Open positions

Postdoc position in Evolutionary Ecology

On: life history evolution at the University of Zurich, Switzerland

A postdoctoral position in evolutionary ecology, of 24 months duration, is available at the University of Zurich working with Prof. Dr. Hanna Kokko and her international team

We are a team that places a lot of emphasis on creating theoretical work that integrates well with empirical findings. We work on life history theory (and data), interpreted in a very broad sense: examples include life histories of modular organisms, facultative sex, spatial evolution, and sexual dimorphism in a broad sense (including e.g. dispersal polymorphisms). The most up to date version of our current interests can be best described by the list of journal club articles that we discuss each week (, click on ‘journal club’). This implicitly defines our current interests, and applicants will quickly notice that they are broad. In the past, successful applicants have included theoreticians but also empiricists who can bring knowledge of a particular system to our group. The working language in the group is English (German skills are not essential).

The position is available as soon as the candidate has been found. The evaluation of applications begins on August 31, 2017, and will continue until a suitable candidate has been found.


Applicants should send a cover letter with a

  • Statement of their research interests, especially in relation to the journal club articles as mentioned above
  • C.V. (including publication list), and
  • The names and contact details of at least one referee.

Applications should form a single PDF file and this should be sent to: