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Postdoc position in sawfly (chemical) ecology

A Postdoc position to study adjustments to distinct environmental conditions of the behavioural, physiological and chemical phenotype in the sawfly Athalia rosae is available in the group of Chemical Ecology at Bielefeld University, starting February 1st 2018 or soon thereafter. The candidate will investigate this topic using bioassays, chemical ecological, behavioural, immunological as well as transcriptomic approaches. The position is available for four years and funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) within the recently approved collaborative research centre (SFB/TRR 212) of Bielefeld and Münster entitled A Novel Synthesis of Individualisation across Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution: Niche Choice, Niche Conformance, Niche Construction (NC3)

We are seeking a bright and highly motivated Postdoc who has a proven record in entomology and chemical ecology and/or transcriptomics. A PhD in a relevant topic (e.g., entomology, animal behaviour, chemical ecology) is a prerequisite. Knowledge in the field of chemical-ecological methods as well as a solid experience in statistics would be ideal. The candidate should be able to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team. Fluent verbal and written English communication skills and first-author papers in peer-reviewed international journals are required.

Bielefeld is a city of 325,000 inhabitants with all expected amenities and easy access to the Teutoburger Wald for hiking and other outdoor pursuits. It offers a high standard of living and is well connected to most major European cities. Bielefeld University is an equal opportunity employer. We particularly welcome applications from women and handicapped people. Given equal suitability, qualifications and professional achievement, women or handicapped people will be given preference, unless particular circumstances apply.

To apply, please provide (i) a letter of motivation including a statement of your research experience, (ii) a CV including publication list and (iii) names and contact details of two referees willing to write confidential letters of recommendation. All materials should be emailed as a single PDF file to caroline.mueller@uni-bielefeld.de. The application deadline is January 7th 2018 and interviews will take place shortly thereafter. The preferred start date is February 1st 2018 but is flexible. For further information on the Department, please see http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/(en)/biologie/ChemOekologie/ or contact Caroline Müller (caroline.mueller@uni-bielefeld.de) with any informal inquiries.

 

0.5 Postdoc position for metabolomics platform

A halftime Postdoc position is available at the Faculty of Biology at Bielefeld University, in the Department of Chemical Ecology, starting February 1st 2018 or soon thereafter. The position runs from early 2018 to the end of 2021 and is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) within the recently approved collaborative research centre (SFB/TRR 212) entitled: A Novel Synthesis of Individualisation across Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution: Niche Choice, Niche Conformance, Niche Construction (NC3). The Postdoc will establish methods to analyse metabolic fingerprints and profiles of various animal study species and be involved in the maintenance of the instruments, including GC-MS and LC-QTOF-MS, for the metabolomics platform of the collaborative research centre.

Main responsibilities

- Research tasks (70%):

- Organisational tasks in the research group and collaborative research centre (30%)

Applicant's profile

We seek a bright and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with

The following qualifications would additionally be of advantage:

Remuneration

Salary will be paid according to Remuneration level 13 of the Wage Agreement for Public Service in the Federal States (TV-L).

Bielefeld University is particularly committed to the career development of its employees. It offers attractive internal and external training and further training programmes. Employees have the opportunity to use a variety of health, counselling, and prevention programmes. Bielefeld University places great importance on a work?family balance for all its employees.

Application procedure

To apply, please provide: (i) a letter of motivation including a statement of your research interests and skills and experience relevant to the position; (ii) a CV including publication list; (iii) names and contact details of two referees willing to write confidential letters of recommendation. All materials should be emailed as a single PDF file to: caroline.mueller@uni-bielefeld.de. The application deadline is January 7th 2018 and interviews will take place shortly thereafter. After the decision, the position should start as soon as possible. For further information on the Department, please see http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/(en)/biologie/ChemOekologie/ or contact Caroline Müller (caroline.mueller@uni-bielefeld.de) with any informal inquiries.

Bielefeld is a city of 325,000 inhabitants with all expected amenities and easy access to the Teutoburger Wald for hiking and other outdoor pursuits. It offers a high standard of living and is well connected to most major European cities.

Bielefeld University has received a number of awards for its achievements in the provision of equal opportunity and has been recognized as a family friendly university. The University welcomes applications from women. This is particularly true with regard both to academic and technical posts as well as positions in Information Technology and Trades and Craft. Applications are handled according to the provisions of the state equal opportunity statutes. Applications from suitably qualified handicapped and severely handicapped persons are explicitly encouraged.

 

Student Projects

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Students, who are interested to do a project in our group within their "Projektmodul", Bacheolor or Master Thesis, are welcome at any time. Most of the projects are linked to the different PhD projects and thus contribute important data, which will not disappear in a drawer but are stubstantial to promote our common science. Students are also welcome to bring their own ideas. If possible, we try to implement these also in respective projects.

In the following you find a list of selected projects but we have more to offer. Just stop by and inform yourself non-committal about the current opportunities. Possible projects