The University of Crete is looking for a scientist to work on two European research projects with the task to develop dynamic energy budget models for targeted fish species. The position is based at the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
The candidate will be in charge of collecting bibliographic data and developing/using dynamic energy budget models with the aim to
- understand the impact of climate changes on targeted fish species physiology,
- predict effects of variable environments (in terms of feed and water temperature) on fish growth,
- predict oxygen consumption and waste production at different fish sizes, temperatures, feed rations and diet compositions.
Applicants should hold a PhD or MSc degree in biology, mathematics, physics or a related field of science. They should be familiar with modeling biological systems and capable to further develop existing energy budget models. Programming skills and knowledge of MATLAB and/or R are mandatory. Modeling experience with dynamic energy budget models or physiologically-based models will be an advantage.
The duration of the contract will be initially one year, with a possible extension for a second and third year.
Start date : 1 September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. The detailed administrative procedure will be published by 31 June, 2016.