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Expression of Interest for Invited Scientist and Post-Docs

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR AN INVITED SCIENTIST AND POST-DOC POSITIONS IN AZOREAN BIODIVERSITY GROUP (cE3c) – 2016-2020

 

The Azorean Biodiversity Group (cE3c) is conducting research within the recently created long-term ecology research ISLAND LAB (http://islandlab.uac.pt/index.php), aiming to use Macaronesia as model for investigating community assembly rules for taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic diversity. Based on high quality field data obtained with standardized protocols for several taxonomic groups within the last decades, we offer exciting opportunities to conduct novel research relating spatial with temporal scaling of biodiversity in islands.

Research Fellowships are about to open at the Fundação Gaspar Frutuoso, for the R&D Unit Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes /Azorean Biodiversity Group (cE3c/ABG), (Ref. UID/BIA/00329/2013) financed by national funds by FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia). CE3C/ABG is a leading research unit in its field of research (graded as EXCELLENT in the 2014 evaluation), offering a rich scientific and cultural environment.

At this stage we are looking for EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for the following positions:

A) Invited Scientist to start as soon as possible for a period of 18 months to “Investigate the causes, processes and responses of biological invasions in the context of climate and land-use change”. It is expected that the Invited scientist conducts metanalyses on the context of Iberia and Macaronesian Islands The salary will be around 2200 Euros per month plus some additional research funds. Contact: pborges@uac.pt

B) One Post-Doc position for the Project  FCT-PTDC/BIABIC/0054/2014– MACDIV “Macaronesian Islands as a testing ground to assess biodiversity drivers at multiple scales”. See details of the project at http://gba.uac.pt/research/projects/ver.php?id=61. Coordinator: Paulo A. V. Borges. We expect someone with good skills in ecological and molecular modelling. This will be a two years position with a salary around 1500 Euros per month. Contact: pborges@uac.pt

 

C) One Post-Doc position for the Project  “Azores Bioportal – PORBIOTA” (see details at http://gba.uac.pt/research/projects/ver.php?id=77; http://azoresbioportal.uac.pt/pt/and http://islandlab.uac.pt/). Coordinator: Paulo A. V. Borges. We expect someone with good skills in macroecological modelling to work with GBIF databases on islands. This will be a three years position with a salary around 1500 Euros per month. Contact: pborges@uac.pt

D) One Post-Doc position that will open soon for modelling Species Abundance Distributions (SADs). We expect someone with good skills in mathematical modelling. This will be a three years position with a salary around 1500 Euros per month. Contact: pborges@uac.pt

E) Several Post-Doc positions for the AZORES  FRCT Post-Doc Call 2016. This Call will open soon and we are looking for young Ph.Ds that want to develop a first Post-Doc conducting research in Azores under the supervisor of one of our PIs (see our members at http://gba.uac.pt/teams/profile/?id=9 and http://gba.uac.pt/teams/profile/?id=10).

People working under these projects will hold contracts, not grants. The candidate should write a grant proposal in collaboration with the chosen ABG-cE3c superviser(s).

The research will be preferentially conducted in Biodiversity thematic, but related with the regional SMART Specialization areas:  agro-ecosystems; tourism and marine research. We are interested in researchers from life and social sciences aiming to work in several areas like macroecology, invasion biology, climate change, urban ecology, landscape ecology, economic evaluation, environmental topics including risk assessment. Contact: pborges@uac.pt