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Application deadline: 02.11.2015

PhD position in plant-pollinator interactions (University of Bern, Switzerland)

We are offering a PhD project on the influence of light pollution on plant-pollinator interactions. The three-year position is funded by the Swiss National Foundation and located at the Community Ecology Group of the Institute of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Over the last decade, research on plant-pollinator interactions has mostly focused only on diurnal pollinators and neglected nocturnal pollinators.

Simultaneously artificial lighting is rapidly increasing worldwide, but almost nothing is known about how it affects nocturnal pollinator communities. Main objectives of the proposed project are to advance our understanding and relevance of nocturnal plant-pollinator interactions, and how they are affected by increased light pollution. The project comprises field work during day and night as well as statistical modelling of plant-pollinator interactions.The ideal candidate is a highly motivated researcher with a master degree in Biology/Ecology or closely related discipline. He/She should have strong skills in conducting field work and in analyzing large data sets (using R). For field work a driver’s license and a working knowledge in German is mandatory. The candidate should have proven experience in scientific writing in English. Review of the applications will begin on 26.10.2015 and continue until the position is filled. Starting date is upon agreement, at latest on 01.02.2016. The PhD project will be supervised by PD Dr. Eva Knop at the University of Bern. Please send your curriculum vitae, including previous research experience and publication list (if available), together with a short motivation letter (with the names and addresses of two referees) as one PDF file to Eva Knop. E-mail:  Tato emailová adresa je chráněna před spamboty, abyste ji viděli, povolte JavaScript .

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