Enthusiastic young researcher interested in evolutionary fire ecology may apply to a fellowship for doing a PhD thesis associated to the following project: “Demographic and selective effects of fire in Mediterranean plants: Molecular Variation and Pyrophytism (VAMPIRO)” Subproject 1 (code: CGL2008-05289-C02-01).
The successful candidate will do their PhD at thePlant Ecology group at CIDE (CSIC, Valencia, Spain) under the supervision ofMiguel Verdú yJuli G. Pausas, and considering fire as a key factor in the evolution of Mediterranean plants. We expect to explore demographic, selective and phenotypic effects of fire on plant populations with different regeneration strategies (seeders, resprouters). The work will require both field sampling and the analysis of the population genetic structure using molecular tools.
The call and the candidate requirements are published in theBOE (5/1/2009) and in the web page of the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (see Instructions below). In short, the candidate should have a European University degree (European Space for Higher Education) or a degree accepted by an Spanish University. Additionally, we will consider the following merits:
1. Field experience 2. Experience in genetic analysis of populations using molecular techniques 3. Knowledge of statistics 4. Fluent English and Spanish 5. Driving licence
Instructions: The application should be performed trough the official web of the Ministry. Instructions, documents and FAQs areHERE (or in http://web.micinn.es / Plan Nacional I+D+I / Recursos Humanos / Formación / FPI / Convocatoria 2009).