Deadline: 30 Sept 2023

Published: 22 Aug 2023

Contact: Associate Professor Cintia O. Quintana

Are you a seasoned researcher in marine ecology looking to push the boundaries of interdisciplinary research in biodiversity and ecosystem services? The University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Department of Biology, is seeking an enthusiastic postdoc to join for a two-year stint on an impactful project focused on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

Role Overview:

As the postdoc for the Blue4All project, you will focus on marine conservation and restoration challenges in Europe, proposing innovative approaches to MPAs that align with the EU Biodiversity Strategy and national initiatives. The project emphasizes stakeholder involvement, working with stakeholders from various sites and living labs in the Mediterranean Sea, Baltic Sea, and North-East Atlantic regions.

Your responsibilities will include supporting the testing and validation of socio-ecological and environmental tools in the living labs. Specifically, you will concentrate on gathering data associated with these tools and investigating environmental challenges linked to the balance between use and protection of the Wadden Sea, a living lab located in Denmark.

Candidate Profile:

SDU is looking for a candidate with a PhD in biology, ecology, environmental studies, political science, or sociology with an environmental emphasis, environmental/resource economics, or similar. Experience with climate or biodiversity topics, coastal habitats, or ecosystem service assessments is highly desirable. Proficiency in areas like biodiversity of flora and fauna, ecosystems ecology, environmental sociology, stakeholder engagement and integration, R-coding, GIS, and mapping software will be beneficial.

Starting date: 1 December 2023 (or soon after). Application deadline: 30 September 2023. How to Apply:

  • A cover letter
  • A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment
  • A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely
  • Certificates
  • Contact for three references.