Postdoc in evolutionary conservation biology (Switzerland) ~

1 de agosto de 2019

Postdoc in evolutionary conservation biology (Switzerland)

The University of Lausanne is a research and higher education institution
composed of seven faculties, where approximately 15,000 students and
nearly 5,000 professors, researchers and staff work and study. Ideally
situated along the lake of Geneva, near Lausanne city center, its campus
brings together over 120 nationalities.

The Group of Prof. Claus Wedekind is proposing a Postdoctoral
(Premier Assistant) position in Evolutionary Conservation Biology
at the Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne,
Switzerland. The postdoc will join a team working on the selective forces
that act on freshwater fish, i.e. the effects of human activities in
interaction with natural and sexual selection. For more information,
Expected start date in position: 01.11.2019 or to be agreed
Contract length: 1 year, renewable depending on funding availability
Activity rate: 100%
Workplace: Lausanne-Dorigny

The research project will be defined together with the group leader based
on the Postdoc's interests and competences in the field of Evolutionary
Conservation Biology. Most of his/her time will be dedicated to research,
but a contribution to teaching is expected, including the possibility
of supervising master students. The job description stipulates:
70% Personal research
25% Participation to teaching activities and master student supervision
5% Maintenance of lab equipment or other institutional tasks.
We are seeking to recruit someone with a PhD degree in Biology, a strong
interest in research, and with skills in one or several of the following
fields: population genetics, population management, life history,
bioinformatics, evolutionary ecology. Experience with fish would be an
advantage. Applicants should have very good team skills.

We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diverse and
dynamic academic environment, with opportunities for professional
training. Possibilities of continuous training, a lot of activities and
other opportunities to discover.

The Department of Ecology and Evolution in Lausanne University hosts
research groups working on a broad range of topics, producing a rich
intellectual and social life. Although French is the common language
in Lausanne region, the department research activities and seminars are
conducted in English. The campus is located on the shore of the Geneva
Lake, with the view on the Alps.

For further information please contact Prof. Wedekind:

Please use on the UNIL recruitment platform at
to upload your full application containing a cover letter detailing
your research interests, experience and motivation for applying, your
CV, a copy of your PhD certificate (if you have not yet finished your
PhD indicate the scheduled or expected date (a contract as Postdoc/1er
assistant cannot be issued before the completion of the thesis), the
names and contact details of two or three referees.

Review of applications will begin 31.08.2019, but applications will be
accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Lausanne is committed to promoting gender equality
and strongly encourages applications from female candidates.

Claus Wedekind
Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore,
University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland.
Tel. +41 21 692 42 50, Fax +41 21 692 42 65

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