Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity: KU Leuven, Belgium

Postdoctoral Fellow in Belgium
Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity: 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 aims to improve predictions of species’ range dynamics and extinction risk under environmental change by studying microclimate-informed distribution modeling and adaptive potential.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity: Microclimate Ecology and Adaptive Potential Research


Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area

  • Microclimate Ecology
  • Adaptive Evolution
  • Conservation Genomics


KU Leuven, Belgium


  • PhD in Biology, Bioscience Engineering, Environmental Sciences, or related fields (or expected completion by the starting 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, both written and oral
  • Team player with good communication skills

Job Description

The postdoctoral researcher will collaborate with two PhD students and focus on how microclimate influences adaptive evolution and plant dispersal dynamics. Responsibilities include:

  • Utilizing extensive field and genetic data to explore genetic variation and microclimate relationships
  • Producing several first-author publications in respected journals
  • Preparing a junior or senior FWO (or equivalent) postdoctoral fellowship proposal within conservation genomics


  • Full-time postdoctoral fellowship (minimum 1 year) starting in October 2024
  • Competitive monthly scholarship calculated according to KU Leuven’s pay scales
  • Benefits such as ecocheques, bicycle allowance, public transport reimbursement, and comprehensive holidays and bonuses
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment with a focus on work-life balance

How to Apply

Send your application, including CV and application letter, to

Last Date to Apply

15th August 2024

Important Dates

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

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