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Two postdoc positions at SZN (Italy)

1. The role of physical dispersal and biological barriers in the distribution of populations of pelagic organisms.
Within the RITMARE project (http://www.ritmare.it/), the role of the physical dispersal and biological processes in setting the patterns of populations of marine organisms will be investigated using numerical tools and with particular attention to small pelagic fish.
The successful candidate will characterise the connectivity using a Lagrangian model of (larval) plankton transport coupled with ocean general circulation models. Eventually, a model of population genetics will be implemented and used to provide a synthetic view of the population dynamics.

She/He will conduct research at the Department of Ecology and Evolution of Plankton at Stazione Zoologica "Anton Dohrn" (www.szn.it).
The fellowship is up to two years . Applicants should have one of the following requisites: Master Degree in Biology or Biology-related disciplines, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Ecology Engineering; verified experience in subjects related to the specific research project and in biological systems similar to the ones which will be investigated in the project.

Details on the procedure can be found at http://www.szn.it/SZNWeb/cmd/ShowBandi?EXPIRY_DATE_FROM=01/01/2013&EXPIRY_DATE_TO=31/12/2013&LANGUAGE_ID=1&SUBTYPOLOGY=Job%20opportunities and specifically at: http://www.szn.it/SZNWeb/ShowBindataArchiveManager?BINDATA_ID=19879

Deadline for  application : 22 April 2013


For further information contact Daniele Iudicone (iudicone@szn.it).

2. The role of physical forcings variability in setting the spatio-temporal distribution of diatoms populations.
In the framework of the Ritmare Project (http://www.ritmare.it/) the role of the variability of the physical forcings in the definition of the spatial and temporal patterns of diatom populations will be investigated using statistical and bioinformatics tools, with the aim of understanding their impact on diatoms seasonality.
The successful candidate will use advanced statistical techniques to analyse existing databases on diatoms occurrence, morphology and genomics, including the analysis of gene expressions in different environmental conditions from samples collected during laboratory experiments or at sea (including TARA Oceans data: http://www.embl.de/tara-oceans/start/index.html). The candidate will work in the framework of a wide international team.
The fellowship is up to two years . Applicants should have one of the following requisites: PhD in Biology or Biology-related disciplines, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Ecology Engineering, Bioinformatics; verified experience in subjects related to the specific research project and in biological systems similar to the ones which will be investigated in the project.


Details on the procedure can be found at http://www.szn.it/SZNWeb/cmd/ShowBandi?EXPIRY_DATE_FROM=01/01/2013&EXPIRY_DATE_TO=31/12/2013&LANGUAGE_ID=1&SUBTYPOLOGY=Job%20opportunities and specifically at: http://www.szn.it/SZNWeb/ShowBindataArchiveManager?BINDATA_ID=19883

Deadline for  application : 22 April 2013

For further information contact Daniele Iudicone (iudicone@szn.it).
 



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