lundi 28 février 2011

Offre de Postdoc en écologie comportementale à Leicester (Royaume Uni)

University of Leicester, UK

We seek an enthusiastic and highly motivated biologist to join a NERC- funded collaborative project, working with Dr. Iain Barber (PI: Biology, and Dr. Ezio Rosato (Co-I: Genetics, The aim of the project is to investigate the impact of environmental change on the nest building behaviour and synthesis of Spiggin – a protein glue used in nest construction – by male three-spined stickleback fish, and to study the fitness consequences of these effects. The PDRA will design, run and analyze lab-based experimental behavioural studies investigating the effects of flow regime on stickleback nest construction and undertake molecular studies examining the expression of Spiggin genes in response to changing environments. The successful applicant will ideally be an evolutionary or behavioural ecologist with experience in the design, implementation and analysis of behavioural studies, and possess good molecular biology skills. Direct experience of qPCR would be an advantage, but is not essential. The position is full time and is available immediately to run to May 31st 2012. Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be addressed to Iain Barber (email:, tel: +44(0)116 252 3462). Salary: Grade 7 (pt 31) £30,747p.a.

Full details of application procedure and further particulars at:

Dr Iain Barber
Senior Lecturer in Animal Biology

Room 228b (through Lab 226)
Adrian Building
Department of Biology
College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology
University of Leicester
Leicester LE1 7RH

Tel: +44(0)116 252 3462
Fax: +44(0)116 252 3330

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