The Stouffer Lab ( at the University of Canterbury
(New Zealand) is seeking outstanding applicants for a three-year
post-doctoral research fellowship to study the importance of non-additive
competition in plant communities. Though based at the University of
Canterbury, the research will also be conducted in close collaboration with
Assoc. Prof. Margaret Mayfield (University of Queensland, Australia) and
members of her research team (

The salary for this position is NZD$70,000 (plus benefits), and is secured
for the duration of the three-year position. Funding is also in place for
anticipated research costs, including travel to visit project collaborators
and to attend national and international conferences. The target start date
is July 2017, though this is negotiable.

Because of the project’s interdisciplinary nature and emphasis on combining
theory with empirical data, we are open to applicants from ecology,
biology, engineering, applied mathematics, physics, computer science, and
related areas. Applicants from all fields must demonstrate that they have
sufficient mathematical and programming skills to lead the project’s
modelling component.

Final applications must be submitted online under the listing for Job ID
4588 at, and the deadline for doing so
is 8 April (NZST). Interested applicants should also go to for additional information
about the project, details about the application process, and our broader
research group.

Any questions regarding this position should be sent to Daniel Stouffer (
[email protected]).

– Daniel

Dr. Daniel B. Stouffer
Associate Professor
School of Biological Sciences
University of Canterbury
Christchurch, New Zealand

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