A postdoctoral research position is available for an FWF (Austrian Science Fund) funded project on exploring food material properties and jaw loading in lemurs. The project will entail detailed feeding observations in two lemur species and mechanical property testing of their diets at a field site in southwestern Madagascar. The total duration of the field work for the project is two years. Length and timing of the field seasons will be determined in consultation with the postdoc.
Prior fieldwork experience in wildlife biology/primatology and a good sense of humor are required. Knowledge of mechanical testing, a strong background in statistics (preferably in R), and spoken French are highly desirable. The PI also appreciates individual initiative and an open and curious mind.
In addition to data collection, the postdoc will help to coordinate the research team, consisting of students, volunteers, and local experts, and assist with data analysis and writing.
The project is based at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna in Austria. Salary is internationally competitive as set by the Austrian Science Fund. To apply, please send an application letter detailing research background and interests, CV, and names and addresses of three references to Nayuta Yamashita ([email protected]). Enquiries about the position should be sent to the same address. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date of the project is February 2019.
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