I am looking for an enthusiastic postdoc to join our group and develop new lines of basic or applied research on various consequences of anthropogenic stressors on freshwater biota.

Our group expertise covers laboratory experiments on individual behaviour (using Noldus Ethovision), physiology (with emphasis on respirometry) and trophic interactions. We alse run outdoor experiments in heated mesocosms to examine the responses of whole communities to anthropogenic stressors including climate change, various pollutants and invasive species. We also use mathematical models to study various dynamic phenomena from predator-prey interactions to community assembly. This means you will be able to expand your toolkit (depending on your previous background) and develop a more holistic approach in your future research.

Our lab is multinational and regularly publishes in leading journals (e.g. Ecology LettersGlobal Change BiologyJournal of Animal Ecology). The campus offers access to many other research groups and facilities, and we actively collaborate with multiple research groups in the Czech Republic and across Europe. The group is hosted at the Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia and Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre CAS, Czech Republic. The research facility is in Ceske Budejovice, a relaxed city with ca 100,000 inhabitants within easy reach of Prague and Vienna. Overall costs of living here are much lower than in many west European countries and also considerably lower than in Prague. 

Possible funding sources include the Marie Curie Individual Postdoc Fellowships (next deadline on 14 September 2022) and a postdoc position funded by the University of South Bohemia (next deadline on 31 August 2022). Both calls are open to applicants from all countries and the positions are fully funded for 12-24 months. The Marie Curie fellowships are highly competitive but they offer an unprecedented combination of absolute freedom in the research agenda and extremely good financial conditions - the scholarship is substantially higher than a full professorship salary and would enable you to lead a very comfortable life in Czechia.

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Would you like to do an internship with us? We welcome highly motivated students with good organizational skills and strong interests in quantitative ecology, behavioural ecology or evolutionary ecology. Master students in biology, ecology, entomology, limnology and related fields to join us for their intership. Students interested in experimental work are particularly encouraged to apply. Previous experience with aquatic invertebrates, lab experiments, data curation and statistical analyses (e.g. in R) is a plus.

Stipend: Successful candidates will need to secure most or all of their funds. ERASMUS SPM (Student Mobility for Placement) or another similar European scholarship or a 'bourse de mobilité internationale sur critères sociaux' is enough to cover basic living costs and shared accommodation in student dormitories or in private for the entire duration of the stay. Very good performance may be supported with an additional Czech stipend. For more information about major French scholarships see here, here, here and here. Some information can also be found here for European applicants. 

To apply, please send your CV, motivation letter (1 page maximum), and names and contact information for two references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Claire Duchet (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Informal enquiries are welcome - please contact us by email.

 

Contact information:

Department of Ecosystem Biology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia &
Biology Centre AS CR, Institute of Entomology, Laboratory of Aquatic Insects and Relict Ecosystems
Branisovska 31, CZ-37005 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
tel: +420 387 772 327
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (in English) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (in French or English)