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Postdoc vacancy in biodiversity data science within the LTER-LIFE project

The Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) at the University of Amsterdam has an open vacancy for a Postdoctoral research in biodiversity data science. The position is part of the LTER-LIFE project, a novel large-scale research infrastructure for studying and predicting how changes in climate and other human-induced pressures affect ecosystems and biodiversity. 

Some of the main responsibilities associated with the position involve mobilising and integrating data and making them FAIR for the Digital Twin virtual research environment. Additionally, close collaboration with all of the LTER-LIFE teams is required, especially with those that develop and manage the scientific use cases in the Wadden Sea and the Veluwe, design and develop the infrastructure services, develop models and computer codes, and organise capacity building and training for ecologists and environmental scientists.

The desired candidate should be able to provide:

  • A PhD in ecology, ecological informatics, environmental science or a closely related field;
  • Interest, passion and experience with biodiversity and environmental data;
  • Exceptional quantitative skills and profound experience in scripting/programming (e.g. R, Python) and handling of diverse datasets;
  • Willingness to work in a multidisciplinary team (ecology, computer science; software engineering, remote sensing, environmental management);
  • Proficiency in scientific writing;
  • Ability to speak and communicate in English at an academic level.

Apply latest by 6 November 2023. How to do it and more info about the position can be found here.

Contact person: Dr. W. Daniel Kissling, Associate Professor of Quantitative Biodiversity Science, UvA (

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