Two Postdocs In Aquatic Ecology
Swedish University Of Agricultural Sciences
Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies
The Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies, SLU, Umeå, is looking for two postdocs in the project “Ecological effects of pharmaceuticals in aquatic environments”. Focus of the project is to study behavioural effects on aquatic wildlife that drugs in surface waters induce, and to what extent they translate into ecological and/or ecosystem effects. The postdocs will mainly study how behaviourally modifying pharmaceuticals (i.e. benzodiazepines or SSRI:s) affect intra- and inter-specific interactions (i.e. predation and competition) of wild fish from northern aquatic ecosystems in a combination of lab and field-experiments.
The postdocs will plan and execute a combination of large-scale field studies and controlled lab-experiments to get at both ecological effects in natural complex systems and the mechanisms behind the behavioural effects. Both wild fish from northern ecosystems (e.g. perch, Atlantic salmon) and model- organisms (e.g. sticklebacks, guppy) will be used to study the effects of pharmaceuticals in aquatic environments. The projects will be performed in collaboration with other researchers at the department of Wildlife, fish and environmental studies. In addition, the candidates are expected to participate in other ongoing research projects within the competence area Aquatic ecology.
The applicant should hold a PhD in ecology, psychology, biology or equivalent. We are looking for highly motivated and team-oriented candidates with documented experience in behavioural ecology, fish ecology and/or spatial ecology. Documented statistical skills and experience of experimental design are prerequisites for the position. Experience with livetrapping and caretaking of fish, as well as experience of software for behavioural analysis will count as merits. Very good skills in written and spoken English is obligatory.
As postdoctoral appointment are career-developing positions for junior researchers, we are primarily looking for candidates with a doctoral degree that have received their PhD no later than three years ago.
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20 March 2022
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