The Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, is currently inviting applications for a Postdoc position in Global Change Ecology in the lab of Jake Alexander, starting 1st July 2017, for an initial period of 1 year.
Research in the Alexander lab seeks to understand the ecological and evolutionary forces that shape
species’ distributions, and their responses to different drivers of global change. In particular, we study
how biotic interactions shape species’ responses to climate change, and what limits the spread of non-
native species along environmental gradients. Our work combines field experiments with comparative studies, molecular genetics and ecological modelling, with fieldwork based primarily in our field sites along elevation gradients in the Swiss Alps. For more information visit
We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher holding a PhD in ecology or another relevant discipline, with a strong interest and expertise in ecological concepts, ecological modelling and statistics. Excellent scientific writing skills in English are also required. We are particularly keen to recruit a postdoc with an interest to work on modelling the dynamics of plant invasions into mountains, using unique long-term data collected by the Mountain Invasion Research Network (MIREN; www.mountaininvasions.org). However, projects could focus on any topic of mutual interest.
The Department of Ecology and Evolution offers a diverse and stimulating working environment, and
Lausanne a city with an exceptional quality of living and ready access to cultural and recreational
activities. Postdocs at UNIL are hired at an activity rate of 80 %, up to a maximum of 5 years. The lab is strongly supportive of positive work-life balance for people in all stages of their careers.
For further information please contact Jake Alexander: firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply, please submit a cover letter describing your research background and interests, a curriculum
vitae, one recent publication, and the contact information of two referees, all submitted as a single PDF file. Application review will begin on 15th February, and continue until the position is filled.
To submit your application, please follow the link posted on the Alexander lab website: