Vente a la Rep Checa a hacer un postdoc en ecología y comportamiento migratorio de aves ~

28 de febrero de 2023

Vente a la Rep Checa a hacer un postdoc en ecología y comportamiento migratorio de aves

Oferta compartida por Cristina

We are a research campus with a strong tradition in biosciences focused on complex ecological, evolutionary & developmental aspects of LIFE. Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic is seeking qualified applicants for the position of

Post-doctoral Researcher in Animal Migration Ecology

The newly established research group Global Life-history, Ornithology & Behavioural Ecology (GLOBE) – new webpages will be launched soon – focuses on ecology, behaviour, life-history strategies and population dynamics of wild animals, particularly birds, including impacts and consequences of recent environmental changes. The GLOBE research group is led by Dr Vojtěch Kubelka from Department of Zoology and Centre for Polar Ecology at the Faculty of Sciences, University of South Bohemia in the Czech republic and has been recently awarded a prestigious Junior Star GAČR grant: Animal migrations in a changing world – Movements for reproduction to higher latitudes: still advantageous strategy or maladaptive behaviour? We seek to appoint an early career scientist as post-doctoral researcher to contribute to this new project. 

What would be your main responsibilities 
• Organize and conduct ornithological field work at selected study sites across Western Palearctic and South America in association with international collaborators 
• Combine experimental and observational fieldwork with a comparative approach based on extracting relevant information from published literature
• Coordinate data collection and analyses, working with large datasets in relational databases • Prepare and write manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals
• Lead or participate in funding applications for research in collaboration with team members • Supervise students and research assistants 
• Present and promote the results at conferences and seminars • Disseminate the project outputs to stakeholders and public 
• Carry out other scientific and/or academic activities that are important for the success of the project 

What we offer 
• A two-year position with the possibility of extension based on good performance
• Excellent instruments, equipment and multiple research platforms within the Faculty of Sciences, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic 
• Access to the Czech Arctic research station at Svalbard and fieldwork at study sites along latitudinal gradients from Morocco to Arctic and from tropical Brazil to Patagonia 
• Extensive international networking and mentoring opportunities via the ÉLVONAL Shorebird Science project ( 
• Full logistical support for own follow-up research funding applications 
• English speaking, stimulating & friendly international research environment 
• HR Award certificate, 
• Professional administration support and assistance with all personal, economic, legal, project, IT, intellectual property needs, flexible working time 
• Competitive salary + possible bonuses, 5 weeks of paid vacation per year
• Meals allowance, special mobile services, university kindergarten 
• Work-life balance in a historical middle-sized university city, 3

Competitive candidates are expected to have 
• PhD in evolutionary biology, behavioural ecology, zoology, or relevant field of life sciences 
• A foundation of knowledge in two or more fields: evolutionary ecology, climate change biology, demography and population dynamics, predator-prey interactions and animal migration 
• Experience in conducting or supervising international research projects 
• 3+ years hands-on experience in field research, with preference for experience with fieldwork in tropical or Arctic locations 
• Ornithological fieldwork experience including bird handling and ringing (bird ringing licence is welcomed but not necessary) 
• Good skills in statistical modelling, advanced level in using R 
• Strong record of success conducting research and scholarly activities, including publications in peer-reviewed journals 
• Experience working with analysis and presentation of large data sets 
• Demonstrated project management experience and leadership skills 
• Budgetary and general administrative skills 
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate within a team-based environment, ability to work effectively both in a team and independently 
• Valid driving licence

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