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Postdoc positions

1 Postdoc position in fur seal genomics (A01)

An outstanding opportunity is available for a postdoctoral researcher to work on the behavioural and evolutionary genomics of Antarctic fur seals. The position is available in Joe Hoffman's research group (www.thehoffmanlab.com) in the Department of Animal Behaviour at Bielefeld University. It 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 project

The postdoc will exploit and continue to build upon an exceptionally detailed long-term study of Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella) at Bird Island, South Georgia. High quality genome and transcriptome assemblies have already been generated and microsatellite and high density SNP data will be available for ≤7000 marked individuals spanning a time series from the mid 1980's to the current day. The aim of this project (sub-project A01 of the collaborative research centre) is to determine how fitness variation is shaped by interactions between individual genetic quality and the social environment within breeding colonies. Highly detailed observational and biometric time-series data will be collected from mother-offspring pairs in two neighbouring colonies of high and low social density. The mechanistic underpinnings of fitness variation will then be dissected apart using a novel combination of endocrinological and immunological profiling, high-density SNP genotyping, transcriptomics and genome-wide methylation profiling. This will generate unprecedentedly detailed insights into fitness variation in a wild vertebrate, with major implications for understanding ecological and evolutionary dynamics as well as adaptation to climate change.

The collaborative research centre

The postdoc will be embedded within a larger collaborative research centre (SFB) comprising 18 principle investigators, 9 postdocs and 16 PhD students based at Bielefeld University, the University of Münster and the University of Jena. The aim of the SFB is to produce a conceptual and empirical synthesis of individualisation across behaviour, ecology and evolution. The SFB will provide exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and academic networking, together with structured training, scientific exchange and early career support programmes. Full details of the SFB can be found at www.uni-bielefeld.de/biologie/crc212.

Main responsibilities

  • Research tasks (90%):
    • Development and analysis of behavioural and life-history, endocrinological, immunological, genomic, transcriptomic and epigenetic datasets, including high density SNP data from a 90k SNP chip and whole-genome bisulfite resequencing data.
    • Participation in fieldwork activities in the Antarctic (two field seasons lasting around 2-4 months)
    • Collaboration with other research groups within the collaborative research centre and elsewhere
    • Preparation and publication of scientific manuscripts
  • Organizational tasks in the research group and collaborative research centre (10%)

Applicant's profile

We seek a bright and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with

  • a university degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. biology, genetics or bioinformatics,
  • a completed PhD in a relevant field, ideally related to population genetics, behavioural, evolutionary or conservation genomics,
  • a deep understanding as well as extensive practical experience of working with high-throughput sequencing data (including RADseq, transcriptomic and whole-genome resequencing data),
  • proficiency in writing custom scripts and working in the R environment,
  • experience of fieldwork with vertebrates and ideally large mammals,
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and
  • excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

The following qualifications would also be advantageous:

  • a proven track record of publishing in high quality international peer-reviewed journals,
  • experience of collaborations within and outside the host institution and between field biologists and bioinformaticians, and
  • experience of large-scale, long-term research projects involving wild animal populations.

The working environment

The postdoc will join the Hoffman lab, a young and dynamic group comprising five PhD students and two postdocs. They will be based at the Department of Animal Behaviour at Bielefeld University (Animal Behaviour). The department is the oldest of its kind in Germany and currently hosts six principal investigators, ten postdocs and over twenty PhD students. It offers a stimulating international environment and an excellent research infrastructure including brand new molecular laboratories. The working language of the Department is English. The postdoc will also have the opportunity to interact closely with the cooperation partner (Dr Jaume Forcada) during two Antarctic field seasons and via placements at the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge.

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. 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.

Remuneration

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

Application procedure

To apply, please provide:

  1. a letter of motivation including a statement of your research interests and skills and experience relevant to the position;
  2. a CV including publication list;
  3. names and contact details of two referees willing to write confidential letters of recommendation;
  4. Please also state where you saw the position advertised.

All materials should be e-mailed as a single PDF file to: joseph.hoffman@uni-bielefeld.de with 'Postdoc application' in the subject line.

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, although there is some scope for flexibility depending on the timeframe of the most qualified applicant.

For further information, please see www.thehoffmanlab.com and / or contact Joe Hoffman (joseph.hoffman@uni-bielefeld.de) with any informal inquiries.

