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Ph.D. scholarship in Arctic Population Ecology

Applications are invited for a 3-year Ph.D. scholarship, starting 15 January 2003 or as soon as possible thereafter, at the Department of Population Ecology, Zoological Institute, University of Copenhagen. The project is funded by a special grant from the Danish Ministry of Research and Information Technology (via the Danish Polar Center).

Using already existing base-line data collected through the BioBasis programme in Greenland, the 3-year study will focus on climate and density dependent dynamics within and across trophic levels in a high Arctic ecosystem. Although short periods of fieldwork may occur, the main focus of the project is to merge ecological theory with statistical modelling of spatio-temporal data of selected vertebrate species.

The successful candidate is required to have a M.Sc. degree in biology or related topic, but candidates with experience in population ecology will be preferred. A committee consisting of two faculty members from the Zoological Institute and a staff member of the Danish Polar Center will assess applications. Appointment is further conditional on formal acceptance of the candidate as a Ph.D. student at the University of Copenhagen.

The stipend will be paid in accordance with the agreement between AC and the Danish Ministry of Finance. Teaching duties and dissemination assignments up to a total of 840 hours during the three years of the contract are compulsory.

Additional information including the full text of the announcement can be obtained by contacting Associate Professor Mads C. Forchhammer, phone: +45 3532 1255, .

Applications must include a filled out Ph.D. application form, which can be obtained from the Faculty of Science, Øster Voldgade 3, DK-1350 Copenhagen K, phone: +45 3532 4210, or from the net at www.nat.ku.dk. This form, together with a full CV, list of publications and a brief statement outlining the interest of the candidate in this project are to be mailed in four copies to Associate Professor Gösta Nachman, Zoological Institute, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark, on 15 November 2002 at the latest.