Postdoc investigando mamíferos del desierto y su camuflaje ~

16 de enero de 2022

Postdoc investigando mamíferos del desierto y su camuflaje

Oferta compartida por Nuria

We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher to apply to work with our team ( The selected candidate will apply with the team for the independent Junior Researcher position within the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology ( Calls/Scientific Employment: 1. Scientific Employment Stimulus - Individual Call). The timeline for the application is: January-February 2022 and position to start within a year from that date.

We work mainly, but not only, on Sahara-Sahel rodents as a suitable model system to investigate variable aspects of animal adaptations (e.g.: We aim to develop an integrative approach to camouflage (combining fields such as: ecophysiology, behavioral and community ecology, genomics, remote sensing). The successful candidate is expected to join ongoing investigations and to develop their research integrating multiple fields. We are flexible concerning detailed aspects of the candidate's interests.

The candidate must hold a PhD (in biology or related fields) and send (before January 20th) a short (1) letter of interest, (2) CV and (3) list of publications (all integrated into one pdf file) to the address below, from where further inquires can be requested.
Zbyszek Boratyński,

Selected references:
Boratyński Z, Brito JC, Campos JC, Cunha JL, Granjon L, Mappes T, Ndiaye A, Rzebik-Kowalska B, Serén N. 2017. Repeated evolution of camouflage in speciose desert rodents. Scientific Reports, 7:3522. Doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-03444-y

Nokelainen O, Brito JC, Scott-Samuel N, Valkonen J, Boratyński Z. 2020. Camouflage accuracy in Sahara-Sahel desert rodents. Journal of Animal Ecology, 89(7), 1658-1669. Doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.13225

Fennell, J. G., Talas, L., Baddeley, R. J., Cuthill, I. C., & Scott‐Samuel, N. E. (2021). The Camouflage Machine: Optimizing protective coloration using deep learning with genetic algorithms. Evolution, 75(3), 614-624. Doi: 10.1111/evo.14162

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