Postdoctoral research fellow in evolutionary ecology and quantitative geneticsExternal

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Contact: Professor Asbjørn Vøllestad
E-mail: asbjorn.vollestad [at]
website: Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis
Deadline: July 7, 2016

A three year position as postdoctoral research fellow available available at Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), Department of Biosciences at the University of Oslo.

The position is available from 1 September, 2016. Within the framework of the position duties may be assigned. No one can be appointed for more than one specified period at the same institution.

The Postdoctoral fellow will be part of a large-scale international project (Size-dependent anthropogenic perturbations – from genes to ecosystems and back) financed by the Norwegian Research Council in which individual variation in life history (somatic growth and maturation) and behaviour (food intake and risk-taking foraging) will be mapped onto gene expression profiles. In parallel, the cascading effects of medaka Oryzias latipes body-size evolution into pond food webs will be measured, and how these cascading effects alter the natural selective forces that act back on medaka phenotypes will be examined. The goal of the 3-year postdoc project is to understand whether and how genetic architectures constrain response to selection acting on body size in the medaka. 

The position will be affiliated to CEES, a national centre of excellence (CoE), situated at the Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo. The appointment is for a period of three years, where the first year will be situated in Paris, France. 

Applicants must hold a PhD-degree (or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree) and document solid experience in evolutionary biology. The candidate will work in close collaboration with the rest of the project team and it is expected that the candidate will stay for at least the first year with the collaborating institutions in France.