POSTDOC: POPULATION GENETICS OF THE GREAT BUSTARD IN SPAIN ~ Bioblogia.net

17 de noviembre de 2010

POSTDOC: POPULATION GENETICS OF THE GREAT BUSTARD IN SPAIN

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work at the National
Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN) in Madrid, Spain, on the population
genetics and phylogeography of the Great Bustard (/Otis tarda/), an
endangered steppe bird in the Iberian Peninsula.

The position will be supervised by MNCN researchers Juan Carlos
Alonso and Borja Mila and will be framed in the context of the
long-term ecological studies carried out by Dr. Alonso¢s group
(http://www.mncn.csic.es/investigador.php?cat=2&pg=6) on a number of leks
and populations in central Spain over the last 15 years. Current goals
include the use of molecular methods to advance our understanding of
the species¢ genetic diversity and structure, spatial patterns of gene
flow, dispersal ecology, individual-fitness correlates, and population
viability analysis, among others. Specific objectives will be developed
jointly by the selected candidate and the project¢s PI¢s. Over 900
genetic samples (blood, tissue and feathers) from adult and immature
birds are currently available from 60 different leks from several Iberian
populations, and further targeted sampling of Spanish populations can
be arranged if necessary.

The three-year position will start by spring of 2011. Competitive
postdoctoral fellowships are available from the Spanish Ministry of
Science (MICINN - Juan de la Cierva Program) and the Spanish Research
Council (CSIC - JAE Doc Program). Official calls for applications for
these programs will become available over the next month.

Applicants should have demonstrated an interest in molecular ecology,
behavioral ecology

or evolutionary biology, and should have a PhD in these or related
fields. Preference will be given to applicants who have extensive
experience with molecular genetic methods, including sequencing,
genotyping, paternity analysis, and population genetic analysis.

The National Museum of Natural Sciences is a research center of the
Spanish Research Council (www.csic.es[1]) located in Madrid, Spain. You
can visit the MNCN¢s web site at: www.mncn.csic.es[2]

Applicants should e-mail a detailed CV, a one-page statement of research
interests, and the names and e-mail addresses of two professional
references to:

Dr. Borja Mila

Department of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology

National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN)

Spanish Research Council (CSIC)

Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, Madrid 28006, Spain

Tel: +34 914111328

Email: bmila@mncn.csic.es

Web page: www.beb-mncn.es/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id76&Itemid38[3]

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