Job Opportunities

@ PhD position: Marine Mussel Bed Restoration (University of Auckland, New Zealand)

The Institute of Marine Science at the University of Auckland in New Zealand (http://www.marine.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/our-institute.html) is seeking a PhD student with an interest in the development of more effective methods for restoring marine mussel beds on the New Zealand coast (http://www.reviveourgulf.org.nz/). 
We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and well organised PhD student to experimentally develop advanced methods for restoring mussel beds, lost through over fishing last century. The research for the PhD involves working with community groups, mussel aquaculture industry and Maori tribal interests in achieving the restoration goal.
Applicants must have a good academic record (GPA > 3.0), strong written and verbal communication skills, possess prior marine field work experience, a  a working knowledge of strong experimental design, be SCUBA certified (or willing to get certified), and enjoy the challenge of working to make a difference for our marine environment. 
The PhD position includes full tuition fees scholarship and a tax-free annual living stipend of NZ$27,500 and research costs fully covered.

Potential students interested in learning more about the opportunity or to apply should contact Professor Andrew Jeffs (a.jeffs@auckland.ac.nz).


@Associate Professor/Professor in Marine and Aquatic Research (Tenure Track) at Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU)

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@Assistant/associate professor in marine ecology at Åbo Akademi University ( 31 October 2017)

Please note the open tenure track-position (assistant/associate professor) in marine ecology at Åbo Akademi University (deadline for applications 31 October 2017). This position is part of the Åbo Akademi's strategic profiling (funded through the Academy of Finland, and is part of a long-term commitment by the university): https://abo.rekrytointi.comMarine biology/ecology at Åbo Akademi University is strong in research and education (at all academic levels), and we offer an inspiring academic environment and good modern infrastructure/technical resources, including field stations. We are also part of several Nordic and European networks, providing opportunities within research and exchange. The position in question is genuinely "open" in that the description is generously broad (interdisciplinary aspects are welcome) giving examples of our strong research areas (which we like to strengthen further, but applications with other research interests are equally qualified). We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of research/excellence, and we warmly welcome young scientists in the beginning of their career to apply. Note that the position comes with a basic personal resource of 40.000 € as a starting-fund, and we explore possibilities to also provide resources for linking a PhD-student to the position.