Postdoc in population dynamics (Norway) ~

7 de marzo de 2018

Postdoc in population dynamics (Norway)

Two postdoc positions are available for 3 years at the Department of
Biology, Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics (CBD), the Norwegian University
of Science and Technology in Trondheim. The positions are funded by
a grant from the Research Council of Norway, and will be part of the
project "Spatial differentiation of a bird metapopulation: quantifying
eco-evolutionary dynamics in space", which is led by Professor Bernt-Erik
Sæther, and involves other researchers at CBD. Further information
about CBD is available at:

The aim of the project is to examine how local population dynamics and
dispersal affect the spatial structure of populations using house sparrows
as model organism. We will achieve this by an integrated approach linking
ecological and evolutionary processes based on a unified stochastic
modelling framework. Our aim is to examine the relative contribution of
environmental covariation, interchange of individuals and differences in
strength of density dependence for the degree of spatial synchrony of the
population dynamics and ongoing phenotypic divergence in space. We expect
the results will show that including spatial processes are essential
for understanding how natural populations will respond to changes in
the environment.

The successful candidates should hold a PhD in biology but candidates with
a PhD in mathematical sciences may also be considered if the competence
is relevant. We are searching for candidates that can document experience
with theoretical or empirical analyses in population dynamics and/or
quantitative genetics. Experience with the software R must be documented,
and is mandatory. Both candidates will be involved in a network of
collaborators both at CBD and internationally and must therefore possess
good communication and social skills. The candidates will also be involved
in some field work. We seek candidates who are able to work efficiently
and goal-oriented, and who are highly motivated for the research.

The successful candidates should start in May 1 2018, but the starting
date is negotiable.

The application deadline is March 24th 2018, and applications
need to be submitted through the "Jobbnorge" web page:

Further information about the positions can also be obtained from
professor Bernt-Erik Sæther, Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics, NTNU,
Tel. +47 90578544, E-mail:

Dr. Henrik Jensen
Associate Professor
Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics
Department of Biology
NO-7491 Trondheim

Office: +47 73596949
Mobile: +47 91897064

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