[Coral-List] new post-doc: macro-ecology reef fishes
michel.kulbicki at ird.fr
Thu Apr 7 01:18:03 EDT 2011
Hello to all,
Please find here after an annoucement for a post-doc position in reef
fish macro-ecology, based in southern France. For any information please
contact Michel Kulbicki at "michel.kulbicki at ird.fr".
*Post-doc position in reef fish macro-ecology*
This position is part of the GASPAR program and financed by the FRB
("Fondation pour la Recherche sur la Biodiversité" -- a French State
Organization). The aim of GASPAR is the macro-ecological analysis of
reef fish assemblages on a world-wide scale in order to understand their
major functioning principles. The scientific program may be asked to
M.Kulbicki (michel.kulbicki at ird.fr). This program is based on the
principle of several meetings a year at the CESAB center (in France)
during which the members of this program brainstorm on the questions and
hypotheses in order to produce scientific information (mainly analytical
and synthetic articles) and build a database which will be made freely
available to the scientific community at the end of the program.
The candidate should be skilled in the following domains: (a)
theoretical ecology or community ecology; (b) statistics; (c) databases;
(d) GIS. Fluent English is required; French is not required but would be
advantageous. The role will consist of: (1) organizing a database which
will compile information on the diversity of reef fishes from a wide
selection of sites across the world, on their life-history traits, and
on environmental factors. These data will originate from the members of
the program and from existing international databases; (2) preparation
of the meetings in order to facilitate the writing of analytical and
synthesis articles on the macro-ecology of reef fishes. This preparation
entails statistical pre-analyses, maps and the compilation of important
references; (3) participation in the coordination of the project, in
particular by liaising between the partners of this program; (4)
contribute to the writing of scientific articles issued from this work.
The candidate will work with some of the best specialist in coral reef
fish ecology. A number of high impact factor scientific articles are
expected from this program, to which the candidate will be associated
and in some instances be first author (depending on the degree of
involvement). There should be also opportunities to attend international
meetings and to meet renowned scientists in the field of reef ecology.
*Contract duration and salary*
The post-doc will be based at the "Laboratoire Arago" in Banyuls/mer
(France --http://www.obs-banyuls.fr/) and will be under the supervision
of Michel Kulbicki, the person in charge of the GASPAR program.
The contract is for 30 months and will start in July 2011. The net
monthly pay will be around 1900 euros, this amount varying slightly
according to the social security and welfare costs.
For any question regarding this position please contact Michel Kulbicki at:
Tel. : within France : 04-30-19-24-17 from overseas : 33-4-30-19-24-17
e-mail.:michel.kulbicki at ird.fr
IRD- UR227 -- Laboratoire Arago - BP 44
66651- Banyuls /mer -- France
UR 227 - "CoReUs"
IRD - Laboratoire Arago
BP 44 - 66651- Banyuls /mer
Tel.: (33)-(0)4-30-19-24-17 / Fax.:
e-mail: michel.kulbicki at ird.fr (michel.kulbicki at univ-perp.fr is no longer valid)
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