Postdoctoral positions


Several postdoctoral positions are available to work with us on a project supported by a five-year grant from the European Research Council (ERC), in the general area of evolutionary ecology and phylogenetics. The project integrates across diverse fields (macroevolution, macroecology, community ecology, ecological networks, paleobiology, microbial ecology) with a focus on phylogenetic approaches. Applicants with very diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply (e.g. mathematics, physics, ecology, evolutionary biology, genomics, bioinformatics). Interest/experience in advancing phylogenetic comparative methods, understanding the role of species interactions on (macro)evolutionary dynamics, or developing a research project at the interface between genomics and macroevolution will be particularly appreciated. Applicants should have solid quantitative, programming, and/or bioinformatics skills, as well as good writing skills. Speaking French is not mandatory.

The postdoctoral researchers will work in our group at the Institute of Biology of the Ecole Normale Supérieure. The IBENS is a multidisciplinary research centre in Biology with more than 300 staff members, conveniently located in the Latin Quarter in downtown Paris. The centre develops research in a wide range of disciplines, including evolutionary biology, ecology, computational biology, genetics, and comparative genomics.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Starting dates are flexible and salaries depend on experience. To apply, please submit: i) a cover letter summarizing research interests and expertise ii) a Curriculum Vitae (including publications), and iii) the names and contact information for at least two references. Questions and application should be sent to Hélène Morlon (morlon@biologie.ens.fr).