*Postdoc in Stage-, Environment- and Age-based Plant Demography*
Max Planck Odense Center on Biodemography of Aging (MaxO) and the Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark invite applications for an up to three-year post-doctoral position (one year, which may be extended to three years). The starting date of the position is 1 March 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 30 November 2016. The Max-Planck Odense Center on the Biodemography of Aging (MaxO) is an interdisciplinary and international co-operation among researchers drawn from demography, epidemiology, medicine, biology, mathematics and statistics. The centre conducts innovative research to discover the basic causes and key consequences of the age trajectories of mortality and fertility, including their policy implications. MaxO-Biology focuses on the demography of non-human organisms including developing and applying novel methods to study the dynamics of populations, their evolution and the consequences. We are interested in understanding the variation in demographic parameters across and within taxa, with the strongest focus on animals and plants. The successful candidate will work within the research project SEAD-Plant: Stage-, Environment- and Age-based Demography of Plants, funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research. The overall question of SEAD-Plant is: Do plants age? The postdoc project will be developed in collaboration with the host, but will focus on analysis of age- and stage-based demographic data as well as environmental data for plants. New data will be collected within the SEAD-Plant project, but already existing data will also be used. The main aim of the research will be to elucidate if and how the age of individuals affects demographic rates of a set of study species, and to determine ecological and evolutionary consequences of this. There may be field or lab work involved depending on the interests of the successful candidate. We are looking for a dynamic candidate with a strong interest in plant demography and a PhD degree in a relevant field, such as plant ecology, population biology, or applied mathematics if focused on demographic modelling. The candidate must have experience in statistical and demographic modelling. The candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills, and experience with structured demographical models such as matrix models and integral projection models is a merit. Proficiency in using the R statistical programming language would also be an advantage, as would experience with ecological field work and experimental design. For further information please contact Associate Professor Johan Dahlgren, +45 6550 2773, e-mail dahlg...@biology.sdu.dk <mailto:dahlg...@biology.sdu.dk>.
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