Postdoc position: Linking long-term bird population datasets with environmental data

The University of Antwerp is looking for a postdoctoral researcher skilled in the analysis and management of large datasets, preferably (but not necessarily) having experience with long-term bird studies and with the use of GIS to study broad-scale ecological patterns. The position is closely linked to the SPI-Birds population data platform.

The tasks include developing standardized environmental metadata associated with SPI-Birds, develop links with external environmental databases, and contribute to increasing the coverage of SPI-Birds database. Since part of the funding is meant to stimulate postdoc mobility, we expect the candidate to develop an independent research project based on the SPI-Birds data and submit this to relevant funding bodies.

The position is available from 1 December 2023 (negotiable) for 12 months and can be extended for 1 up to 4 years. Note that the position is not available for Belgian nationals and/or postdoc having recently worked for two or more years in Belgium. The call will be closed as soon as a suitable candidate is selected, so interested candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible. Please send your CV and a statement of research interests to

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