Two Year Postdoctoral Research Associate Position, Bielefeld University, Germany ~

14 de diciembre de 2013

Two Year Postdoctoral Research Associate Position, Bielefeld University, Germany

  ----- Modelling behavioural syndroms and phenotypic plasticity of
  behaviour -----

Application deadline:  January 16, 2014

A researcher position is available within the Evolutionary Biology
research group of Prof. Dr. Klaus Reinhold at Bielefeld University. The
project "Modelling adaptive phenotypic plasticity of behaviour and the
evolution of behavioural syndromes" belongs to a group of seven related
projects within the DFG funded research group 'Reduction of phenotypic
plasticity in behaviour by early experience: functional consequences of
an adaptive mechanism?' The main aim of our project is to examine
theoretical aspects of adaptive phenotypic plasticity of behaviour.
Besides working on more general models of adaptive variation in
behavioural phenotypes, the successful candidate is expected to interact
with the empiricists in the research group with the aim to collaborate
on modelling behaviour. Further information can be found on the
following pages with regard to the research group and the department

The successful candidate should have a strong training in theoretical
biology, preferably with a background in evolutionary biology or
behavioural ecology. However, strong candidates form other research
fields with a documented interest in questions regarding evolutionary
biology will also be considered.

We expect candidates to have good communication skills and the ability
to work independently as well as in a team. Experience with one or
several programming languages (for example C++, R) would be beneficial.
Applications in English or German should be sent by e-mail and should
include a cover letter, a C.V., a statement of research interests, a
list of publications, and names and e-mail addresses of two references,
preferably within a single PDF. We especially encourage women to apply.
Interviews are planned to be held in February 2014.

Payment is based on the German TVL E 13 scale (approx. 40,000 ¤ per year
depending on experience). Bielefeld University is an equal opportunity
employer and encourages disabled persons to apply. Disabled applicants
with suitable qualifications will be preferentially considered. The
university also aims at increasing the number of women in fields where
they are underrepresented, and therefore encourages them to apply. Given
equal qualifications and skills between top ranked applicants, women
will be preferentially considered.

The closing date for applications will be January 16, 2014.

For further inquiry and for sending your applications please use the
following address:

  Prof. Dr. Klaus Reinhold, Bielefeld University

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