The Section of Conservation Biology of the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Basel, Switzerland is seeking a postdoctoral assistant from 1 August 2017 on for two years (prolongation +1.5 years). Working place is Basel. Salary will be according to the guidelines of Basel University.The successful candidate will join the urban ecology or invasive species group in our research group and complement their current research activities. She/he will apply for research grants and assist in supervising MSc and doctoral students. A moderate amount of teaching is required.
PhD in biology (conservation, ecology, taxonomy, population genetics, soil biology)
1–2 years of post-doc experience in research, and several significant peer-reviewed publications
Sound knowledge of a group of invertebrates or plants and of advanced statistics
Application / Contact
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation with a brief outline of research ideas (1–2 pages), and two letters of recommendation.
Applications should be sent to Prof. Bruno Baur (bruno.baur(at)unibas.ch) until 18 April 2017, preferably by email as attached pdf-files.
Starting in 2017, the SSS will award travel grants to students for attending an international meeting. The conditions are:
Please note that the grant might not cover all your expenses. We plan to support several students, and some years we’ll favour the attendance to a particular meeting. Projects of applicants who do not have support from their own institution will be favoured.
In 2017, preferences for support will be to students wishing to participate to the Meeting of the European systematics societies, BioSYS.EU in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 14-18 August 2017. Because deadlines are very short this year (abstract submission : 31 May 2017), we will consider requests from students whose abstract has not yet been accepted by the conference organizers.
To apply, please send by email before 15 April 2017:
Grants will be awarded in April 2017.
This grant supports all types of projects have a link with the protection of endangered species of the Swiss herpetofauna, both scientific projects of basic or applied research, as well as awareness related to one or more species or their habitats.
See the link below for details and application.