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PhD studentships in Theoretical Evolution and Ecology at the University of Lausanne

  • 17 Oct 2019
  • 31 Dec 2019

2 Fully-funded PhD studentships in Theoretical Evolution and Ecology at the University of Lausanne

The Mullon lab in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, is seeking two PhD students to develop new theory in evolutionary genetics and evolutionary ecology using mathematics and/or computational methods. Projects are flexible and will relate to understanding the genetic and ecological bases of variation in quantitative traits, with specific interest in social traits, such as aggression, cooperation, resource utilization or mating behavior. Support for the positions comes from a recent SNSF Eccellenza award (PCEFP3_181243).

Job information

Expected start date: 01.03.2020 or to be agreed

Contract length: The initial contract is for one year and is extendable to a total of 4 years.

Activity rate: 80-100%

Salary: 45-50’000 CHF/year

Workplace: Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Dorigny, Switzerland

Your qualifications

Candidates need to have a Master's degree in a relevant area before the start date of their position. Successful candidates will have experience in mathematical or computational modeling, and a keen interest in ecology and evolution. A high level of written and spoken English proficiency is required.

What the position offers you

You will develop your research project while working in a world competitive, interdisciplinary and highly collaborative environment. The PhD program in the University of Lausanne provides opportunities for professional training and acquisition of highly transferable skills. The positions are fully funded. Salary and benefits are internationally highly competitive. Additional funding for consumables, computing, and to attend international conferences is available.

Your application

Please, send your full application in PDF by email to Charles Mullon (charles.mullon@unil.ch) by the end of October 2019 (contact us if you cannot meet this deadline). 

Your application should include:

* Cover letter, including research interests

* Curriculum vitae, including the names and contact details of 2-3 references

* Master's thesis summary (max. one page)

Lab visits and interviews will take place in December 2019 in Lausanne.

For more information on the department of Ecology and Evolution, please consult https://www.unil.ch/dee/en/home.html

For more information on the University of Lausanne, please consult https://www.unil.ch/central/en/home.html

For additional information regarding the positions, please contact Charles Mullon (charles.mullon@unil.ch).

Charles Mullon

Assistant Professor

Department of Ecology and Evolution

University of Lausanne


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