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From:  D. J. Kornet:  [log in to unmask]

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> FACULTY OF MATHEMATICS AND NATURAL SCIENCES,
LEIDEN UNIVERSITY
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> The 'Theoretical Biology and Phylogenetics' Section of
the 'Institute of Evolutionary and Ecological Sciences', Faculty of
Mathematics and Natural Sciences, announces a vacancy for a
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> JUNIOR RESEARCHER, LEADING TO PHD (M/F) (38 hours per week)
> Vacancy number: 9-185/9997
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> The research and teaching in the 'Theoretical Biology and Phylogenetics' Section focuses on the foundations of phylogenetics, speciation mechanisms, and computer simulations of self-organizing systems.
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> TASKS
> Carrying out theoretical research (model development, operationalization, testing) on micro- and macro-evolutionary species concepts; reporting the results in a number of articles in international peer-reviewed scientific journals; completing a PhD dissertation on the basis of these articles. In addition, assisting with teaching and curriculum development in foundations of biology (max 10 percent of the time).
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> To request a detailed project description, please contact the section secretariat:
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> E-mail: [log in to unmask]
> Tel: + 31 71 527 5180
> Fax: + 31 71 527 4900
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> QUALIFICATIONS:
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> Required
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> v First (bachelor's, undergraduate) degree in Biology or in one of the other Natural Sciences and/or in Philosophy with a specialization in Philosophy of Science
> v Interest in theoretical research on biological foundations
> v Interest in species controversies in biology
> v Proficiency in spoken and written English
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> Preferred
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> v Knowledge of and experience in research in phylogenetics or evolutionary biology of a particular model system (a particular genus, for example)
> v Interest in using philosophical tools to contribute to the resolution of actual scientific controversies
> v Computer skills (website, writing HTML, running simulations) and some knowledge of mathematics
> v Interest in developing computer-supported teaching in the Foundations of Biology
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> For further information, please contact:
> Prof.dr. D. J. Kornet.
> E-mail: [log in to unmask],
> Tel: + 31 71 527 4905 or 527 5180.
> Tel: + 31 06 28422503
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> APPOINTMENT:
> The appointee will be employed as a junior staff member working for his/her PhD.
> A fixed-term appointment for four years, subject to an appraisal at the end of the first year. The salary before tax is F 2195 per month in the first year, rising to F 3919 per month in the fourth year.
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> JOB FACILITIES:
> Facilities provided include: computer equipment; travel costs to one international conference per year; financial support for printing the PhD dissertation, provided this is completed on schedule.
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> Application specifying the vacancy number, should be sent before 15 August 1999 to Prof.dr. D .J. Kornet:
> E-mail: [log in to unmask],
> Fax: + 31 71 527 4900
> Mail:
> Section Theoretical Biology and Phylogenetics
> EEW
> Leiden University
> P.O. Box 9516
> 2300 RA  Leiden
> The Netherlands