2 Postdocs and 3 PhD Students in Animal Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution (Germany) ~ Bioblogia.net

21 de noviembre de 2012

2 Postdocs and 3 PhD Students in Animal Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution (Germany)

The Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in Berlin invites applications for the following positions: 2 Postdocs and 3 PhD Students in Animal Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution The candidates will be part of an integrated research project on the ECOLOGICAL, EVOLUTIONARY AND MANAGEMENT CONSEQUENCES OF FISH BEHAVIOURAL (PERSONALITY) TYPES, based within the Department of Biology and Ecology of Fishes at IGB (PI: Dr. Max Wolf, Co-PIs: Prof. Dr. Jens Krause, Prof. Dr. Robert Arlinghaus, Dr. Thomas Mehner, Dr. Georg Staaks). We are seeking to recruit outstanding young scientists to establish an innovative research project with high international visibility. The specific areas of expertise of the applicants are open but should fit into the general theme. Topics of interest include the consequences of behavioural types for collective decision making, food web interactions, stability and persistence of populations/communities or biodiversity and freshwater fisheries management. Competitive applicants will hold a Diploma / M.Sc. and Ph.D. (Postdoc positions) in Biology or related fields and have a strong interest in animal behaviour. Demonstrated scientific creativity and expertise working with fish is a plus. The appointments are for two years (Postdocs) and three years (PhD students), salary is paid according to the TVöD (Postdoc: 100%, PhD student: 60% position). Please submit a curriculum vitae (including publication list), a brief statement of motivation and research interests, copies of up to three publications, and the names and contact information of two referees. Please send all documents as a single PDF file to BType@igb-berlin.de. Review of the applications will start on 13. January 2013 and continue until the positions are filled. A workshop for shortlisted applicants will take place in the third week of February, the project will start in April 2013 (or by arrangement). For further enquiries, please contact Max Wolf (BType@igb-berlin.de) or any of the above-mentioned Co-PIs. IGB (www.igb-berlin.de) is the largest freshwater ecology institute in Germany. It offers excellent laboratory and field facilities for interdisciplinary research, including large-scale experimental infrastructure and long-term research programmes. IGB is a member of Germany's Leibniz Association (www.wgl.de), comprising 86 institutes that cover a broad range of basic and applied research and are funded by Federal and State governments. IGB is part of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (www.fv-berlin.de), which represents eight research institutes in Berlin focusing on natural sciences, life sciences and environmental sciences, and pursuing common interests as a single legal entity while maintaining full scientific autonomy. IGB is linked through joint professorships to all three Berlin universities. IGB and FVB are equal opportunity employers and specifically welcome applications from female scientists. Preference will be given to applicants with disabilities when qualifications are equivalent. Berlin is a cultural capital of Europe and ranks among the top destinations for science and technology worldwide.

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