Postdoc position available with me in plant-pollintor networks

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We are currently seeking applicants for a 18 month Postdoc position at Estación Biológica de Doñana (EBD-CSIC) in Sevilla to conduct synthesis work on the effect of landscape structure and mass-flowering crops on pollinator function to native plants, and plant-pollinator networks across Europe.

The postdoc will contribute to the funded BIODIVERSA project (Enhancing biodiversity-based ecosystem services to crops through optimized densities of green infrastructure in agricultural landscapes (ECODEAL, http://www.cec.lu.se/research/ecodeal). 

Candidates should have an interest in pollination ecology, know how to handle large complex databases, and have strong writing and statistical skills (preferably in R).

If you are interested in this position, please, send your CV with a complete list of your publications and the contact details of two reference persons to nacho.bartomeus@gmail.com. Please, merge all documents into a single PDF file and include your name in the file name.

Salary: 35.040 € per yr. before taxes

Deadline for interested applicants: March 30th, 2015

Montserrat VilàNacho Bartomeus 

Why Postdocs are the teenagers of academia.

I’m starting my third postdoc. After two postdocs, I thought it would be nice to have my own lab, but given the situation in my home country, doing another postdoc is more appealing, specially in a good lab and with a flexible project. Then, I realised I should stop thinking about the future and enjoy up to the last second of my postdoctoral stage. What’s the hurry? We, Postdocs are the teenagers of Academia. We are not leaving with our parents anymore, but we still don’t have family responsibilities. And just to be clear, by parents I mean PhD advisors, and by family your own grad students. All teenagers want to grow fast, but hey, once you’ve grown you miss your teenage instability, experimenting with new things, the lack of long term responsibilities, the hormonal up-and-downs with high days just after submitting a ms to Science and the down days where you get rejected and nothing makes sense. I don’t want to be a teenager forever, but while I am here, I will use my time to hangout with other teenagers, keep trying new risky things and enjoy this period I know someday i will miss.