Job Offers | 27 September 2021

Postdoctoral contract in marine ecosystem modelling


The Institut of Marine Science (ICM-CSIC) is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on marine ecosystem modelling development and applications within the European project FutureMARES.

  • Place: Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC), Barcelona

  • Salary: FC3-FC1, 46,287.17 to €58,059.19 €, depending on experience

  • Contract period: One year, with the possibility to be extended for 1-2 additional

The objective of the contract is to characterize the potential effect of two Nature-Based Solutions (sustainable fisheries management and the establishment of marine protected areas) to overcome the impacts of ongoing climate change effects on marine resources and ecosystems. The methodological approach will involve the use of statistical and mechanistic modelling techniques of marine ecosystems with special focus on the Western Mediterranean Sea.

We are looking for candidates with a strong background on marine ecosystem modelling with Ecopath with Ecosim and Ecospace software [1] and its latest developments (e.g., Christensen et al. 2014, Steenbeek et al. 2018, Coll et al. 2019) and knowledge on the field of marine sciences, biological sciences, and environmental sciences or similar. A good level of English is essential and knowledge of GIS, statistical analyses and programming with R is highly recommended.


Institut of Marine Science – CSIC

The Institute of Marine Science (Institut de Ciències del Mar, ICM-CSIC) is the fourth largest research institute of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the largest dedicated to marine research. Under the motto “Ocean Science for a Healthy Planet,” the ICM conducts frontier research and foster both knowledge and technology transfer on topics related to ocean and climate interactions, conservation and sustainable use of marine life and ecosystems, and impact mitigation of natural and anthropogenic hazards. In-depth knowledge, determined action, and coordinated management are essential to confronting these global challenges, thereby driving sustainable development of humankind.

Recruitment at ICM is open, transparent and merit-based, and all applicants compete on the same terms.

Please check the attached document to see all the information and how to apply.  Applications will be continually reviewed. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.