The Instituto Español de Oceanografía are looking for candidates interested in conducting a PhD thesis investigating several aspects of the biology and distribution of meso and bathypelagic micronekton. Particular emphasis will be devoted to the development of new methodologies to determine their abundances, and to the study their vertical migrations in relation to physical and biological conditions. The work of the thesis will be conducted in the Instituto Español de Oceanografía (Centro de Baleares), with periods in the Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC) in Barcelona and IOCAG in the Canary Islands.
The candidate should have a degree in sciences (marine sciences, biology, physics, chemistry, or similar), a master degree preferably in oceanography, fisheries or marine biology, and she/he should be admitted in a PhD program. The candidate will work in the assessment of micronekton taxonomy, abundances, and metabolism using different tools such as in situ sampling through trawls, and acoustics. Because part of the study is related to the development of fisheries acoustics techniques, knowledge of acoustics, image processing, machine learning and computational programing languages (preferably Matlab) will be positively evaluated. Academic record, experience in the subject, and good skills in English language will be valued.
It is essential for the role that the candidate be comfortable both reading and filling in documents in Spanish.