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.

Representative publications

Hoffman JI et al. (2007) Female fur seals show active choice for males that are heterozygous and unrelated. Nature 445: 912-914

Hoffman JI et al. (2014) High-throughput sequencing reveals inbreeding depression in a natural population. Proc Nat Acad Sci USA, 111: 3775-3780.

Forcada J & Hoffman JI (2014). Climate change selects for heterozygosity in a declining fur seal population. Nature, 511: 462-465.

Stoffel et al. (2015) Chemical fingerprints encode mother-offspring similarity, colony membership, relatedness and genetic quality in fur seals. Proc Nat Acad Sci USA, 112: E5005-E5012

See www.thehoffmanlab.com/publications/ for a full list together with downloadable PDFs.

1 Postdoc position in sawfly (chemical) ecology (B02)

A Postdoc position in (chemical) ecology of a sawfly 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 project

The aim of the Postdoc project (sub-project B02 of the collaborative research centre) is to study adjustments to distinct environmental conditions of the behavioural, physiological and chemical phenotype of the sawfly Athalia rosae, a well-established model system in the Department, which produces several generations per year in the lab. This allows also to measure fitness-related traits of niche conformance under different conditions.

The collaborative research centre

The postdoc will be embedded within a larger collaborative research centre (SFB) comprising 18 principle investigators, 9 postdocs and 16 PhD students based at Bielefeld University, the University of Münster and the University of Jena. The aim of the SFB is to produce a conceptual and empirical synthesis of individualisation across behaviour, ecology and evolution. The SFB will provide exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and academic networking, together with structured training, scientific exchange and early career support programmes. Full details of the SFB can be found at www.uni-bielefeld.de/biologie/crc212.

Main responsibilities

  • Research tasks (90%):
    • Insect rearing and set-up of different treatment groups
    • Studies of behaviour, physiology and chemical ecology of individual sawflies
    • Development and analyses of transcriptomic data sets
    • Collaboration with other research groups in the collaborative research centre
    • Writing scientific publications
  • Organizational tasks in the research group and collaborative research centre (10%)

Applicant's profile

We seek a bright and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with

  • a university degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. biology, entomology or chemical ecology,
  • a completed PhD in a relevant field, ideally related to entomology, chemical ecology or animal behaviour,
  • experience in chemical ecological approaches,
  • experience with multivariate statistics,
  • interest in both behavioural and chemical ecological questions,
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and
  • excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

The following qualifications would additionally be of advantage:

  • papers in peer-reviewed international journals,
  • experience in transcriptomics, and
  • experience with large-scale research projects.

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:

  1. a letter of motivation including a statement of your research interests and skills and experience relevant to the position;
  2. a CV including publication list;
  3. 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 Chemical Ecology 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.
1 Postdoc position in Behavioural Genetics and Genomics (C03)

A Postdoc position in behavioural genetics and genomics is available at the Faculty of Biology at Bielefeld University, in the Department of Animal Behaviour (with Prof. Dr. Oliver Krüger). 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 project

The aim of the Postdoc project (sub-project C03 of the collaborative research centre) is to test whether common buzzard (Buteo buteo) chicks respond in their gene expression to different levels of blood parasite infection. Additionally, the project aims to develop a SNP-approach to find loci associated with fitness variation in this species. The project builds on a long-term study of individually marked birds that by now lasts for thirty years across over 2500 marked individuals. Fitness data of adult buzzards as well as many other phenotypic traits are routinely measured and should be linked to genetic or transcriptomic data of buzzard chicks.

The collaborative research centre

The postdoc will be embedded within a larger collaborative research centre (SFB) comprising 18 principle investigators, 8 postdocs and 16 PhD students based at Bielefeld University, the University of Münster and the University of Jena. The aim of the SFB is to produce a conceptual and empirical synthesis of individualisation across behaviour, ecology and evolution. The SFB will provide exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and academic networking, together with structured training, scientific exchange and early career support programmes. Full details of the SFB can be found at www.uni-bielefeld.de/biologie/crc212.

