Postdoc investigando sistemas parasitarios de cría en peces ~

1 de junio de 2022

Postdoc investigando sistemas parasitarios de cría en peces

Oferta compartida por Nuria


TOPIC: Fish Evolutionary Ecology
Reichard Lab (, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno

Full-time postdoctoral position for 2 years (+ extension until the end of 2025 possible) 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 20 June 2022 will be fully considered. Selected candidates will be interviewed online.

This position is within a generous funding of Expro project of Czech Science Foundation to Martin Reichard on reproductive parasitism in fish. It uses two understudied fish brood parasitic systems: bitterling fishes (Acheilognathidae) and their mussel hosts, and cuckoo catfish (Synodontis multipunctatus) and their cichlid hosts from Lake Tanganyika.

The project aims at identifying the conditions for the origin and evolution of host specificity in brood parasites. Field and lab studies are combined with barcoding, population genetics and phylogenetics.

Selected candidate will work along with two other postdoctoral researchers. There is flexibility in the specific focus within the broad terms of the project, although we would particularly welcome a candidate with expertise in:
  1. fish morphology (dentition, gill rakers, osteology) or
  2. comparative phylogenetic biology.
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, are covered from the project.

PhD in Biology

at least 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. May increase with

For formal applications, please submit a CV with explanations of your previous work and motivation to apply for this position in your Cover Letter (1 page is sufficient).
Email your formal application to
Feel free to consult through informal enquires by email to

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