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Several postdoctoral positions available in Hélène Morlon’s lab

Postdoctoral positions are available to work with us on a project supported by a five-year grant from the European Research Council (ERC), in the general area of evolutionary ecology and phylogenetics.

  • The project integrates across diverse fields (macroevolution, macroecology, community ecology, ecological networks, paleobiology, microbial ecology) with a focus on phylogenetic approaches. Applicants with very diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply (e.g. mathematics, physics, ecology, evolutionary biology, genomics, bioinformatics). Interest/experience in advancing phylogenetic comparative methods, understanding the role of species interactions on (macro)evolutionary dynamics, or developing a research project at the interface between genomics and macroevolution will be particularly appreciated. Applicants should have solid quantitative, programming, and/or bioinformatics skills, as well as good writing skills. Speaking French is not mandatory.
  • The postdoctoral researchers will work in our group at the Institute of Biology of the Ecole Normale Supérieure. The IBENS is a multidisciplinary research centre in Biology with more than 300 staff members, conveniently located in the Latin Quarter in downtown Paris. The centre develops research in a wide range of disciplines, including evolutionary biology, ecology, computational biology, genetics, and comparative genomics.
  • Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Starting dates are flexible and salaries depend on experience. To apply, please submit:
    - a cover letter summarizing research interests and expertise.
    - a Curriculum Vitae (including publications), and
    - the names and contact information for at least two references.

Questions and application should be sent to Hélène Morlon.
(morlon at

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