Main responsibilities

  • Research tasks (90%):
    • Development and analyses of genomic and transcriptomic data sets
    • Analyses of microsatellite data sets
    • Participation in field work activities from April to June each year
    • Collaboration with other research groups in the collaborative research centre
    • Writing scientific publications
  • Organizational tasks in the research group and collaborative research centre (10%)

Applicant's profile

We seek a bright and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with

  • a university degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. biology, genetics or bioinformatics,
  • a completed PhD in a relevant field, ideally related to behavioural genomics, population genetics, or evolutionary ecology,
  • experience with genomic and transcriptomic approaches and data sets,
  • experience with relevant software packages,
  • interest in both behavioural and genomic questions,
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and
  • excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

The following qualifications would additionally be of advantage:

  • papers in peer-reviewed international journals,
  • experience in collaborations between field biologists and -omics-people, and
  • experience with large-scale research projects.

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:

  1. a letter of motivation including a statement of your research interests and skills and experience relevant to the position;
  2. a CV including publication list;
  3. 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: oliver.krueger@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 project and the department, please contact Oliver Krüger oliver.krueger@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.

2 Postdoc positions in Theoretical Evolutionary Ecology (D03 & D04)

Two Postdoc positions in theoretical evolutionary ecology are available at the Faculty of Biology at Bielefeld University, one position in the Department of Evolutionary Biology (with Prof. Dr. Klaus Reinhold) and one position in the Department of Theoretical Biology (with Jun.Prof. Dr. Meike Wittmann). The positions run from early 2018 to the end of 2021 and are 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 projects

The aim of both Postdoc projects is to develop ecological and evolutionary theory to contribute towards a better understanding of intra-specific niche variation. One project is entitled "Local population density as a key dimension of the individualised niche: An eco-evolutionary modelling approach" (sub-project D03 of the collaborative research centre, with Meike Wittmann). This project will explore how individuals and populations respond to spatial variation in population density, and how the various response modes (genetic variation, phenotypic plasticity) feed back on patterns of population density and also influence the population's ability to persist in the face of habitat loss or habitat fragmentation. This project involves collaborating with empirical groups in the collaborative research centre. The other project is entitled "Modelling adaptive individualised niches in behaviour" (sub-project D04 of the collaborative research centre, with Klaus Reinhold). This theoretical project will explore the conditions that favour the evolution of between-individual variation in behavioural niches. The aim is to focus on mate choice and exploration and examine to which extent phenotypic variation can be maintained based on genetic differences and variation in adaptive phenotypic plasticity.

The collaborative research centre

The postdoc will be embedded within a larger collaborative research centre (SFB) comprising 18 principle investigators, 8 postdocs and 16 PhD students based at Bielefeld University, the University of Münster and the University of Jena. The aim of the SFB is to produce a conceptual and empirical synthesis of individualisation across behaviour, ecology and evolution. The SFB will provide exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and academic networking, together with structured training, scientific exchange and early career support programmes. Full details of the SFB can be found at www.uni-bielefeld.de/biologie/crc212.

Main responsibilities

  • Research tasks (90%):
    • Development of eco-evolutionary models
    • Mathematical analysis of models
    • Implementation in a programming language, e.g. in R, C++, Python
    • Simulation studies
    • Collaboration with other research groups in the collaborative research centre
    • Writing scientific publications
  • Organizational tasks in the research group and collaborative research centre (10%)

Applicants' profiles

We seek bright and highly motivated postdoctoral researchers with

  • a university degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. biology, mathematics, physics or bioinformatics,
  • a completed PhD in a relevant field, ideally related to theoretical ecology, population genetics, or evolutionary ecology,
  • experience with mathematical modeling,
  • programming skills in at least one programming language (e.g. R, C++, Python),
  • interest in both biological and mathematical questions,
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and
  • excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

The following qualifications would additionally be of advantage:

  • papers in peer-reviewed international journals,
  • experience in collaborations between empiricists and theoreticians, and
  • experience with high-performance computing.

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:

  1. a letter of motivation including a statement of your research interests and skills and experience relevant to the position;
  2. a CV including publication list;
  3. 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: meike.wittmann@uni-bielefeld.de. Please specify in your application whether you wish to apply for project D03 or D04 or both. The application process will be managed jointly for the two positions. Preference for one of the topics can also be indicated or discussed at a later stage.

The application deadline is January 7th 2018 and interviews will take place shortly thereafter. After the decision, the positions should start as soon as possible.

