jeudi 29 juin 2017

Offre de position post-doctorale

Post-doc position available to study audience effects in a cooperative breeder

A post-doc position in Behavioural Ecology is available from mid-September for 1.5 years to study experimentally whether cooperative behaviour is influenced by sex-specific audience effects. The project will integrate a broader research program which investigates the potential role of social and sexual selection in the evolution and maintenance of cooperation in a colonial cooperative bird from Southern Africa, the sociable weaver. The successful post-doc candidate will integrate an international research group based in Portugal, France and South Africa and will be working closely with Rita Covas (CIBIO, University of Porto, Portugal), Claire Doutrelant (CEFE-CNRS, France) and Fanny Rybak (University of Paris-Sud, France). The project is based on acoustic and behavioural field experiments and requires spending an initial period of 4-6 months in the field. Previous experience with fieldwork, behavioural work and acoustics, as well as motivation to conduct behavioural experiments in field conditions are therefore essential prerequisites. Candidates are equally required to have solid knowledge of evolutionary ecology and preferably of cooperation and social evolution. Pre-application enquiries are encouraged and should be sent to , and . More information about the project can be found at;;;
 The application deadline is 14 July 2017. Applications must include Curriculum Vitae (CV), motivation letter, copy of academic certificates, and contact details of two references, sent to: