Vacancy: a postdoc position at the Tour du Valat

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Estimation of the resilience of the ecological functioning of Mediterranean wetlands

The Tour du Valat is looking for a natural scientist with experiences with applying statistics on large databases of biodiversity observations and excellent writing scientific skills. The successful candidate will work closely with Ilse Geijzendorffer and Thomas Galewski, project coordinators at the Tour du Valat.

This work will involve statistical analysis of existing datasets of species presence/absences and abundances for the Camargue and the computation of meaningful indexes for ecological functions. Applied methodologies will be tested on other sites and datasets, one option could be Doñana in collaboration with the Doñana Biological Station.

Required skills: 

  • A PhD, or equivalent experience, in an area related to biodiversity
  • Ability to handle large databases with biodiversity observations
  • Thorough understanding and ability to apply statistical methods and software
  • Detailed knowledge of biodiversity
  • Fluent at writing in English
  • Demonstrable ability to complete projects to the stage of good quality reports/publications on time


Send the application file to (ref: TdV-2017-MWO), with:

  • A cover letter
  • A resume/CV
  • A list of publications
  • The names and contact details of three references (with e-mail addresses), including a recent employer

Application deadline: 10 March 2017

Starting date:  Preferred starting date the 1 May 2017

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