• Opportunity for post-docs interested in animal behaviour research

    From Elva Robinson@21:1/5 to All on Tue Mar 15 04:52:40 2016
    Invitation to postdocs to collaborate on Animal Behaviour research

    We are an interdisciplinary group of Animal Behaviour researchers, spanning 4 academic departments (Biology, Environment, Psychology and Computer Science), at the University of York, UK, who would like to host outstanding postdoctoral researchers on
    Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA IFs) in 2016. We are interested in developing collaborations with early-career researchers whose interests in Animal Behaviour intersect with our research interests (details below).

    Benefits of applying with us:

    University of York is a research-intensive university, carrying out world-leading leading research. The University has an excellent record of success supporting Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA IFs) applications. In the 2015 call, 30%
    of applications with the University of York were successful: 11 new fellows will be taking up their fellowships in York soon. This is well above the average success rate of 13.6% for the call in general or 18.6% for the UK. The University's EU office
    will help with preparing budgets and will read and provide feedback on MSCA applications, to increase your chances of success.

    Our research:

    We work on areas of animal behaviour spanning animal social networks, collective behaviour, communication, foraging, impact of social and environmental stressors on behaviour and cognition. For more details see:

    Kathryn Arnold

    Dan Franks https://www.york.ac.uk/biology/research/ecology-evolution/daniel-franks/

    Elva Robinson https://www.york.ac.uk/biology/research/ecology-evolution/elva-robinson/

    Katie Slocombe

    MSCA fellowships:

    MSCA fellowships are funded by the EU. They are prestigious appointments for the post-doc, and provide great flexibility in research topic. The duration is usually 2 years, and these posts come with an attractive salary.

    There are different kinds of Fellowships for which you may be eligible. See the EU Participant Portal for details. The call closes 14th September 2016.

    To be eligible, applications must have either a PhD or at least 4 years of full-time research experience since obtaining the degree qualifying them to start a PhD.
    If you are interested in collaborating to apply for a MSCA fellowship with us, please contact Sarah Christmas (+44 1904 325334) with your CV and a summary of your research interests with respect to your fellowship proposal ideas, by 31st March 2016.

    Invitation to Collaborate Webpage: http://www.york.ac.uk/yccsa/opportunities/#tab-2

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