For further information on the projects and the departments, please contact Klaus Reinhold (klaus.reinhold@uni-bielefeld.de) and/or Meike Wittmann (meike.wittmann@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.

0.5 Postdoc position for metabolomics platform (S)

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 andis 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.

The collaborative research centre

The postdoc will be embedded within a larger collaborative research centre (SFB) comprising 18 principle investigators, 8 postdocs and 16 PhD students based at Bielefeld University, the University of Münster and the University of Jena. The aim of the SFB is to produce a conceptual and empirical synthesis of individualisation across behaviour, ecology and evolution. The SFB will provide exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and academic networking, together with structured training, scientific exchange and early career support programmes. Full details of the SFB can be found at www.uni-bielefeld.de/biologie/crc212.

Main responsibilities

  • Research tasks (90%):
    • Establishment of analytical protocols
    • Analysis of samples and data evaluation
    • Collaboration with other research groups in the collaborative research centre
    • Writing scientific publications
  • Organizational tasks in the research group and collaborative research centre (30%)
    • Maintenance of analytical instruments (GC-MS, LC-QTOF-MS)

Applicant's profile

We seek a bright and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with

  • a university degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. biology, biochemistry or chemistry,
  • a completed PhD in a relevant field, ideally related to metabolomics, chemical ecology or analytical (bio)chemistry,
  • experience in analysis with and maintenance of GC-MS and LC-QTOF-MS,
  • experience with the respective data analysis,
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and
  • excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

The following qualifications would additionally be of advantage:

  • papers in peer-reviewed international journals,
  • experience with large-scale data acquisition.

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:

  1. a letter of motivation including a statement of your research interests and skills and experience relevant to the position;
  2. a CV including publication list;
  3. 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 Chemical Ecology 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.

0.5 Postdoc position as a scientific coordinator (Z)

A half-time Postdoc position as a scientific coordinator is available at the Faculty of Biology at Bielefeld University, in the Department of Animal Behaviour (with Prof. Dr. Oliver Krüger). 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 tasks of the scientific coordinator are to assist the speaker of the collaborative research centre in all tasks related to the running of the centre.

The collaborative research centre

The postdoc will be embedded within a larger collaborative research centre (SFB) comprising 18 principle investigators, 8 postdocs and 16 PhD students based at Bielefeld University, the University of Münster and the University of Jena. The aim of the SFB is to produce a conceptual and empirical synthesis of individualisation across behaviour, ecology and evolution. The SFB will provide exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and academic networking, together with structured training, scientific exchange and early career support programmes. Full details of the SFB can be found at www.uni-bielefeld.de/biologie/crc212.

Main responsibilities

  • Organisational tasks (100%):
    • Planning and coordination of meeting and conferences of the SFB/TRR 212
    • Assistance to the spokesperson in communicating with members of the collaborative research centre
    • Keeping the webpage of the collaborative research centre up to date
    • Writing outreach material for dissemination to the public and the media

Applicant's profile

We seek a bright and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with

  • a university degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. biology
  • a completed PhD in a relevant field, ideally related to behavioural ecology or evolutionary ecology,
  • experience with coordinating science projects,
  • experience with organising scientific meetings and conferences,
  • experience in public outreach and media activities,
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and
  • excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

The following qualifications would additionally be of advantage:

  • experience in coordinating a group of people
  • experience with large-scale research projects.

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:

  1. a letter of motivation including a statement of your skills and experience relevant to the position;
  2. a CV including publication list;
  3. 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: oliver.krueger@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 project and the department, please contact Oliver Krüger oliver.krüger@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.

 

PhD positions

2 PhD positions in Behavioural Biology (A02)

Optimistic and pessimistic decision-making under ambiguity

The Department of Behavioural Biology at the University of Münster invites applications for two PhD positions from February 1st 2018 or soon thereafter. The positions are available for three years and are 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).

Thematic background & profile

Humans differ in the way they perceive the world with some being more optimistic and some being more pessimistic. Using laboratory mice as a model organism, the project aims to apply the concept of optimism/pessimism to behavioral ecology for the first time. Two main research questions will be addressed: How does one become an optimist/pessimist and what are the fitness consequences?

We seek bright and highly motivated students who have a proven record in behavioural biology. A very good Master degree or equivalent in a relevant topic is expected. Very good knowledge of spoken and written English is mandatory. Finally, good organizational, writing and presentation skills as well as the ability to work well both independently and in a team environment are advantageous.

Research environment

The successful candidates will be based at the Department of Behavioural Biology at the University of Münster. The department offers a mind-stimulating and interdisciplinary research environment. Current research projects deal with (1) stress, stress avoidance and animal welfare, (2) evolution and development of social behaviour, and (3) the role of gene/environment interactions in the control of emotional, cognitive, and social behaviour.

To apply, please provide:

  1. a letter of motivation including a statement of your research experience;
  2. a CV including publication list and certificates;
  3. 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: richterh@uni-muenster.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 project and the Department of Behavioural Biology in Münster, please see www.ethologie.de or contact Helene Richter (richterh@uni-muenster.de) or Norbert Sachser (sachser@uni-muenster.de) with any informal inquiries.

The University of Münster 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.

Job advertisement, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
1 PhD position in Evolutionary Ecology of Predictability in Behavior (A03)

A PhD position in evolutionary ecology of predictability in behavior is available at the Institute of Ecology and Evolution at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. The position 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 project

The project will use escape behavior in grasshoppers as the model system for studying the causes and consequences of (un)predictability and flexibility in behavior. While individuals are known to vary in average behavior ('animal personalities'), variation in predictability/flexibility has been largely neglected, partly because of the methodological challenges in estimating variability. The project thus aims to explore a new dimension of individual specialization in animal behavior. The evolutionary ecology of predictability will be approached from multiple angles, making use of field work, laboratory breeding, quantitative genetic analysis and experimentation. We will use newly developed statistical tools for estimating individual predictability.

The collaborative research center

The positions will be embedded within a larger collaborative research center (SFB) comprising 18 principle investigators, 8 postdocs and 16 PhD students based at Bielefeld University, the University of Münster and the University of Jena. The aim of the SFB is to produce a conceptual and empirical synthesis of individualization across behavior, ecology and evolution. The SFB will provide exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and academic networking, together with structured training, scientific exchange and early career support programs. For more information, visit the SFB website www.uni-bielefeld.de/biologie/crc212.

Main responsibilities

  • Management of a laboratory population and setup of mating experiments,
  • implementation of standardized behavioral trials with grasshoppers,
  • analysis of behavioral data using advanced statistical methods,
  • implementation of a computer simulation for studying the fitness consequences of predictability,
  • collaboration with other research groups in the collaborative research center,
  • writing scientific publications for international peer-reviewed journals.

Applicant's profile

We seek a bright and highly motivated candidate with

  • a Master's degree in a relevant field, like evolutionary or behavioral ecology,
  • solid knowledge in basic statistics, including experience with statistical software such as R,
  • interest in experimental laboratory and field work,
  • excellent oral and written communication skills in English,
  • programming experience and documented experience with scientific writing will be advantageous.

Remuneration

The position is available from 01/02/2018 or as soon as possible thereafter and will be fixed-term till end of 2021 (almost 4 years). Salary will be paid according to Remuneration level 13 (65%) of the Wage Agreement for Public Service in the Federal States (TV-L). Severely handicapped people are given preference for equal qualifications, aptitude and professional qualifications.

Application procedure

The deadline for application is 14th January 2018 and interviews will take place shortly thereafter.

To apply, please provide

  1. a letter of motivation, including a statement of your research interests, skills and experience relevant to the position,
  2. a CV including publication list,
  3. names and contact details of two referees willing to write confidential letters of recommendation.

All materials should be sent, preferentially as a single pdf file by email, to the address below.

For further information on the projects and the department, please contact Holger Schielzeth (see email below) and/or visit the website of the Population Ecology Group Jena (www.popecol.uni-jena.de).

Prof. Dr. Holger Schielzeth, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Institute of Ecology und Evolution, Population Ecology Group, Dornburger Str. 159, 07743 Jena, Germany, E-Mail: holger.schielzeth@uni-jena.de

1 PhD position in Behavioural Ecology (A04)

A PhD position in behavioural ecology is available at the Faculty of Biology at Bielefeld University, in the Department of Animal Behaviour (with Dr. Barbara Caspers). The position runs from early 2018 to 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 project

The aim of the PhD project (project A04 of the collaborative research centre) is to conduct a field study on a fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra) population and to test for consequences of niche conformance in this species. Fire salamander deposit on average 40 larvae each year in to specific larval habitats. This project aims to investigate the ability of individual larvae to conform to this given niche, by doing behavioural experiments and by analyzing and characterizing the impact of the larval habitat on the chemical phenotype as well as on the skin microbe community.

