Paleonet: Post-doc position at Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy

Silvia Danise silvia.danise at
Wed Oct 25 10:54:51 UTC 2023

Dear All,

The selection for a post-doc position has just opened at the *Dipartimento
di Scienze della Terra, Università degli Studi di Firenze*, to work on *mollusc
palaeoecology in the Mediterranean Sea* on the project “Ecological effects
of species range-expansions driven by climate: insights from the Last
Interglacial (MIS5e, Pleistocene) of the Mediterranean Sea”.

The post-doc will analyse mollusc palaeocommunities in the Mediterranean
area during le Last Interglacial (MIS5e, Middle-Late Pleistocene), a
conservative analogue of future climate change scenarios, to disclose the
ecological role of the “warm guests”, tropical species that entered the
basin form the Atlantic due to the rise of global temperatures and were
later eradicated by the last glacial interval. The overall project, in
collaboration with Dr. Paolo Albano (Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, in
Naples, Italy) aims at predicting the conditions for tropical “warm guests”
to re-enter the Mediterranean Sea via the Strait of Gibraltar under future
climate change scenarios, and the ecological consequences of this invasion.
– *Dr. Paolo Albano will also open a post-doc position to work with him on
the project soon.*

The minimum requirement to apply is to have completed a master’s degree in
Geological Sciences, Natural Sciences or Biology, however (1) experience in
the taxonomic and palaeoecological analysis of marine mollusc communities
of Neogene-Quaternary age; (2) field experience (sampling of
macro-invertebrate fossils and stratigraphic-sedimentological analyses);
(3) scientific publications in national or international journals, are

The contract is for 18 months, renewable for 6 additional months, and will
start on the 1st of February 2024.

Below the link to the application – *deadline is the 9th of November*.



Write to me (silvia.danise at if you need further information on the
position or the application procedure.

Write to Paolo Albano (pgalbano at for queries on the forthcoming
post-doc position at Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, in Naples, Italy

Best wishes,


Silvia Danise

*Associate Professor*

Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra

Università degli Studi di Firenze

Via La Pira 4 50121

Firenze, Italy

NBFC - National Biodiversity Future Centre

phone: +39 055 2757564

email: silvia.danise at
webpage: *
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