Research funding is available (for at least 2 years starting in 2013) for a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist in the field of dynamic simulation ecological modelling. Work will be based in the Zoology and Entomology Department at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa.
Applicants must possess a PhD in an appropriate field, a promising publication record, and an interest in ecological research. The successful applicant will incorporate empirical data to create a lipid-based flux model of food webs in a hydrological catchment. The primary focus of the research is to develop an understanding of the reciprocal transfers of organic nutrients between adjacent habitats.
There is access to fellowship funding through different options, whereby applicants will need to submit a brief project proposal and a full CV following discussions with the project leader. See http://www.nrf.ac.za/funding_overview.php?fid=138 for information on one potential fellowship (completed applications for this particular fellowship due Aug 31).
All interested candidates should email their CVs, contact information for 3 referees, and a letter of motivation as soon as possible to initiate a discussion. This opportunity is open to people of all nationalities, although your PhD must have been completed within the last 5 years and only strong candidates need apply.