The collaborative research centre

The position will be embedded within a larger collaborative research centre (SFB) comprising 18 principle investigators, 8 postdocs and 16 PhD students based at Bielefeld University, the University of Münster and the University of Jena. The aim of the SFB is to produce a conceptual and empirical synthesis of individualisation across behaviour, ecology and evolution. The SFB will provide exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and academic networking, together with structured training, scientific exchange and early career support programmes. Full details of the SFB can be found at www.uni-bielefeld.de/biologie/crc212.

Main responsibilities

  • Research tasks (90%):
    • Conducting field work on a fire salamander population from late March to early June each year
    • Performing behavioural experiments in the field
    • Analysing skin microbe communities
    • Statistical analyses of complex multivariate data sets
    • Collaboration with other research groups in the collaborative research centre
    • Writing scientific publications
  • Organizational tasks in the research group and collaborative research centre (10%)

Applicant's profile

We seek a bright and highly motivated student with

  • a university degree in a relevant discipline with specialization in behavioural ecology, microbiology or chemical ecology
  • experience with field work, preferably with amphibians
  • experience with statistical software, preferably R
  • interest in both behavioural and life history questions,
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and
  • excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

The following qualifications would additionally be of advantage:

  • papers in peer-reviewed international journals
  • experience in 16sRNA analysis
  • experience with chemical analysis using GC/MS or LC/MS

Remuneration

Salary will be paid according to Remuneration level 13 (65%) 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:

  1. a letter of motivation including a statement of your research interests and skills and experience relevant to the position;
  2. a CV including publication list;
  3. 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: barbara.caspers@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 project and the department, please contact Barbara Caspers (Barbara.caspers@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.

2 PhD positions in Behavioural Biology (B01)

Social niche conformance during adolescence and beyond

The Department of Behavioural Biology at the University of Münster invites applications for two PhD positions from February 1st 2018 or soon thereafter. The positions are available for three years and are 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).

Thematic background & profile

Mechanisms of adaptive shaping of behavioural phenotypes have evolved during early phases of life in numerous species. In this project we address the questions: How can behavioural phenotypes be shaped by social experiences during adolescence and beyond? Are these phenotypes adjusted to the environmental conditions? Do males and females differ? What are the underlying hormonal mechanisms? We aim to study these questions using a highly social rodent, the guinea pig.

We seek bright and highly motivated students who have a proven record in behavioural biology. A very good Master degree or equivalent in a relevant topic is expected. Very good knowledge of spoken and written English is mandatory. Finally, good organizational, writing and presentation skills as well as the ability to work well both independently and in a team environment are advantageous.

Research environment

The successful candidates will be based at the Department of Behavioural Biology at the University of Münster. The department offers a mind-stimulating and interdisciplinary research environment. Current research projects deal with (1) stress, stress avoidance and animal welfare, (2) evolution and development of social behaviour, and (3) the role of gene/environment interactions in the control of emotional, cognitive, and social behaviour.

To apply, please provide:

  1. a letter of motivation including a statement of your research experience;
  2. a CV including publication list;
  3. 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: kaisesy@uni-muenster.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 project and the Department of Behavioural Biology in Münster, please see www.ethologie.de or contact Sylvia Kaiser (kaisesy@uni-muenster.de) or Norbert Sachser (sachser@uni-muenster.de) with any informal inquiries.

The University of Münster 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.

