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Three PhD positions available at University College Dublin

Bees, and other pollinators, are essential for both the production of crops and the reproduction of wild plants. Global declines in pollinating insects have led to concerns over future food security. Although many studies have investigated the factors contributing to bee decline, few have focussed on the implications of these factors for the pollination services bees provide. We are looking for excellent candidates for three PhD positions available on pesticide use, climate, pollinators and pollination. These positions will be based at University College Dublin, under the supervision of Dr Dara Stanley. Two are funded Science Foundation Ireland, and one in collaboration with Professor Jane Stout at Trinity College Dublin funded by DAFM. For detailed descriptions and more information please see https://www.stanleyecologylab.org/

AnaEE Director General

The European Ecosystems Experimental Infrastructure AnaEE (www.anae.com) seeks a Director General (DG), full-time position. The DG will lead the AnaEE Central Hub and will oversee the activities of the Service Centres and ensure their activities are coordinated and their interactions with the national platforms effective.  Whereas the central hub is located in France, candidates from any country are welcome with the aim to have a true international team for the hub. The position is initially for a 5 years contract with possible extension. The activity will take place in Hub facilities located in the CNRS research campus of Gif-sur-Yvette near Paris. Monthly salary will be 6 600 to 8 200 € (5 400 to 6 700 € net). Candidates should apply before Sept 1st 2018 at 12:00 h (CET) through an email message with subject: “AnaEE DG Position”; addressed to: lise.vedel@inra.fr. Additional information on www.anaee.com.

 

Stable Isotope Ecology of Coastal Food Webs

A postdoctoral position is available in the Polito lab at Louisiana State University (LSU), Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences. The postdoctoral researcher will focus on the analysis of bulk tissue and compound-specific stable isotope measurements of amino acids to help understand the ecological effects of multiple stressors and subsequent restoration practices on the trophic structure and flow of energy through coastal saltmarsh food webs. This position will include both laboratory and field work.  The ideal candidate would have experience in both stable isotope analyses and coastal ecosystem ecology, but candidates with diverse backgrounds are welcome to apply. A summer 2018 start date is preferred, but start dates in fall 2018 will be considered. Interested individuals can contact mpolito@lsu.edu and apply via: https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU/job/LSU—Baton-Rouge/Postdoctoral-Researcher_R00022008

 

Two Assistant Professorships in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto (www.eeb.utoronto.ca) invites applications for two tenure-stream appointments in ecology and evolution. These appointments will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2018.  The University of Toronto is a leading academic institution with over 60 faculty members specializing in ecology and evolution.

We seek candidates who conduct conceptually driven research in ecology and evolution, especially those with research programs in disease and/or theory. We seek applications from candidates whose research program complements the research programs of the highly collaborative faculty currently in the department.

The successful applicants must have a PhD in a related field by July 1, 2018 or soon thereafter, with a record of sustained publications in top-ranked, field-relevant journals.  The appointees will be expected to build an active, externally funded and internationally recognized research program. The successful candidates will also demonstrate excellence in teaching and contributions to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students

http://www.eeb.utoronto.ca/about-us/employment/utfa.htm

 

Postdoctoral researcher in demography

What are the effects of sea ice changes on marine predator populations? How do their demographic rates and population dynamics vary as a function of sea ice?

We are looking for a motivated researcher with excellent data analysis skills for an 18 months position on the SENSEI project funded by the Fondation BNP Paribas. The researcher will investigate the effects of sea – ice variability and other environmental drivers on the demography and population dynamics of an Arctic seabird using a 43 years capture-mark-release database.

Candidate profile: PhD degree in ecology, excellent skills in population ecology modelling. Proficient experience and skills in R programming and demographic quantitative methods would be appreciated.

The researcher will be based at Villiers en Bois (France) with visits to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (USA).

Deadline 11th June 2018

Please send applications to Christophe Barbraud. See here for more information.

What are the effects of sea ice changes on marine predator populations? How do their demographic rates and population dynamics vary as a function of sea ice?

The researcher will investigate the effects of sea-ice variability and other environmental drivers on the demography and population dynamics of an Arctic seabird using a 43 years capture-mark-recapture database.

 

 

 

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