Department of Ecology and Environmental Science (EMG) announce Postdoctoral Scholarship in Freshwater Fish Ecology at Umeå University, Sweden
Study Subject(s):Freshwater Fish Ecology
Scholarship Provider: Umeå University, Sweden
Scholarship can be taken at: Sweden
To qualify for the position you should have a PhD degree in an ecological discipline, or equivalent, not more than 3 years old. Knowledge about statistical modeling, database management, GIS, modeling of ecological and evolutionary dynamics would be an asset. From the successful candidate, we demand documented capabilities of autonomous scientific research work and skills in writing scientific publications in English. International candidates are encouraged to apply.
Scholarship Open for International Students: No
Scholarship Description: In this project we ask questions such as: What factors control the composition of fish communities in lakes? Does the absence of a species reflect dispersal barriers, biotic interactions or local environmental factors? How will future climate changes modify species interactions? What factors promotes sympatric speciation? Extensive data on present and historical distributions, the outcome of species introductions, field and laboratory experiments, and mathematical modeling are used to answer these questions. The scholarship is aimed for full-time post-doctoral research. The successful candidate will, depending on interest and competence, work on one of several well-defined projects but there is also room for more independent projects.
How to Apply: Online
Scholarship Application Deadline: November 15, 2011 at the latest.