Job and Study Opportunities

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If you would like to post a job or study opportunity, please email Fiona Le Ray (Careers and Inclusion Officer) with 100-150 words including the job title and workplace, brief summary of the role, deadline, and a link to where they can find more details on how to apply. Please note we only post paid job opportunities. 


Senior Research Leader – Nature Markets

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in enabling Kew to use its biodiversity science expertise, collections and data to deliver maximum impact in the field. The role holder will help to recruit, then lead and manage their team that will develop science-led methods and approaches that will enable effective, evidence-led market operation.  Working with internal and external stakeholders they will become internationally influential in the role of research within the developing arena of biodiversity markets, their influence on species, ecosystems and land management, and of Kew’s niche within it.

Location: Kew Gardens, Richmond, Hybrid

Salary: £56,445 – £63,196 per annum

Closing date: 21/02/2024

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PhD Position in Community Ecology – University of Bordeaux and University of Gent

Changes in biodiversity in European coastal sand dunes established in front of dune dykes.

DuneFront aims to demonstrate the importance of Dune-Dike Nature Based Solutions for the restoration of local and regional biodiversity. The PhD student will study the patterns of plant diversity, its functioning with respect to dune development and erosion control in the series of demonstrators along the coasts of 6 EU countries. Mainly vegetation ecology, but also patterns in arthropod and soil diversity.

3 years of funding (EU grant DuneFront), Co-tutelle thesis UBordeaux and UGhent.

  • Advisors : Richard Michalet (UBordeaux) and Dries Bonte (UGhent).
  • Requirements : Master degree in Ecology, experience in field experiments, trait-based approaches, plant or animal taxonomy and high level in English speaking and writing.

Beginning: Early March 2024, Early October the latest.

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Postdoc in Eco-evolutionary responses of phytoplankton to changing environments – Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany

3-year Postdoc position in “Eco-evolutionary responses of phytoplankton to changing environments” at the Biologische Anstalt Helgoland (AWI, Germany)

We are searching for an enthusiastic postdoctoral candidate, who will investigate phytoplankton population dynamics and the associated eco-evolutionary responses to warming and changing dissolved nutrient concentrations. The comparison of different phytoplankton taxa will allow us to observe whether certain populations are more prone to instability under stress. To test this, the candidate will conduct long-term exposure chemostat experiments to assess the interactions between different stressors and their effects on fitness-relevant life-history traits of phytoplankton populations.

For any questions you may have, you are very welcome to get in touch with Maarten Boersma (+49 4725 819 3350,

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Associate or Full Professor in Environmental Justice, Law, and Policy – Cornell University, USA

Faculty Position Available:

Cohort Hire: Advancing Environmental Justice

Focus: Environmental Justice, Law, and Policy

Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

Position: Associate or Full Professor, Tenure-track.

Location: Ithaca, NY, USA. The academic home for this position is the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences housed on the Ithaca campus of Cornell University.

The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at Cornell University is enthusiastically seeking a distinguished scholar for a Tenure-track Associate or Full Professor position focusing on Environmental Justice, Law, and Policy. Our new colleague will join a Cohort Faculty Hire in Advancing Environmental Justice.

Deadline: March 15, 2023

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PhD in Plant Ecology at the Helmholtz – Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Germany

We are offering a PhD position in the project “Climate niches and species immigration in grasslands under global change” The prospective PhD project aims to investigate i) the role of climate niches for species response to experimental future climate and ii) how demography and functional traits may explain the establishment success of immigrating plant species into grasslands of different land-use intensity exposed to climate change. The PhD researcher will have the opportunity to work in the large experimental platform Global Change Experimental Facility (GCEF), where future climate is simulated in grasslands managed with different land-use intensity. The candidate will use already existing data from the grasslands of the GCEF and establish a novel seed-addition experiment and quantify if functional traits explain establishment success in experimental treatments.

The PhD will be directly supervised by Dr. Lotte Korell in collaboration with Prof. Isabell Hensen and Dr. Christiane Roscher.

Application deadline: March 31, 2024

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PhD on Parental effects and transgenerational plasticity of fat metabolism – University of Liège, Belgium

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to work in the laboratory of Dr. Bertanne Visser (ULiège, Belgium) in collaboration with Dr. Cécile Le Lann and Prof. Joan van Baaren (URennes, France). Funding is available to pay a salary for 1 year, during which the candidate is expected to apply for grants to fund a 4-year PhD project.  

During the first year of the project, the candidate will be trained and involved in ongoing research efforts of the Visser laboratory, working on eco-evolutionary aspects of fat metabolism in parasitoids. In collaboration with Prof. van Baaren and Dr. Le Lann, working on the effects of climate change on host-parasitoid interactions, the candidate is expected to develop a project on parental effects and transgenerational plasticity in response to reliable and unreliable variation in host fat content and temperature.

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