Postdoc Position on Microclimate Ecology, KU Leuven (Belgium)

Postdoctoral Fellow in Belgium

Postdoc Position on Microclimate Ecology: The Division of Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation at KU Leuven (Belgium) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join the MICROMICS project. This project focuses on microclimate- and genomics-informed distribution modelling to improve predictions of species’ range dynamics and extinction risk under environmental change.

Postdoc Position on Microclimate Ecology and Adaptive Potential of Two Forest Herbs

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area:
Microclimate Ecology and Adaptive Potential

Leuven, Belgium


  • PhD in Biology, Bioscience Engineering, Environmental Sciences, or related fields (completed or to be obtained by the start date)
  • Strong background in evolutionary biology and/or genetics
  • Competitive publication record
  • Excellent academic writing skills
  • Passion for nature and biodiversity
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as R or Python
  • Fluency in English (written and oral)
  • Collaborative and team-oriented with good communication skills

Job Description:
The successful candidate will collaborate closely with two PhD students on the MICROMICS project, focusing on the role of microclimate in shaping adaptive evolution and plant dispersal dynamics. This involves using extensive field and genetic data to explore relationships between genetic variation and microclimate. The position is supervised by Prof. Hanne De Kort and Prof. Koenraad Van Meerbeek. The role includes the expectation of several first-author publications in respected journals and the opportunity to prepare a postdoctoral fellowship proposal in conservation genomics.

How to Apply:
Send your application (CV and application letter) to

Last Date for Apply:

  • Application deadline: 15th of August 2024
  • Notification of selection for interview: End of August 2024
  • Interviews (online or in person): Early September 2024



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