jeudi 29 janvier 2015

Post doc position in animal personality

A postdoctoral position is available in the research group of Dr Hanne Løvlie (Linköping University, Sweden) in collaboration with Prof Svante Winberg (Uppsala University), on the topic of animal personality, with a focus on the mechanisms underlying variation in behaviour. The post includes lab/fieldwork, behavioural and/or physiological experiments, analysing data and writing up results for publication. The postdoc will also have access to previously collected behavioural, physiological and genetic data. The project is flexible to some extent and can be tailored to the skills and interests of the successful candidate. Funding is available for two years, based on progress in year one.
Requirements: The successful candidate should have a PhD and possibly some postdoctoral experience in a relevant field (e.g. animal behaviour, evolutionary biology, molecular biology, quantitative genetics and/or neurobiology). The candidate should have excellent quantitative skills and communication abilities (particularly in written English), as demonstrated by a proven track record of publication. The candidate should also demonstrate their ability to work in a team. Experience of working with vertebrates, especially birds, is advantageous, but not necessary.
To apply: please send as a single PDF file: (1) a letter of motivation including a brief description of research experience and why you are suitable for the announced position, (2) a CV including a publication list and contact details of 2 referees. Deadline for submitting an application is 9th of March. Start date is negotiable, but before summer 2015 is preferred.
Applications to: Hanne Løvlie,
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