Postdoc in Zurich: Fish Evolution ~

4 de julio de 2011

Postdoc in Zurich: Fish Evolution

Open postdoctoral position at the University of Zurich to study ‘pattern
and process in evolutionary radiations of fossil and living
actinopterygian fishes’

The Evolutionary Morphology and Palaeobiology of Vertebrates group at
the Palaeontological Institute and Museum of the University of Zurich
( invites applications for a postdoctoral
position. The successful candidate will work in a Swiss National Science
Foundation supported research project (‘Sinergia’) about patterns and
processes in evolutionary radiations of fossil and living
actinopterygian fishes, concentrating on the speciation and phylogeny of
a basal Triassic clade. The project is a collaboration between M.
Sánchez, H. Furrer ( and W.
Salzburger (Basel,

We are looking for an individual who has received his or her PhD within
the last five years, who is highly motivated and can work independently
on the project. A successful candidate will have substantial research
experience in at least one of these areas: phylogenetics, comparative
anatomy, morphometrics and skeletochronology. The selected candidate
will be expected to help in teaching and writing a proposal for funding.
The position offers a highly competitive salary of up to three years on
annually renewable contracts.

The working language in the laboratory is English. German skills,
although very helpful, are not essential. Zurich is a highly attractive
city in beautiful surroundings, with a multinational population, and
many cultural, educational and recreational opportunities.

To be considered, please send a single (!) PDF file merged from the
following parts: CV including publication list, a statement of research
interests not exceeding three pages, and three academic references.
Please include the word ‘SinergiaSánchez2012’ in the subject line. The
application deadline is August 15, 2011. The position is available in
fall of 2011, at a negotiable starting date.

Many thanks and kind regards,

Prof. Marcelo Sánchez (e-mail:

Marcelo Sánchez <>

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