Call for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Wine, Biodiversity & Climate Change Program – Chile
Application Deadline: December 31, 2015.
The Wine, Biodiversity & Climate Change Program is a scientific initiative of the Institute of Ecology
and Biodiversity, developing strategies for biodiversity conservation along with Chilean wine
industry. The project’s objective is to develop and promote conservation planning in human
We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow with strong expertise in metagenomics and
bioinformatics, preferably with additional knowledge on community & ecosystems ecology, to join
our research team aiming at linking microbial diversity and ecosystem services provision.
This program was initiated in 2008 to engage winegrowers in the protection of the Chilean
Mediterranean ecoregion, which lacks adequate protection within the Chilean Protected Areas
Network, is highly impacted by human activities, and contains more than 50% of native Chilean
vascular plants and vertebrates. Our primary interest has been to study how this ecosystem can
continue providing ecosystems services to the wine industry and the local community today, and
under future climate change scenarios. We aim to generate research and conservation plans,
promoting stewardship of these ecosystems by knowledge transfer to wine growers and local
Post base: Instituto de Ciencias Ambientales y Evolutivas, Universidad Austral de Chile, in Valdivia,
Chile. The candidate is expected to travel to wine growing regions of Chile and Santiago for
meetings. The post requires a valid driving license and a minimum level of Spanish. Additional
Spanish language training will be available.
The position will be initially for two years, starting at the latest in March 2015.
Applications and other queries should be sent directly to Dr. Olga Barbosa (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Applications should include:
Certificate of Doctoral Degree
Cover Letter describing professional motivation for this position.
Two letters of recommendation. Only letters from researchers that demonstrate an extensive
knowledge of the applicant will be considered.
Dr. Olga Barbosa