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Postdoctoral position – behavioural syndromes, winter spatial ecology and fitness in albatrosses

Paulo Catry, September 23, 2014

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher to fill a 12 month position in our research group at ISPA – Instituto Universitário (Portugal) to work in a long-term research project involving black-browed albatrosses in the Falkland Islands. The successful candidate should have very strong skills in GIS and data handling and processing, including spatial and activity data (from GLS trackers) and be able to successfully carry out advanced analyses of multiple and complex datasets in a largely autonomous way, including demographic, behavioural and oceanographic data. Date of start pending on final approval by national (Portuguese) authorities, but likely before the end of 2014. We are only able to consider candidates with a PhD certificate that has already been awarded.

The successful candidate will analyse existing datasets in order to relate individual quality, personality traits, diet and long-term behaviour at sea both during the breeding and non-breeding season. Fieldwork will be of limited duration or non-existent.

Closing date: 9 October 2014

Candidates should send an email with CV, references and motivation letter to Paulo Catry: