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Amsterdam, The Netherlands: PhD, mite population biology PDF Tisk Email

*PhD candidate, Population Biology*

*University of Amsterdam*

A PhD position is open with Dr Isabel Smallegange 
(http:\\www.uva.nl\profile\i.smallegange) in the Theoretical Ecology 
Research Group within the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem 
Dynamics (IBED: ibed.uva.nl) at the University of Amsterdam. The goal of 
this PhD project is to investigate the effects of environmental change 
on the eco-evolutionary population response of two mite species that 
differ in life history speed.

The PhD candidate will investigate in 
multigenerational population experiments how harvesting and 
environmental variability affect the joint dynamics of life history 
traits and population biomass dynamics of 'fast' Rhizoglyphus robini and 
'slow' Naiadacarus arboricola mite populations in the lab and in the 
field (in case of N. arboricola, field work will be in North America 

The project starts September 2015. The full-time appointment will be on 
a temporary basis for a maximum period of four years (18 months plus a 
further 30 months after a positive evaluation) and should lead to a 
dissertation (PhD thesis). An educational plan will be drafted that 
includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings. The PhD 
Student is also expected to assist in the teaching of undergraduates. 
The full-time gross monthly salary will range from € 2,125 in the first 
year to € 2,717 in the final year, according to the Dutch salary scales 
for PhD students. The Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities is 
applicable. The annual salary will be increased by 8 % holiday allowance 
and 8.3 % end-of-year bonus.

You must have a Master's degree (or equivalent) in Ecology, Evolution or 
Population Biology and experience with laboratory experiments, 
preferably with invertebrates. You must have an interest (preferably 
experience) in combining theory, laboratory studies, and data analysis. 
Good computer skills, including statistical analysis and preferably also 
programming in MatLab or R, are required, as is a willingness to work in 
a multidisciplinary environment.

Applications should include (i) a detailed CV including educational 
experience, a list of publications (if any) and the names and contact 
addresses of two academic references from which information about the 
candidate can be obtained, (ii) a letter describing motivation and 
research interests, and (iii) an English writing sample (e.g. paper, MSc 
or BSc thesis). Please combine these materials into a single PDF file.

Applications should be sent before 15 May 2015 23:59, via email to drs. 
S.H.M. Jongerius, P&O adviser:  Tato emailová adresa je chráněna před spamboty, abyste ji viděli, povolte JavaScript . Please quote 
the vacancy number in the subject field. Interviews, possibly via Skype, 
will be held on 11 and/or 12 June 2015.

Dr Isabel Smallegange

Assistant Professor

Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

University of Amsterdam

P.O. box 94248

1090 GE Amsterdam

The Netherlands

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