I am looking for enthusiastic postdocs to join our group and develop new lines of basic or applied research on various consequences of anthropogenic stressors on freshwater biota.
Our group's expertise includes laboratory experiments on individual behaviour (using Noldus Ethovision), physiology (with a focus on respirometry) and trophic interactions. We also conduct outdoor experiments in heated mesocosms to study the responses of whole communities to anthropogenic stressors such as 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 can expand your toolkit (depending on your previous background) and develop a more holistic approach to your future research.
Our lab is multinational and regularly publishes in leading journals (e.g. Ecology Letters, Global Change Biology, Journal of Animal Ecology). The campus provides access to many other research groups and facilities, and we actively collaborate with a number of research groups in the Czech Republic and across Europe. The group is hosted by the Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia and the Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre CAS, Czech Republic. The joint campus of both institutions is located in Ceske Budejovice, a laid-back town of about 100,000 people within easy reach of Prague and Vienna. Overall, the cost of living here is much lower than in many Western European countries and also significantly (P<0.001) lower than in Prague.
Possible sources of funding are the Marie Curie Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships (next deadline on 13 September 2023) and a postdoc position funded by the University of South Bohemia (next deadline end of August/beginning of September 2023). Both calls are open to applicants from all countries and the positions are fully funded for 12-24 months. Marie Curie Fellowships offer an unprecedented combination of absolute freedom in the research agenda and extremely good financial conditions - the scholarship is higher than the salary of a full professorship and would allow you to live very comfortably in Czechia.