Postdoctoral Researcher in Biodiversity Synthesis (Switzerland) ~

18 de octubre de 2016

Postdoctoral Researcher in Biodiversity Synthesis (Switzerland)

We are seeking a quantitative ecologist to work on a project funded by the Swiss Science Foundation that will relate the results of biodiversity-ecosystem function experiments to patterns in ‘real world’ ecosystems. The project will quantitatively integrate work from two large-scale and long-term projects, The Jena Experiment and the Biodiversity Exploratories, in addition to other major international biodiversity projects. The post is at the Institute of Plant Sciences at the University of Bern, Switzerland in the group of Prof. Markus Fischer and will involve close collaboration with Dr Peter Manning and Dr Fons van der Plas of the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre in Frankfurt, Germany. The project will also network the researcher within the extensive research communities of these projects and the wider biodiversity research community.
Candidates should possess a PhD in ecology, strong quantitative skills (e.g. data analysis in R), an excellent knowledge of ecological theory and the capacity to collaborate effectively within a large and diverse team of researchers. Evidence of previous or potential publication of work in leading peer reviewed journals is also essential.
The post offers an attractive research environment (see also links below) and Bern offers an excellent quality of life. The position is for 2 years.
For informal enquiries regarding the post contact Peter Manning ( Please send your application including a letter of motivation, CV, publication list and names and email contacts of two referees as a single pdf to and no later than 25 October 2016.

Related links:
Jena Experiment
Biodiversity Exploratories
Plant Ecology at Bern
Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre

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