Postdoc in evolutionary ecology (UK) ~

9 de febrero de 2015

Postdoc in evolutionary ecology (UK)

A post-doctoral research associate position, funded by the ERC, is available to work with Prof Rebecca Kilner in the Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge, UK.
The post-doc will work on a project investigating whether parental care
can drive evolutionary change, using burying beetles Nicrophorus spp as
our model experimental organisms.

For further information about our research visit our website at

Duties will include:

Running a large-scale selection experiment; running or supervising
complementary experiments in the lab or field; assisting in monitoring
of beetle numbers at local field sites; collection and analysis
of microsatellite data (or similar); data collection, analysis and
interpretation; preparation of manuscripts for publication.

Essential knowledge, skills and experience for the role:

A PhD in evolutionary ecology or behavioral ecology or closely related

Ability to organise time, plan ahead and to work effectively

Excellent data handling and data analysis skills;

Excellent communications skills (written and oral);

Ability to work in a team and strong interpersonal skills.

Desirable knowledge, skills and experience for the role:

Some post-doctoral experience;

Any relevant laboratory experience, particularly in carrying out selection
experiments or experimental evolution;

Experience in collecting and analysing microsatellite data;

Experience of fieldwork with insects;

Background knowledge (e.g. from your undergraduate training) in entomology
and microbiology;

Interest in natural history;

Some experience of managing others.

The post is available for up to 28 months, with a start date of 1 July
2015. The starting salary is £28,695 - £37,394 per annum.

Further information about the position, along with details about how to
apply can be found here:

The deadline for applications is 5pm GMT Thursday 5 March 2015. Interviews
will be held during week beginning 23 March 2015.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be sent to Rebecca Kilner at

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