Postdoctoral Researcher in Modelling, Leiden University, Netherlands

Postdoc in Netherlands

Postdoctoral Researcher in Modelling: The Faculty of Science and Institute of Environmental Sciences at Leiden University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in landscape models, evolutionary ecology, and environmental DNA (eDNA) to study amphibian species invasions.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Modelling Amphibian Species Invasions

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area: Evolutionary Ecology, Environmental Science, Species Distribution Models, Landscape Genetics

Location: Leiden, The Netherlands


  • PhD degree in Evolutionary or Molecular Ecology, Biology, Sustainability, Environmental Science, or a related field
  • Proven ability to motivate and mentor students
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Experience with molecular data and landscape modelling frameworks (e.g., SDMs)
  • Proficiency in data management, visualization, and scripting (e.g., R, Python)
  • Fluent in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Team player with interdisciplinary communication skills

Job Description:
The postdoctoral researcher will integrate eDNA data into landscape genetic frameworks to understand genetic connectivity and hybridization dynamics in amphibian populations. Key responsibilities include applying modelling methods to genetic data, forecasting species distribution, and liaising with an international research network. The researcher will collaborate with PhD candidates and supervise BSc or MSc students, contribute to fieldwork, and attend national and international conferences.

How to Apply:
Submit your application via the online recruitment system by following the blue button on the job page. Applications should include:

  • CV highlighting research and teaching/mentoring experiences
  • Publication list
  • Cover/motivation letter
  • Names and contact information of two referees

Last Date for Apply: 27th June 2024

For inquiries, contact Dr. Stewart at or for general questions, Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but no submissions will be considered after the deadline.



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