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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the development and use of palaeoecological data to study vegetational dynamics in response to climate change, disturbance and land use.
The ideal candidate should have a PhD in Biology, Environmental Sciences or Earth Sciences with a strong background in numerical analysis and optical microscopy, specifically palynology and plant macrofossil analysis. A record of high-quality research (MSc and PhD level) and successful international publication experience are essential. Knowledge of Mediterranean vegetation is required. The ability to work well in a team will be crucial as projects will be highly collaborative, involving external university and public partners.
The successful candidate will work in the research section of Prof. Willy Tinner and help to coordinate the ERC (European Research Council) and SNF (Swiss National Science Foundation) projects.
(ERC: https: // www. ips.unibe.ch/research/paleo/projects/explo/indexeng.html; SNF: https: // www. ips.unibe.ch/research/paleo/projects/ecologicalvarveseries/indexeng.html)
These projects are part of the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research of University of Bern (https: // www. oeschger.unibe.ch/indexeng.html) and deal with Mediterranean vegetation dynamics in Greece and Italy during the past 10,000 years.
The gross annual salary falls within the range CHF 80,000 to 105,000 per year. Part-time employment can be negotiated.
The position is available from 01.04.2023, for a period of 12 months, extendable for up to one year by arrangement.
We offer an inspiring and innovative research environment with access to state-of-the-art infrastructure within a diverse and motivated team. The palaeoecology research section comprises two research groups, vegetation dynamics and population dynamics. The palaeoecology laboratory is located at the Institute of Plant Sciences in the Botanical Garden of University of Bern (Altenbergrain 21 in Bern). Further information on the research of the palaeoecology section of University of Bern is available at https: // www. ips.unibe.ch/research/paleo/indexeng.html, publications are listed at https: // www. ips.unibe.ch/research/paleo/publications/indexeng.html.
The deadline for applications is 19 February 2023, please submit your application including motivation letter, CV, summary of research achievements and contact details of two references as one .pdf file to
Prof. Willy Tinner ([email protected]).
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