Postdoc in Greece ~

23 de noviembre de 2011

Postdoc in Greece

Project - “Biodiversity on oceanic islands: towards a unified theory”
(2012-2015. (PTDC/BIA-BIC/119255/2010)*

Creative and motivated candidates are invited to apply for a three-year
Postdoctoral Scientist position, at the Azorean Biodiversity Group,
University of Azores for participation in a collaborative project
supervised by Paulo A. V. Borges and Kostas Triantis (University of
Azores), in collaboration with Luis António Borda Água (CBAUniversity of
Lisbon), Aris Parmakelis (University of Athens) and Robert Whittaker
(Biodiversity Research Group, Oxford University Centre for the Environment).

This project aims at developing conceptual models mathematically
describing the dynamics of diversity on oceanic islands. The main
objective of the project is a unifying theory of island biodiversity,
based on the recently proposed General dynamic model of oceanic island
biogeography (Whittaker et al., 2008), which will require: a) the
development of analytically tractable mathematical models, b) the
analysis of extensive empirical (molecular and biogeographical) data to
assess the validity of the models, and c) taking into account that
biodiversity itself is multi-faceted, and thus biodiversity theories
should incorporate multiple diversity metrics.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in a pertinent field. Previous
post-doctoral experience is not mandatory but will be considered a plus.
The ideal candidate would have excellent skills in ecological
mathematics, handling of large data sets, stochastic/mechanistic and/or
prognostic modelling and experience of combining molecular and
ecological data.

Salary will be 1495€/month.

Please send a CV, a brief statement of research interests, and the names
and contact information for two references to Paulo Borges, and Kostas Triantis (

Review of applications will begin on March 1 2012 and will continue
until the position is filled. The project is expected to begin in August

Biology Building
Department of Ecology and Taxonomy (Room 41)
University of Athens
Panepistimioupoli Zografou
Tel.: ++302107274736

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