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Vacature Wageningen UR (University & Research centre) - PhD position in Evolutionary Biomechanics HRS4R

Specificaties - (uitleg)

FunctietypesPhD positions
Wetenschappelijke disciplineAgriculture
Uren 38,0 uren per week
Salaris € 2042 - € 2612
Werk-/denkniveauUniversity Graduate
Vacaturenummer ASG-DW-EZO0001
Vertalingen
About employer Wageningen University & Research
Short link www.academictransfer.com/16331

Functiebeschrijving

PhD position in Evolutionary Biomechanics 


The Experimental Zoology group (Wageningen University) has a vacancy for a PhD position on the evolution of reproductive strategies in livebearing fish. This project is financially supported by the Dutch Earth and Life Sciences foundation (ALW).

 

Job description

 

Viviparity (livebearing) is known to carry a locomotory cost to females during their reproductive phase, due to the increased physical burden and the morphological and physiological changes that affect the power output of females and their interaction with the immediate surrounding. We recently proposed that livebearing organisms may have evolved specific reproductive strategies to offset some of these locomotory costs.

In our lab we focus on the evolution of two reproductive strategies in the livebearing fish family Poeciliidae: placentation (post-fertilization maternal provisioning by means of a placenta) and superfetation (the ability to carry multiple litters at different developmental stages). These two strategies have each evolved several times independently in the family Poeciliidae, which strongly suggests that they carry an adaptive advantage.

We hypothesize that these strategies reduce the locomotory costs of gestation without sacrificing a female’s reproductive output. Notably, however, each strategy is likely to achieve this in a fundamentally different way. If true, then these two strategies may impart a significant fitness advantage to females in high-performance demanding environments.

Within the theme “Evolution of reproductive strategies” the PhD student will carry out an interdisciplinary research project concentrating on the consequences of placentation and superfetation for the swimming performance of female fish during their pregnancy. The candidate is expected to design a comparative (biomechanic) study comparing placental vs non-placental and superfetatious vs non-superfetatious Poeciliid species, aimed at linking changes in morphology and physiology during gestation to changes in locomotory performance. The ultimate goal is to identify potential adaptive advantages of placentation and superfetation in livebearing organisms.

 

Functie-eisen

For this interdisciplinary project we look for an enthusiastic result-driven person with a MSc degree in biology, preferably with a specialization in (fish) physiology and/or biomechanics and a strong interest in evolutionary questions. Experience with Matlab programming is considered an advantage. The candidate should have excellent research and communication skills, be creative and independent (yet at the same time a team player) and be proficient in English (both oral and written).

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Employment basis: Temporary appointment, initially for the duration of 1.5 years with a possible extension of 2.5 years after a positive evaluation of performance. Gross salary per month € 2042 in the first year rising to € 2612 per month in the fourth year, based on a full time appointment (1.0 fte, 38 hrs/week).

Dienstverband: Temporary, 4 year

Werkgever

Wageningen UR (University & Research centre)

The PhD will work in the Experimental Zoology Group (EZO), which is part of the Department of Animal Sciences at Wageningen University (www.wageningenur.nl/ezo). The main research line of this group focuses on the biomechanics of the locomotory system of vertebrates in air, water and on land, using an interdisciplinary approach combining life history evolution, animal mechanics, molecular techniques, histology and state-of-the art modeling to study structural changes in the animal body plan on evolutionary time scales.

Wageningen University & Research centre
Delivering a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That's our focus – each and every day. Within our domain, healthy food and living environment, we search for answers to issues affecting society – such as sustainable food production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we don’t do this alone. Every day, 6,500 people work on ‘the quality of life’, turning ideas into reality, on a global scale.

Could you be one of these people? We give you the space you need.

 

Application process

Applicants can apply for this position until 17:00 pm on Friday 11th January 2013. Applicants are invited to submit a letter (in English) containing their motivation for applying for this position, a description of previous relevant research experience, a full curriculum vitae, the contact details of three references and the vacancy number. Interviews will be held in the second half of January 2013. The preferred starting date is 1 March 2013.

Apply now at www.wageningenur.nl/en/Jobs.htm.

Further information

Dr. Bart J.A. Pollux (www.bartpollux.nl)
E-mail: bart.pollux@wur.nl or b.pollux@gmail.com

Prof. dr. ir. Johan L. van Leeuwen (www.wageningenur.nl/ezo)
E-mail: Johan.vanLeeuwen@wur.nl
 

Acquisition regarding this vacancy is not appreciated.