Job advertisement, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
2 PhD positions in Behavioural Ecology and Functional Genomics (B04)

Two PhD positions in behavioural/evolutionary ecology and functional genomics are available at the Faculty of Biology at Bielefeld University; one in the Department of Animal Behaviour (with Dr. Peter Korsten) and one in the Evolutionary Biology group (with PD Dr. Tim Schmoll). The positions run from early 2018 for 36 months and are 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 project

The goal of this project (project B04 of the collaborative research centre) is to test how male Zebra Finches conform to their social niche as set by the prevailing level of sperm competition. This will allow us to understand how individual variation in sexual competition generates individual variation, and covariation, in both competitive traits and parenting behaviour. The two PhD students will closely collaborate to (i) quantify male social niche conformance by analysing adjustment of sexual competitiveness including behavioural (e.g. aggression) and ejaculate (e.g. sperm motility) traits. They will then (ii) identify the underlying mechanisms of social niche conformance on the hormonal (via endocrinological profiling) and the gene expression (via RNAseq) levels, (iii) assess the adaptive significance of niche conformance under a niche match/mismatch paradigm and, finally, (iv) test for trade-offs between investment in sexual competitiveness versus paternal care. Sub-project A will primarily focus on male social niche conformance through adjustment of behavioural traits and the hormonal mechanisms underlying niche conformance. Sub-project B will primarily focus on male social niche conformance through adjustment of ejaculate traits and the gene expression underlying niche conformance.

The collaborative research centre

The positions will be embedded within a larger collaborative research centre (SFB) comprising 18 principle investigators, 8 postdocs and 16 PhD students based at Bielefeld University, the University of Münster and the University of Jena. The aim of the SFB is to produce a conceptual and empirical synthesis of individualisation across behaviour, ecology and evolution. The SFB will provide exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and academic networking, together with structured training, scientific exchange and early career support programmes. Full details of the SFB can be found at www.uni-bielefeld.de/biologie/crc212.

Main responsibilities

  • Research tasks (90%):
    • Designing and conducting laboratory experiments in which zebra finch males are exposed to different levels of sperm competition
    • Maintaining a zebra finch stock population and breeding of experimental birds
    • Collecting and processing of behavioural recordings (sub-project A
    • Collecting and processing of hormone samples (sub-project A)
    • Setting up a computer-assisted sperm analysis (CASA) system (sub-project B)
    • Phenotyping sperm samples using CASA and other methods (sub-project B)
    • Processing of tissue samples for transcriptomic analyses
    • Bioinformatic processing of high-throughput sequencing data to quantify gene expression (sub-project B)
    • Statistical analyses of complex experimental data
    • Collaborating with other research groups in the collaborative research centre
    • Writing scientific publications for international peer-reviewed journals
  • Organizational tasks in the research group and collaborative research centre (10%)

Applicants' profiles

We are seeking two bright, highly motivated and creative students with

  • a university degree in a relevant discipline with specializations in one or more of the following fields: animal behaviour, behavioural ecology, behavioural physiology, bioinformatics, endocrinology, evolutionary ecology, neuro-ethology, transcriptomics, and/or veterinary science,
  • a keen interest in using genetic and/or endocrinological methods to answer behavioural and life history questions,
  • experience with carrying out animal experiments, preferably in birds,
  • experience with bioinformatic processing of high-throughput sequencing data (sub-project B),
  • experience with statistical analyses of complex data sets (preferably using R),
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and
  • excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

The following qualifications would additionally be of advantage:

  • publications in peer-reviewed international journals,
  • experience with software for analysing behavioural recordings (sub-project A),
  • experience with sperm phenotyping including CASA (sub-project B),
  • experience with large-scale research projects.

Remuneration

Salary will be paid according to Remuneration level 13 (65%) 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. 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:

  1. a letter of motivation (maximum two pages) including a statement of your research interests, and skills and experience relevant to the positions and a statement for which of the two positions you apply (or your preference in case you apply for both);
  2. a CV including your publication list;
  3. 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 both principal investigators: peter.korsten@uni-bielefeld.de and tim.schmoll@uni-bielefeld.de.

The application deadline is January 7th 2018 and interviews will take place shortly thereafter. After the decision, the positions should start as soon as possible.

For further information on the project and the departments, please contact Peter Korsten (sub-project A) and/or Tim Schmoll (sub-project B) 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.

1 PhD Position to study social niche-mediated reproductive phenotypes (B05)

The Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity at the University of Münster, Germany, is seeking to fill the post of a PhD Position (salary level TV-L E13, 65%) to study social niche-mediated reproductive phenotypes.

