|Research Field:||Environmental science|
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The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), offers a PhD position to support the research activities in the context of the European Research Council (ERC) project RECODYN (ID: 101043548), led by Dr. Daniel Montoya. This is a 5-year research project funded by the ERC that will be developed at the ‘Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Global Change’ lab, and within the framework of the Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Line (RL3).
The PhD will use the Metatron mesocosm experiment (https://themetatron.weebly.com/) to study experimental ecosystem recovery dynamics. Communities sampled will consist on plants and insects involved in both mutualistic (e.g. pollinators) and antagonistic interactions (e.g. herbivores). Several ecosystem functions related with biomass production, respiration and interaction rates will be sampled, together with various stability properties
Sampling species (plants, insects) and ecosystem functions
Laboratory work: sorting and process samples, ID, etc
Analyse and visualize data
Write manuscripts and disseminate results
Support the organization of project meetings and conferences across the project
Candidates who have completed a MSc/master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. Biology or Environmental Sciences) will have an advantage, but exceptional candidates who hold only a BSc/bachelor’s degree but have relevant research experience are also welcome to apply
Any experience in sampling biological communities, and knowledge of plant-insect communities is desirable but not indispensable
Good statistical skills
The applicant must have good interpersonal and communication skills, as well as excellent written and oral command of English is required. Good command of French is not indispensable but desirable because the experimental platform is located in France
Ability to work collaboratively. Sampling will involve a group of people.
IMPORTANT: Applications including links to previous works/projects/initiatives that show how the applicant meets these requirements will be given priority.
Benefits and work environment:
Interdisciplinary and inspiring work environment. Researchers will join a vibrant interdisciplinary research center of empirical and theoretical ecologists, computer scientists, economists and social scientists.
Combination of office and field work in two neighboring countries (Spain, France). Quiet and spacious workspaces.
Possibility of participating in internal training, learning, or corporate social responsibility activities of the center
35-hour week work calendar
30 days of vacation per year
|Research Framework Programme/
Marie Curie Actions
|HE / ERC|
|SESAM Agreement Number|
|Type of Contract||Temporary|
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|Company/Institute||Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)|
|Organization||BC3 - Basque Centre for Climate Change|
|Organization/Institution Type||Research Laboratory|
|Street||Parque Científico de la UPV - Bº Sarriena, s/n - Edificio Sede, 1-planta 1ª|
|Phone||+34 944 014 690|
|Envisaged Job Starting Date||2022-10-25|
|How To Apply||website|