Interesante postdoc combinando biología evolutiva y ciencias sociales ~

2 de febrero de 2022

Interesante postdoc combinando biología evolutiva y ciencias sociales

Oferta compartida por Nuria


Fields: evolutionary biology; ecology; philosophy of biological sciences

Fully funded 3-year postdoctoral position available at the Department of Biology, University of Padua, Italy, starting 1.4.2022.
The researcher will work on a project investigating the common evolutionary patterns underlying biological and cultural evolution, with a focus on Italy as a hot-spot of biocultural diversity.

Research objectives during the three years:
  1. checking the correspondence between biological diversity and cultural diversity in Italy on the basis of existing data (literature analysis);
  2. verifying the metrics of cultural diversity as proxies for quantification (selection for the Italian case-study);
  3. testing hypotheses on the common patterns of evolution of biological and cultural diversity in Italy (literature analysis, selection of models);
  4. comparing the Italian case with similar cases of Internationally known bio-cultural diversity hotspots (literature analysis, missions abroad);
  5. testing the model with a field-study in Italy (final year).
Expected results at the end of the research period:
  • Three articles presented in peer-reviewed international scientific journals, in the first three years.
  • National and international membership and press launch at the end of the three-year period (conventions, conferences, videos, cross-media communication).
Candidates with the following qualifications are entitled to take part in
this selection notice:
  • PhD graduates: candidates must be in possession of a degree by the selection notice deadline.
  • Basic skills in statistics are also required.
The appointed researcher will work in collaboration with other members of the research group, supervised by Prof. Telmo Pievani.
The application may only be submitted by completing the online procedure available at from January 26, 2022 at 12.00 a.m. to February 25, 2022 at 12.00 a.m. (CET).
The date of the telematic interview is set for March 08, 2022 at 02.00 p.m. (Italian time zone).

For further information and to apply please see documents available at: Selection notice for Type A Research Grant - Department of Biology UniPd <>

For informal inquiries please contact the supervisor:

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