Puesto para un especialista en sistemática y evolución de arácnidos ~ Bioblogia.net

16 de junio de 2021

Puesto para un especialista en sistemática y evolución de arácnidos

Oferta compartida por Nuria

The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM, www.unam.mx) is the preeminent public higher-education center in Mexico, and is among the highest-ranking Spanish-speaking, and Latin American, universities. UNAM's Institute of Biology is a research center in the main campus of UNAM in Mexico City, with the mission of developing scientific research about the origin and maintenance, evolution, interactions, distribution, current composition, use and conservation of biological diversity. It houses the National Biological Collections of Mexico, including ten zoological collections, and the National Herbarium. Its faculty include over 170 scientists and academic technicians who conduct research, teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate-level students, and participate in outreach activities, all to contribute to the understanding and conservation of biological diversity to improve scientific advancement and the well-being of society. The Institute of Biology consists of two academic Departments (Zoology and Botany), a Botanical Garden, and field research stations in the tropical rainforest in the state of Veracruz, and in the seasonally dry tropical forest in the state of Jalisco.

The Institute of Biology seeks qualified applicants for one tenure-track full-time position as Researcher Scientist in Arachnology (except Acari) in the Department of Zoology, at a faculty level and monthly salary commensurate with skills and experience.

Candidate profile: We seek a scientist to conduct research on Class Arachnida (except Order Acari), with expertise in systematic biology (e.g., species discovery, phylogenetic inference), extending to the application of innovative theoretical concepts and methodological tools to investigate one or more processes associated with their evolution above the species level (e.g., morphological diversity, species richness, distribution), and with a strong experience of work and development of biological collections.

  1. Doctorate or Ph.D. degree in the areas of Zoology, Systematics or Evolution.
  2. Knowledge and professional experience of at least 3 years in research in phylogenetic systematics and evolution of Class Arachnida (except Order Acari).
  3. Experience using or developing biological collections.
  4. Ability to teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students from UNAM¡¯s School of Science and Graduate Programs, as well as to participate in outreach and institutional activities.
  5. Develop her/his own line of independent research, including procurement of funds for research, and interaction and collaboration with other research groups.
  6. Non-native speakers must be fluent in the Spanish language.
Application and supporting documents:
To apply, please send the following documents to sacademica@ib.unam.mx, with copy (Cc:) to secacad_vl@ib.unam.mx
  1. Curriculum vitae (CV), including academic degrees, publication history and experience in arachnid systematics.
  2. Description of research conducted during at least the past 3 years (maximum 2 pages).
  3. Research proposal, in the context of a longer research plan, to be developed in the first year of work, focused on the systematics and evolution of any group of Arachnida (except Acari), preferably with a focus on Mexican groups (maximum 10 pages).
  4. Cover letter addressed to the Director, Prof. Susana Magallón, stating the motives and interest in developing an academic career at the Institute of Biology, UNAM (maximum 2 pages)
  5. Names and contact information of at least two persons who can provide academic references.
Applications, accompanied by supporting documents, will be received from June 07, 2021 until the close of this call, which will be on July 23, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (Mexico City time). Short-listed candidates will be contacted for a personal interview.

For any questions regarding this announcement, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs of the Institute of Biology at sacademica@ib.unam.mx or secacad_vl@ib.unam.mx.


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