Postdoctoral positions in oceanography at the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO), University of Concepcion, Chile

Full-time postdoctoral positions are available starting between September 1st 2019 and January 31st 2020 at the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) to undertake innovative research and to develop questions in three proposed topics within IMO’s larger research lines. Candidates will have to demonstrate experience and motivation to do research in their preferred research line, using observational, experimental and/or modelling approaches. Successful candidates will be expected to develop their research topics in association with two or more of IMO’s Associate Researchers, to publish their research as first author in high impact journals, to write and help write grants for external funding, and contribute collaboratively to related research projects.

One of the proposed topics is related to Ocean Acidification research:

– Topic 2b: Adaptations of phytoplankton in a variable and changing ocean.

Led by Drs. Cristian A. Vargas & Peter Von Dassow

Applications will be received until 31 July 2019. The appointment will be for a minimum of one year with extensions of up to four years, pending progress. The annual gross salary is approximately USD 26,000 after taxes and, for foreign candidates, a gross installation fund of app. USD4,200.

Postulation requirements include:

1. Ph.D. degree completed before taking up the appointment and received no earlier than January 2014.

2. Curriculum Vitae, with a minimum of two first-author publications in ISI-ranked journals.

3. A letter expressing the motivation of the candidate for applying for the position, referring to the research topic and IMO’s general research themes.

4. Names of three scientists with whom the candidate has previously worked or interacted including emails and telephone numbers.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to contact IMO Associate Researchers with whom they are interested in working, prior to submitting their applications (contact info below).

Please send completed application materials to: Ms. Francisca Osses, Secretary,,

Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO),

University of Concepcion – P.O. Box 1313, Concepcion 3, Zip Code: 4030000, Chile.

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