Post Doc - Resilience of River Networks
Postdoc Stipend (2 years) in Ecology/Physics – Resilience of River Networks
The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science and IceLab (Integrated Science Lab) at Umeĺ University seek an outstanding individual for a 2-year post doc position.
The aim of the planned research is to gain an understanding of how river network structure affects the resilience of taxa in response to ecosystem change. Species’ ranges are predicted to shift to altered elevations or latitudes in order to track climate change, but taxa limited to dispersal routes through stream networks might not be able to access future suitable habitat. The post-doc fellow will participate in investigating how river network structure determines the 1) scope for species’ range shifts in response to climate change and 2) species’ persistence in altered networks. The research will require modeling of natural dispersal barriers in rivers, network analysis of river networks throughout the Arctic, and species distribution modeling linked to climate projections.
To qualify for the stipend, you should have a PhD degree in ecology, theoretical physics, or similar disciplines. We seek a candidate who can cooperate well on an interdisciplinary team. Thus, a strong foundation in ecology combined with strong quantitative skills (competence in GIS, databases, computer programming, and mathematical modelling) is highly desirable. International applicants are encouraged to apply.
The application should include:
• cover letter with a short description of research interests and interest in the position
• publication list
• copies of relevant degree certificates
• copies of relevant publications (maximum 5)
• contact information for 3 reference persons
For more information, contact Dr. Catherine Hein, +46-(0)76-787 3544, firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://www.umu.se/english/about-umu/news-events/grants/223-941-12.
Your complete application marked with reference number 223-941-12, should be sent to email@example.com (with reference number on the subject line) or to the Registrar, Umeĺ University, SE-901 87 Umeĺ, Sweden (2 copies) to arrive May 15, 2012 at the latest.