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Specificaties - (uitleg)

FunctietypesPhD positions
Wetenschappelijke disciplineAgriculture
Uren 38,0 uren per week
Salaris € 2042 - € 2612
Werk-/denkniveauUniversity Graduate
Vacaturenummer ASG-DW-EZO0001
Vertalingen
About employer Wageningen University & Research
Short link www.academictransfer.com/16331

Functiebeschrijving

PhD position in Evolutionary Biomechanics 


The Experimental Zoology group (Wageningen University) has a vacancy for a PhD position on the evolution of reproductive strategies in livebearing fish. This project is financially supported by the Dutch Earth and Life Sciences foundation (ALW).

 

Job description

 

Viviparity (livebearing) is known to carry a locomotory cost to females during their reproductive phase, due to the increased physical burden and the morphological and physiological changes that affect the power output of females and their interaction with the immediate surrounding. We recently proposed that livebearing organisms may have evolved specific reproductive strategies to offset some of these locomotory costs.

In our lab we focus on the evolution of two reproductive strategies in the livebearing fish family Poeciliidae: placentation (post-fertilization maternal provisioning by means of a placenta) and superfetation (the ability to carry multiple litters at different developmental stages). These two strategies have each evolved several times independently in the family Poeciliidae, which strongly suggests that they carry an adaptive advantage.

We hypothesize that these strategies reduce the locomotory costs of gestation without sacrificing a female’s reproductive output. Notably, however, each strategy is likely to achieve this in a fundamentally different way. If true, then these two strategies may impart a significant fitness advantage to females in high-performance demanding environments.

Within the theme “Evolution of reproductive strategies” the PhD student will carry out an interdisciplinary research project concentrating on the consequences of placentation and superfetation for the swimming performance of female fish during their pregnancy. The candidate is expected to design a comparative (biomechanic) study comparing placental vs non-placental and superfetatious vs non-superfetatious Poeciliid species, aimed at linking changes in morphology and physiology during gestation to changes in locomotory performance. The ultimate goal is to identify potential adaptive advantages of placentation and superfetation in livebearing organisms.

 

Functie-eisen

For this interdisciplinary project we look for an enthusiastic result-driven person with a MSc degree in biology, preferably with a specialization in (fish) physiology and/or biomechanics and a strong interest in evolutionary questions. Experience with Matlab programming is considered an advantage. The candidate should have excellent research and communication skills, be creative and independent (yet at the same time a team player) and be proficient in English (both oral and written).

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Employment basis: Temporary appointment, initially for the duration of 1.5 years with a possible extension of 2.5 years after a positive evaluation of performance. Gross salary per month € 2042 in the first year rising to € 2612 per month in the fourth year, based on a full time appointment (1.0 fte, 38 hrs/week).

Dienstverband: Temporary, 4 year

Werkgever

Wageningen UR (University & Research centre)

The PhD will work in the Experimental Zoology Group (EZO), which is part of the Department of Animal Sciences at Wageningen University (www.wageningenur.nl/ezo). The main research line of this group focuses on the biomechanics of the locomotory system of vertebrates in air, water and on land, using an interdisciplinary approach combining life history evolution, animal mechanics, molecular techniques, histology and state-of-the art modeling to study structural changes in the animal body plan on evolutionary time scales.

Wageningen University & Research centre
Delivering a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That's our focus – each and every day. Within our domain, healthy food and living environment, we search for answers to issues affecting society – such as sustainable food production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we don’t do this alone. Every day, 6,500 people work on ‘the quality of life’, turning ideas into reality, on a global scale.

Could you be one of these people? We give you the space you need.

 

Application process

Applicants can apply for this position until 17:00 pm on Friday 11th January 2013. Applicants are invited to submit a letter (in English) containing their motivation for applying for this position, a description of previous relevant research experience, a full curriculum vitae, the contact details of three references and the vacancy number. Interviews will be held in the second half of January 2013. The preferred starting date is 1 March 2013.

Apply now at www.wageningenur.nl/en/Jobs.htm.

Further information

Dr. Bart J.A. Pollux (www.bartpollux.nl)
E-mail: bart.pollux@wur.nl or b.pollux@gmail.com

Prof. dr. ir. Johan L. van Leeuwen (www.wageningenur.nl/ezo)
E-mail: Johan.vanLeeuwen@wur.nl
 

Acquisition regarding this vacancy is not appreciated.

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