PhD in Evol Ecol (Germany) ~

3 de agosto de 2012

PhD in Evol Ecol (Germany)

Position for a PhD student (m/f) in Evolutionary Ecology, working with Hanno Schaefer in the recently established plant biodiversity research group at the TU Munich ("Technische Universitaet Muenchen), campus Freising-Weihenstephan, webpage:

Project: The project could focus on pollinator-driven diversification in the plant family Cucurbitaceae (including field work in Africa, Asia, and the Carribean). Similar projects with other plant groups would be possible depending on the applicants interests and experiences.

Qualifications: Equivalent of a masters degree in biology, and strong professional interests in evolutionary biology, molecular ecology, conservation biology, or pollination biology. Team spirit, interest in field work in tropical countries, and knowledge of written and spoken English are necessary. Experience in ecological fieldwork and molecular lab work is advantageous.

The salary is 50% TV-L E13 for three years. All research and project-related travel costs (fieldwork, conferences) are covered. The PhD student would benefit from the wide range of training courses offered by the TUM graduate school ( and become part of the excellent research environment in Munich.

The TUM is interested in fostering career opportunities for women, I therefore strongly encourage women to apply. Applicants with disabilities and more or less equal qualifications will be favored.

Application: Please send to Hanno Schaefer ( a cover letter describing your interest in this position and your CV with details on previous research experience (preferably everything in a single pdf file). Start date ideally September 2012 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For additional inquieries, please contact Hanno Schaefer.

Prof. Dr. Hanno Schaefer
Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Plant Biodiversity research group
Maximus-von-Imhof Forum 2
D-85354 Freising

phone:  0049-(0)8161-715884

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