Postdoc in Dynamic Simulation Modelling of Ecological Systems
Research funding is available (for at least 2 years starting in 2013) for a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist in the field of dynamic simulation ecological modelling. Work will be based in the Zoology and Entomology Department at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. Applicants must possess a PhD in an appropriate field, an excellent publication record, and a keen interest in ecological research. The successful applicant will incorporate empirical data to create a lipid-based flux model of food webs in a hydrological catchment, preferably using R. The primary focus of the research is to develop an understanding of the reciprocal transfers of nutrients between adjacent habitats.
There is access to full fellowship funding through several different options (with different salary values), whereby applicants will need to submit a project proposal and a full CV in each case. See http://www.leonfoundation.co.za for details of the best funded fellowship.
All interested candidates should email their CVs, contact information for 3 referees, a letter of motivation and examples of annotated code as soon as possible (the deadline for the best funded fellowship is at end of April, but there are other deadlines until early June) to initiate discussions regarding the project proposal. This opportunity is open to all nationalities, although your PhD must have been completed within the last 5 years and only very strong candidates need apply.
Dr. Nicole Richoux
Department of Zoology and Entomology
South Africa, 6140