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Tuesday, September 8

Post-doc in Plant Ecology at the University of Copenhagen

Post-doc in Plant Ecology

Postdoc in Plant Ecology
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen

Applications are invited for a 3-year postdoc on a project entitled "Constant Final Yield of Plant Communities", funded by the Danish Natural Science Research Council. Using greenhouse and field experiments, the project investigates whether the population-level phenomenon called Constant Final Yield can be applied to plant communities (see Weiner & Freckleton 2010 Ann. Rev. Ecol. Evol. & Syst.). Applicants should have a Ph.D. in plant ecology or a related field, as well as experience in experimental plant ecology and applied statistics. The postdoc will manage project on a daily basis, so good interpersonal and English language skills are also important.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within Plant Ecology as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is available via http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/departments/. Inquiries about the project and the position can be made to Prof. Jacob Weiner, jw@plen.ku.dk; www.jacobweiner.dk. The position is open from 1 December 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment are based on the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 405,501 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 69,341). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include
-Curriculum vita
-Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
-Complete publication list
-Separate reprints of 3 relevant papers
-Statement of research interests, future research plans and their relevance to this position

The deadline for applications is 21 September 2015.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.
You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews will be held mid-October 2015.
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