Investiga la diversidad de crustáceos marinos del Pacífico y Atlántico en este postdoc ~

12 de junio de 2022

Investiga la diversidad de crustáceos marinos del Pacífico y Atlántico en este postdoc

Oferta compartida por Nuria

Post-doc position in the project:BIOdiversity PAtternS and Scale: the case of peracarid Crustacea from
south‑eastern Australia (BIOPASS)

A postdoctoral position is available in the Marine Biology Research group at Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Lodz.

The main objective of the project addresses the lack of fundamental knowledge about biological diversity patterns in the benthic marine ecosystems off the south-eastern Australian coast. This project  is an interactive approach that focuses on identification and assessing local diversity of peracarids (Tanaidacea and Isopoda) from SE Australia to point the environmental factors shaping the diversity over latitudinal and bathymetric gradients.

The project is held in University of Lodz (Poland) and forms a close collaboration with the University of Valencia (Spain) and Melbourne Museum (Australia).

The postdoc is expected to apply methods for species delimitation (genetic/ genomic) and testing connectivity among populations of peracarids crustaceans from SE Australia, NW and Central Pacific, N Atlantic. The obtained data are supposed to be interpreted with taxonomical findings (cooperation with taxonomists) to draw the general model of distribution (cooperation with ecologists). Finally, the genetic results will be employed to investigate phylogeny and phylogeography of the most diverse taxa (families/genera).

We seek an enthusiastic candidate with good communication skills, experience in genetics, systematic, and phylogenetics. We are looking for geneticist who is fascinated by crustaceans or taxonomist ready to work with small crustaceans and will to learn genetic.

The candidate is expected to work both independently and as part of a large research team, and may supervise technical staff and students.

The candidate should have: Minimum PhD in biology, genetics or ecology obtained in between 2015 (and 2022)

The position is fully funded. It will be initially for 1 year, but funding available to extend it further.

If you would like to discuss the project further, please feel free to contact with prof. Magda Błażewicz
( To apply, please send a CV and cover letter stating qualifications, previous work and motivation for the contact as above.

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