PhD - Primate Behavioral Endocrinology (Germany and Thailand) ~

31 de julio de 2014

PhD - Primate Behavioral Endocrinology (Germany and Thailand)

Primate Social Evolution Dept., University of Göttingen, Germany
Application deadline: 31.8.2014
The Department of Primate Social Evolution
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is looking to fill a PhD position
with 50% of the regular working hours (currently 19.9 hours per week)
with a limited contract of 1 year with a possible extension for another 2
years. This position should be filled by approximately 01.02.2015. Salary:
Pay grade 13 TV-L.
Your duties
We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student to work on the links
between social interactions, social relationships and stress physiology
in wild Assamese macaques (Macaca assamensis). The project will combine
behavioral observations with non-invasive hormone analysis and will be
part of the Assamese macaque project at Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary,

Your profile
Applicants should have a Master's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant
field and should be familiar with topics of behavioral ecology and
behavioral endocrinology. Previous field experience is mandatory. The
applicant will spend approximately 15 months in the field and thus
should be physically fit, emotionally mature, able to integrate into
an international team of diverse cultural backgrounds, be able to work
independently and to spend long hours alone in a dense forest. Excellent
English skills are essential as is the willingness to learn basic Thai.

The PhD student will be enrolled in a graduate program of
the University of Göttingen, e.g. Behavior and Cognition

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and
places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for
women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as
they are underrepresented in this field. Disabled persons with equivalent
aptitude will be favored.

Please send your application with the usual documents incl. names
and addresses of 2 referees in electronic form by August 31st 2014 to
Prof. Julia Ostner, CRC Evolution of Social Behavior, Primate Social
Evolution, email:

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