Postdoc in Evolutionary ecology of aquatic ecosystems (m/f/d)

February 23, 2024
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Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, is an internationally networked aquatic research institute within the ETH Domain (Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology). Eawag conducts research, education and expert consulting to achieve the dual goals of meeting direct human needs for water and maintaining the function and integrity of aquatic ecosystems.

The Department of Fish Ecology and Evolution (FishEc) has a vacancy for a

Postdoc in Evolutionary ecology of aquatic ecosystems (m/f/d)

The Evolutionary Ecosystem Dynamics group, led by Dr Blake Matthews, has a position available that is funded for 2 years within the project “The eco- evolutionary effects of predators in aquatic ecosystems”. The overall goal of the project is to understand the interactions between rapid trait evolution, community dynamics, and ecosystem functions.

The research project of the postdoc will involve investigating the ecological and evolutionary effects of stickleback in lakes of Southern Greenland, using a combination of analyses of lake ecosystem field surveys (planned for 2024 & 2025 field seasons) and ongoing whole-lake experiments involving stickleback introductions (ongoing since 2019). More information about the Southern Green-land Stickleback research program can be found in the papers and blog posts found on the lab homepage link below.

We are interested in candidates with a background in evolutionary ecology, and an interest in phenotypic evolution of wild populations. Demonstrated experience/competency in field biology is essential, and any of the following skills would be beneficial: morphological analysis, population genomics, and data/statistical analysis. The lab and departmental working languages are English.

The position is located at Eawag's Kastanienbaum location, on the shores of Lake Lucerne and is a strong nucleus of Eawag research groups aimed at integrating evolutionary biology, community ecology, and ecosystem science https:// www. The postdoc will interact with a diverse range of researchers studying community ecology, evolutionary biology, eco-logical genetics, ecosystem science, and applied environmental science.

The starting date for the position is flexible but a date before July 2024 would be preferred, to enable participation in the 2024 field season in Southern Greenland (4-6 weeks in July/Aug).

Eawag is a modern employer and offers an excellent working environment where staff can contrib-ute their strengths, experience and ways of thinking. We promote gender equality and are committed to staff diversity and inclusion. The compatibility of career and family is of central importance to us. For more information about Eawag and our work conditions please consult www. and www.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately; the closing date is 23 February 2024. Your application should include a cover letter with a concise statement about your previous education and research experience, your vision for the future and in particular your motivation to work on this project (1 page maximum), a curriculum vitae, copies of your academic qualifications, and names and contact information of 2-3 academic references (please do not include letters with the application).

For further information, please contact Dr Blake Matthews by email.

Lab homepage: https:// www.

Publication list: https: //

We look forward to receiving your application. Please send it through this webpage, as any other way of applying will not be considered. A click on the button below will take you directly to the application form.


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