The Italian National Research Council Research Institute on Terrestrial Ecosystems (CNR-IRET) has issued a call for applications for a new Senior Fellowship with PhD position, based at the Research Unit (URT) CNR-IRET at the University of Salento in Lecce, Italy, under the supervision of professor Alberto Basset. Applications close on 30 November 2020.
With an initial research grant for two years, the successful candidate will conduct research activities within the Internal Joint Initiative of LifeWatch ERIC, on the topic of: "Short- and long-term responses of aquatic ecosystems to alien species colonisation and invasiveness". The research program covers:
Data mining on species and ecosystem responses to alien species patterns of ecosystem colonisation and invasion,
Data aggregation, curation, analysis and modelling using the LifeWatch ERIC virtual research environments, and
Developing models required for the scenario development of species and ecosystems responses to recent and growing Non-Indigenous Species (NIS) invasion on model aquatic ecosystems.
Applicants must have a Master's and PhD in an appropriate discipline - Biology, Physics, Chemical Sciences, Sciences and Technologies Forestry and Environmental, Sciences and Technologies for the Environment and the Territory, Mathematics, Statistical Sciences - and two years of professional experience, documented with scientific publications. Knowledge of ecological theories, open access digital archives, a good command of the English language and proficiency in Italian (for overseas applicants) are also required.