04/03/2022
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Ph.D. position on coevolutionary dynamics in brood parasitism in fish

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Institute of Vertebrate Biology of The Czech Academy of Sciences
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesBiology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    14/03/2022 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Czech Republic › Brno
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2022

OFFER DESCRIPTION

 

 

One funded PhD student position is available at the Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Czech Academy of Sciences, located in Brno, Czech Republic. Formal start of PhD. the study is expected in September 2022, potential earlier start can be financially supported.

The successful candidate will work on brood parasitism, primarily on the cuckoo catfish and their cichlids hosts and/or bitterling fishes and their mussel hosts using experimental, molecular or theoretical modelling methods/approaches. There is flexibility in the topic within the large research project.

RESEARCH PROJECT:

The Expro-funded project uses brood parasitic fishes to study how co-evolutionary processes and ecological interactions shape biodiversity at local and global scales. Using two fish systems that are highly amenable to laboratory and field studies (cuckoo catfish and bitterling), we employ comparative and experimental approaches to understand how coevolution drives and constrains diversification. In particular, we aim to identify the origin and early evolution of host specificity, quantify large-scale patterns of host specificity and their association with parasite traits and diversification, and measure the constraints and benefits of host specificity. Field and lab studies are combined with population genetics, phylogenetics and mathematical modelling.

 

 

More Information

Benefits

For experimental work, access to well-equipped fish breeding facility and an outdoor mesocosm system is granted.

Selection process

For applications, please submit a CV and explain your motivation to apply for this position in your Cover Letter (single page is sufficient). Email your application to reichard@ivb.cz.

REICHARD LAB (www.reichardlab.eu)

Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno

All applications submitted until 14 March 2022 will be fully considered. Formal application to the university must be completed by 31 March 2022 (to start in September 2022). Selected candidates will be interviewed online.

For informal enquires and more details, feel free to email reichard@ivb.cz

Additional comments

No TUITION, decent SALARY from the research project and STIPEND from the Masaryk University (expected enrolment at Masaryk University in Brno) ensure an income for very good standard of living.

 

 

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

MSc. in Biology or a related discipline. Experience with experimental work using fish, molecular laboratory work and/or mathematical modelling of evolutionary processes is welcome.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Institute of Vertebrate Biology of The Czech Academy of Sciences
Czech Republic
Brno
60365
Květná 8

EURAXESS offer ID: 753006

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