Thursday, October 6, 2011

INSTITUTE OF ZOOLOGY - Three Postdoctoral Fellowships



Three Postdoctoral Fellowships

Starting salary ?33,461 including London Weighting

Applications are invited for up to three postdoctoral research
fellowships, each available from 1 February 2012. These are four-year
fixed-term appointments for outstanding early career researchers to
undertake a programme of independent research within the Institute of
Zoology?s current research themes (
Applications are particularly encouraged in the area of conservation
genomics but applicants wishing to work on other topics relevant to
the Institute's research will also be considered.

The primary criterion for appointment is scientific excellence,
although projects with an applied component that links to the
conservation work of ZSL will also be encouraged as long they also
fulfil the primary criterion. Successful candidates may also
occasionally be requested to undertake tasks relating to the wider
conservation and educational roles of ZSL, as required.

Candidates must be within 5 years of completing a Ph.D. on the closing
date for applications, and should be able to demonstrate their
potential to develop a successful independent research programme (with
associated funding) in the appropriate field. Applications should
include a covering letter (stating preferred research theme within the
Institute), curriculum vitae, an outline of the research they would
develop over the course of the Fellowship (maximum 1 side of A4, Arial
11 point font), and the names and full contact details of three
referees (including the candidate's Ph.D. supervisor). For informal
enquiries, contact the senior researcher identified within each
specified area on the website, or the Director of the Institute of
Zoology (

Applications should be sent to: Human Resources, Zoological Society of
London, Regent?s Park, London, NW1 4RY, where further details are
available (tel. +44 (0)20 7449 6253; e-mail

Closing date: November 20th 2011

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