Postdoc position in ecology and evolution of life-history & sexually selected traits, functional diversity, and distribution in birds(Palacky University, Czech Republic). ~ Bioblogia.net

19 de noviembre de 2012

Postdoc position in ecology and evolution of life-history & sexually selected traits, functional diversity, and distribution in birds(Palacky University, Czech Republic).

Vladimir Remes, Dept of Zoology and Lab of Ornithology, Palacky
University, Czech Republic is seeking a highly motivated, productive and
cooperative postdoctoral researcher to study ecology and evolution of
life-history & sexually selected traits, functional diversity, and
distribution in birds. Please, see http://www.zoologie.upol.cz/remes for
more information about our current projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful applicant will conduct ecological, statistical and
phylogenetic analyses of our datasets from ongoing comparative projects.
In addition, s/he will develop independent projects within our field of
interest. S/he will also mentor advanced students and participate in
teaching.

QUALIFICATION AND SKILLS
Essential
- Ph.D. in evolutionary biology, ecology or zoology (obtained after 28
March 2008)
- Strong publication record in high-quality journals in the area of
evolutionary biology, ecology, conservation biology or ornithology
(especially evolution and ecology of biodiversity)
- Fluency in English

Desirable
- Demonstrated knowledge of comparative and phylogenetic methods,
quantitative methods in biodiversity studies, GIS and spatial statistics
- Programming in R language

SALARY
The salary is 570,000 CZK (Czech Crowns, ca Euro 22,500) per annum and is
ca. twice the average salary in the country. The appointment is for 30
months (if started 1 January 2013).

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
For informal enquiries and application, email your CV (including list of
publications), names and e-mails of two references and a cover letter
stating your previous work, qualification and motivation to Assoc. Prof.
Vladimir Remes at vladimir.remes@upol.cz. Attach pdf of two of your best
papers and a copy of your PhD diploma. Please, state "Postdoc" in the
subject of your e-mail.

APPLICATION DEADLINE AND STARTING DATE
Apply before 20 December 2012. The starting date is negotiable, but the
position is to be filled as soon as possible (funds are available since
January 2013).

Vladimir Remes
Department of Zoology and Laboratory of Ornithology
Palacky University
Tr. Svobody 26
77146 Olomouc
Czech Republic
email: vladimir.remes@upol.cz
web: www.zoologie.upol.cz/remes

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