ESA-announce Research assistant in China – Evolution of cooperation
Assistantship in Evolution of Cooperation, China
Behaviour and Evolution of Cooperation
Kunming Institute of Zoology, China
An assistant will be employed from March 2015 at the Kunming Institute of Zoology, China. The position is for a few months and will be funded by a National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) research grant to Dr. Riccardo Pansini and Prof. Rui-Wu Wang (Kunming Institute of Zoology), and Prof. Lei Shi (Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, Kunming). The post-holder will join a research team working on the evolutionary roots of cooperation empirically on humans as model species.
The work will involve the modelling of cooperative behaviour and evolutionary game theory (with focus on Prisoners Dilemma games).
Ideal candidates will have at least a Master in Evolutionary biology, Behavioural Economics, Anthropology or related disciplines. The candidate should have excellent skills in the implementation of the scientific method, have a keen interest in behaviour, know game theory, and have acquired previous experience in modelling (z-Tree, R and SPSS).
The candidates should have excellent English language skills and, in addition, good Chinese ones.
The salary will be up to 5,000 RMB (~700€) per month including allowances for when travelling outside town.
If required, housing, visa and work permit enabling the successful candidate to live and work in China will be arranged by our institute.
Depending on the successful completion of the assistantship, the position will be upgraded to a paid PhD (working on the same or different model species) in the following academic year. (In case the post holder has already obtained a PhD, instead, several 2-year postdoc positions will be available thereafter.)
Interested candidates shall send from now a full English CV including the contact details of two referees, and a few lines explaining why they want the position, to Riccardo Pansini r.pansini
Experimental and Theoretical Ecology Group
Kunming Institute of Zoology
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Jiaochang Donglu East road 32, 650223 Kunming – China