Postdoc position in metacommunity modelling applied to aquatic biomonitoring in temporary rivers via EURAXESS

University of Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain 🇪🇸

Job Information

Organisation/Company: Universitat de Barcelona. Faculty of Biology

Department: Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences profile

Research Field: Biological sciences » Biodiversity

Researcher Profile: Recognised Researcher (R2)

Country: Spain

Application Deadline: 11 Apr 2023 – 23:59 (Europe/Madrid)

Type of Contract: Temporary

Job Status: Full-time

Hours Per Week: 37’5

Offer Starting Date: 24 Mar 2023

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?: Not funded by an EU programme

Reference Number: PID2021-126143OB-C21 i finançat per MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100

Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?: No

Offer Description

DRY-Guadalmed is a project funded by the “Agencia Estatal de Investigación (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación)” that aims at developing advanced tools for the assessment of the ecological status of temporary Mediterranean rivers during the dry phase, including disconnected pools and dry riverbeds, to address existing management challenges and needs. This will be done by (1) applying the metacommunity concept into bioassessment and (2) generating biological, physico-chemical, and hydro-geomorphological metrics appropriate for the assessment of disconnected pools (i.e., using aquatic macroinvertebrates and diatoms) and dry riverbeds (i.e., using terrestrial invertebrates and terrestrial plants). This postdoc position is aimed at addressing the first point about the implementation of the metacommunity framework into bioassessment.


Research Field: Biological sciences

Education Level: PhD or equivalent


PhD in Biology or Environmental Sciences with a profile in Ecology

Specific Requirements

Experience in freshwater ecology and biodiversity, in particular on metacommunities of Mediterranean rivers.

Experience in river biomonitoring (biological metrics to assess the biological quality using macroinvertebrates and diatoms) and knowledge on the Water Framework Directive.LanguagesENGLISHLevelGoodLanguagesSPANISHLevelGoodResearch FieldEnvironmental science » EcologyYears of Research Experience4 – 10

Internal Application form(s) needed

Sol. postdoc N Bonada.pdf English (225.67 KB – PDF)


Additional Information


Gross salary per year 34.402,04€  (14 payments)

Eligibility criteria

 Adequacy of the CV (maximum 50)
 Specialty doctorate (30), generic doctorate (10)
• Letter of motivation (maximum 30)
• Experience in the field (maximum 20). >10 years (20 points), between 5 and 10 years (10 points), <5 years (5 points)

Selection process

First selection of candidates based on CV and letter of interest.

On-line interviews by a panel of academics from the University of Barcelona

Additional comments

Priority will be given to people with disabilities (Law 89/2015 of June 2, reserve of quota 2% in favour of people with disabilities in companies of 50 or more people).Website for additional job details…

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available: 1

Company/Institute: Faculty of Biology, Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences

Country: Spain

State/Province: Barcelona

City: Barcelona

Postal Code: 08028

Street: Av. Diagonal, 643

Where to apply



State/Province: Barcelona

City: Barcelona

Website: https://www.ub.eduStreet

Av. Diagonal, 643

Postal Code: 08028







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