Friday, June 21, 2013

PhD position in Biogeography/Macroecology/Spatial Ecology

The Department of Ecologie and Evolution (DEE; at the University of Lausanne (UNIL), Faculty of Biology and Medicine, Lausanne, Switzerland, is opening a position as

Graduate Assistant (PhD student)
in Biogeography/Macroecology/Spatial Ecology

Starting date       : 01.08.2013 or to be arranged
Contrat duration    : 1 year. Renewable twice for two years, but PhD in 4 years strongly encouraged.
Activity rate       : 80%
Work place          : Lausanne Dorigny, Biophore

Expected profile :
Master in Biogeography/Macroecology/Spatial Ecology or equivalent
Good computer skills, programming ability, GIS, basic knowledge in ecological (macro- and spatial) and biogeographical theory
Willingness to conduct research in spatial ecology, biogeography and eco-informatic modelling and simulations

Description of tasks:
50% of the activity will be dedicated to the PhD thesis on modelling and simulating species and community distributions within the Spatial Ecology group (ECOSPAT,
30% of the activity will be dedicated to supporting teaching activities (exercises, practicals, tutorials) within DEE.

Application and contact:
Motivation letter, CV, university degrees, pdf of Master thesis, name and coordinates of 3 reference persons
The application is to be submited to Prof. Antoine Guisan, UNIL, DEE, Biophore, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

Application deadline:  4 July 2013  (inquiry still possible after this date)

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