This just looks cool, in the bizarre and silly way I think some science should be done:
bq. A one-year post-doctoral position funded by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique is available in our research unit “Ecology &
Evolution” CNRS/ University Pierre & Marie CURIE (Paris 6).
In the context of growing urbanisation, understanding the functioning of natural populations inhabiting cities is required. The research project aims at identifying the particular selective pressures exerted by the urban environment, focusing on genetic and phenotypic differentiation of feral pigeons in relation to environmental factors. It is in line with an interdisciplinary project (more details in French at http://pigeons.u-psud.fr/ ).
The candidate will have strong interest and experience in evolutionary ecology, population genetics, ornithology, and/or GIS, and being able of strong autonomy, creativity, organisational and relational skills.
Contact Adrien Frantz at email@example.com for more
information and to apply (before 15 June 2009).
— Adrien FRANTZ Assistant Professor/Lecturer UMR 7625 “Ecologie et Evolution” Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris 6 7, quai Saint-Bernard Bât. A 7ème étage – Case 237 F-75252 Paris cedex 05 Tél: +33 (0)1 44 27 38 23 Fax: +33 (0)1 44 27 35 16 firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope Brian doesn’t pop over the channel for a holiday. He could find himself sampled.