The Center for North American Herpetology
29 June 2009
POST-DOC POSITION IN AMPHIBIAN ECOTOXICOLOGY
The Laboratory of Fish and Amphibian Ethology of the University of Liege (Belgium) is
accepting applications for a post-doctoral fellow for a 2-year project on evolutionary
ecology and ecotoxicology of frogs. This project will be based mainly on the egg and
tadpole stage, but will involve field sampling, young metamorphs, and breeding of adults.
This is a laboratory study mainly designed on behavioural patterns, using modern tools,
but also on morphology and life-history traits in the presence or absence of stressing
factors such as predators and pollutants. The post-doctoral fellow would be welcome to
adapt the design of the experiments in the framework of this topic. He/she will have two
controlled laboratory rooms available for his/her experiments and may supervise MSc
The applications must contain a curriculum vitae with a complete list of publications, if
possible including the ISI impact factors (the list should include the references of
conference abstracts) and a letter of motivation. The deadline for the pre-selection is July
31, 2009. The selected candidate would be contacted in August to submit the final
proposal by early September. The post-doctorate, if accepted, would start on January 1,
2010. This post-doctoral position would be compensated by the FRS-FNRS (Belgian Funds
for Research) and be part of an on-going project with colleagues working on physiology
The candidate needs to have completed a PhD thesis in a related topic, which he/she
would have presented less than 6 years ago. He/she must not have been a resident in
Belgium and he/she must speak English and/or French.
For further information, candidates should contact:
Mathieu Denoel, Ph. D.
Behavioural Biology Unit
University of Liege
22 Quai Van Beneden
B – 4020 Liege, Belgium
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