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Research Group Leader, Ecology and Conservation of River Fish
Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology,
is a Swiss-based and internationally networked aquatic research
institute within the domain of theSwiss Federal Institute of Science
and Technology. It is committed to the ecologically, economically and
socially responsible management of water resources and aquatic ecosystems.
The Fish Ecology & Evolution Department of Eawag, located in Lucerne
has a vacancy for a Group Leader in Ecology and Conservation of River Fish
We are looking for applications from individuals with an excellent
research record in fish ecology, an earned doctorate in a relevant field
(e.g., ecology or conservation biology), and an interest in integrating
applied research in fish conservation and habitat restoration with
the initiation of a strong research program on river fish ecology in
Switzerland. Such a program would draw from evolutionary, ecosystem and
community ecology perspectives and will benefit from the large diversity
of riverine habitats in Switzerland and also from the huge investment
of public funding into the restoration of river habitat over the coming
decades. Research that combines field work, data analysis and theory
is very much needed to inform and strengthen the scientific basis for
decision making in conservation, restoration and management of endangered
fish populations and their habitats.
The Center for Ecology, Evolution & Biogeochemistry (CEEB;
http://www.eawag.ch/forschung/cc/ceeb/index_EN) and the Department of Fish
Ecology and Evolution (http://www.eawag.ch/forschung/fishec/index_EN)
at Eawag provide excellent opportunities for collaborative research.
The Department is also closely affiliated with the Institute of Ecology
& Evolution at the University of Bern through the joint appointment of
Prof. Ole Seehausen. The successful candidate should take advantage of
this collaborative environment and of Eawag's world-class infrastructure
and facilities to develop a strong research program, acquire third party
funding to support it, recruit PhD and Masters students, and contribute
to Eawag's mandate in teaching and expert consulting. The CEEB is
an English language working environment and excellent communication
skills in English and skills in team work are essential; an ability to
communicate in German is important for interaction with stakeholders.
Applications must be submitted by 30.06.2012 and should include an
application letter describing your interests and their relevance to
this position, a CV and list of publications, and the names and contact
information for three references. Applications from women are especially
welcome. Applications from mid-career and established researchers
are encouraged; the level of the appointment will be commensurate with
experience. Eawag is committed to promote equal opportunities for men and
woman and to support the compatibility of family and work. The earliest
starting date for the position is anticipated to be 01.01.2013.
For further information, please contact Prof. Ole Seehausen
We look forward to receive your application.
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