Postdoc en Chequia estudiando ecología evolutiva y parasitismo en peces ~

24 de junio de 2021

Postdoc en Chequia estudiando ecología evolutiva y parasitismo en peces

Oferta compartida por Nuria

Full-time postdoctoral position for 2-3 years is available at the Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Czech Academy of Sciences, located in Brno, Czech Republic. Position may start when filled; all applications submitted until 4 July 2021 will be fully considered. Selected candidates will be interviewed online.

This position is funded by Expro project of Czech Science Foundation to Martin Reichard on investigating how and why do some parasites become host specialists and its consequences for ecological speciation. Using two understudied fish brood parasitic systems (bitterling fishes and their mussel hosts, and cuckoo catfish and their cichlid hosts), the project uses comparative and experimental approaches to understand how coevolution drives and constrains diversification. This project aims at identifying the conditions for the origin and evolution of host specificity, how it is maintained and constrained, and how it contributes to biological diversification. Field and lab studies are combined with population genetics, phylogenetics and mathematical modelling.

Selected candidate will work along with three other postdoctoral researchers, with focus primarily on experimental and comparative work on bitterling fishes and their mussel hosts. Given a work in a larger team, there is some flexibility in the specific focus within the broad terms of the project. We expect applications from candidates with a background in ecology and evolution, ideally with a previous track record of working with fish models. For experimental work, there is access to well-equipped fish breeding facility and outdoor system of separate tanks.

All research expenses, including fieldwork and conference travel, will be covered from the project.


SALARY - 55 000 CZK (incl. social and health insurance and taxes), c. 2200 EUR per month (well above average for Czech living expenses), giving a net earnings of 35 000 CZK per month.

For formal applications, please submit a CV and explain your previous work and motivation to apply for this position in your Cover Letter (1 page is sufficient). Email your application to
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