vendredi 2 septembre 2016

Postdoc opportunity KeelBoneDamage

My colleague Florian Muijres (CC) from Experimental Zoology and myself would like to share an opportunity for a one-year postdoc at Wageningen University (details below).

If we can find a suitable candidate, we would be interested to develop a project proposal that would fit the aims of the COST Action.

Florian has expertise on analysis of bird flight and locomotion and the group also offers expertise on bone development and bone quality. My expertise is on behaviour and welfare and we have developed the PhenoLab testroom where we can track individual birds in a group using ultra wideband sensing. These are all elements we would like to include in the postdoc proposal (which would be a collboration between WUR and an international partner).

Please contact me a.s.a.p. if you know a suitable candidate. Feel free to forward this e-mail to possible candidates.

Best wishes, Bas Rodenburg

Dr. Ir. Bas Rodenburg
Associate Professor
Behavioural Ecology Group
Wageningen University
Visiting address: Building 122, De Elst 1, 6708 WD, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Postal address: P.O. Box 338, 6700 AH, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Phone number: +31 317 483856
Twitter: @basrodenburg
COST Action GroupHouseNet:
COST Action KeelBoneDamage:

Wageningen University Postdoc Talent Programme - Call for proposals
This programme offers talented young researchers from abroad who are interested in continuing their career at Wageningen University the opportunity to apply for a grant. The output of the activities can be an application for personal funding.
The objectives of the Postdoc Talent Programme are:
1. to offer talented researchers from abroad the opportunity to start a career at Wageningen University;
2. to help build strategic alliances between Wageningen University and institutes abroad.
Applications should demonstrate the added value of the grant to reach these objectives.

What can be applied for?
Talented eligible researchers can apply for a one-year position within one of the Wageningen University research groups. The position may result in an application for personal funding in the Netherlands. The grant consists of € 65,000 to be spent on salary costs for one year full-time employment for the applicant of which € 15,000 must be covered by the research group involved.
Wageningen University will fund a maximum of 6 proposals, 1 per graduate school, provided that the proposals meet the selection criteria. Applicants should indicate to which graduate school they apply to in the application form. Please find the application form enclosed.

Who can apply?
Postgraduates who have been awarded a doctorate i) at a non-Dutch research institute or ii) received a doctorate from a Dutch institute but have been working in a foreign research institute since their graduation. The doctorate was awarded after 1st September 2014. Applicants who have not yet been awarded their PhD degree may only apply if their supervisor provides a written declaration approving their thesis.
Please contact the Executive Secretary of the intended graduate school to check eligibility of your candidate before writing the proposal.

This call is a pilot and will be organised once a year for two years. Deadline for application is 1 November 2016.

Selection criteria:
1. Quality of the applicant
2. Quality of the proposal
3. Quality of the collaboration i.e., will the proposed research strengthen collaboration between institutes
Criteria will be weighed equally.

Procedure and timeline
Deadline for application: November 1, 2016
Awarding grants: End of 2016