Postdoctoral Researcher in Functional Plant Community Ecology ~ Bioblogia.net

20 de abril de 2012

Postdoctoral Researcher in Functional Plant Community Ecology

LABORATORY OF FUNCTIONAL PLANT ECOLOGY
(Head Jan Lepš), Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, České
Budějovice, Czech Republic is seeking a highly motivated, cooperative and productive
postdoctoral researcher to join our team studying mechanisms of species coexistence, plant-plant
relationships, functional diversity, species traits relationships and developing corresponding methods
of data analysis. Please, consult http://botanika.prf.jcu.cz/suspa/ for more information about the
working group.
RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful applicant will participate in ecological, statistical, and phylogenetic analyses of our
data sets from ongoing experiments and projects. In addition, s/he will be able to develop an
independent project, using our permanent field sites. S/he will also mentor advanced students and will
prepare a course for advanced students.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION AND SKILLS
Essential
- Ph.D. in ecology, botany or related field (not older than March 30, 2008)
- Proven ability to develop, implement and publish interesting research projects
- Fluency in written and spoken English
- Proficiency in statistical and other analysis of data
Desirable
- Knowledge of phylogenetic methods, particularly those relevant to community ecology
- Experience with analysis of species traits in (plant) community ecology
- Ability to work in the field
SALARY The salary is 600,000 CZK (Czech Crowns, ca Euro 26,000) per annum. The appointment
is for 34 months.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE For informal enquiries and application, email your CV (including
list of publications), names and e-mails of three references, and a cover letter stating your previous
work, qualification and motivation to Prof. Jan Lepš at suspa@prf.jcu.cz. (between April 28 and May
13, please, contact Francesco de Bello at fradebello@cftc.es). Attach pdf of two of your best papers,
and copy of your diploma. Please, state “Postdoc” in the subject of your e-mail.
APPLICATION DEADLINE AND STARTING DATE
Apply beforeMay 31, 2012. The successful applicant is expected to start on 1st September 2012 in
České Budějovice, Czech Republic.

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