This fixed-term post will start on 1 February 2018 (or soon thereafter) and is available for 36 months. Currently, the regular working time for full employment is 39 hours and 50 minutes per week. The position is part of the recently funded Collaborative Research Centre (SFB/TRR 212) entitled: A Novel Synthesis of Individualisation across Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution: Niche Choice, Niche Conformance, Niche Construction (NC3), as granted by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

This project involves studying the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster to determine how social interaction during development affects the evolutionary outcome of sexual trait expression, as the developmental social environment can provide an individual with cues about what to anticipate regarding the reproductive environment they will face during adulthood. Within this project, the successful candidate will study the effects of the social niche on male and female reproductive phenotypes combining behavioural, evolutionary and molecular techniques. In an experimental evolution study, the candidate will assess the long-term evolutionary consequences of manipulations of the social environment Additionally, short-term assays will provide information about if developmental plasticity in morphological and behavioural traits has consequences for fitness. This project will combine behavioural and fitness assays with molecular work and an experimental evolution approach to gain more insight into the evolutionary consequences of niche conformance.

Applicants should be highly motivated students of any nationality, and they should have the equivalent of a master's degree in behavioural ecology or evolutionary ecology. A background in any of the following areas will be useful: previous experience with practical Drosophila or other insect work, good molecular skills, and (of particular relevance) previous experience with bioinformatics and a good understanding of statistics. Applicants should have excellent communication skills and be able to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team. The working language of the Institute and the lab is English, and good proficiency in spoken and written English is a requirement.

The University of Münster is a large vibrant university hosting a number of excellent scientific institutions (http://www.uni-muenster.de/en/). The Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity provides a stimulating research environment with a number of scientific groups researching diverse topics centred on different aspects of evolution. Additionally, students can benefit from the structured PhD program offered by the Münster Graduate School of Evolution (http://www.uni-muenster.de/Evolution/mgse/). As a part of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB/TRR 212, the project will involve intensive collaboration with consortium partners at the Universities of Münster and Bielefeld. The town of Münster itself has many students and presents a dynamic environment with many cultural and social events throughout the year (http://www.muenster.de/en/).

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. We also welcome applications from candidates with severe disabilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially considered.

Applications should be written in English. Please send your application in one single PDF file by 14 January 2018 to Dr Claudia Fricke (Claudia.Fricke@uni-muenster.de).

Applications should include

  1. a cover letter with a statement of research interests and motivation (max. 1 page),
  2. CV including details about research experience (please include the abstract of your master's thesis) and
  3. contact details of at least two referees.

Job advertisement, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
1 PhD position to study evolutionary capacitance in the red flour beetle (C01-A)

The Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity at the University of Münster, Germany, is seeking to fill the post of a PhD Position (salary level TV-L E13, 65%) to study evolutionary capacitance in the red flour beetle

This fixed-term post will start on 1 February 2018 (or soon thereafter) and is available for 36 months. Currently, the regular working time for full employment is 39 hours and 50 minutes per week. The position is part of the recently funded Collaborative Research Centre (SFB/TRR 212) entitled: A Novel Synthesis of Individualisation across Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution: Niche Choice, Niche Conformance, Niche Construction (NC3), as granted by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

This project involves studying the role of evolutionary capacitance in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum. Within this project, the successful candidate will experimentally study how cryptic genetic variation is stored and released in the red flour beetle, and how this process of evolutionary capacitance may speed up evolutionary adaptation. In particular, the project will focus how the process of evolutionary capacitance is affected by heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) and the immunological experience of group members. Long-term evolutionary consequences will be studied with experimental evolution, and the genomic consequences will be analysed.

Applicants should be highly motivated students of any nationality, and they should have the equivalent of a master's degree in in evolution, behaviour, ecology or related fields. A background in any of the following areas will be useful: previous experience with practical insect work, good molecular skills, and (of particular relevance) previous experience with immunology or bioinformatics and a good understanding of statistics. Applicants should have excellent communication skills and be able to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team. The working language of the Institute and the lab is English, and good proficiency in spoken and written English is a requirement.

The University of Münster is a large vibrant university hosting a number of excellent scientific institutions (http://www.uni-muenster.de/en/). The Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity provides a stimulating research environment with a number of scientific groups researching diverse topics centred on different aspects of evolution. Additionally, students can benefit from the structured PhD program offered by the Münster Graduate School of Evolution (http://www.uni-muenster.de/Evolution/mgse/). As a part of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB/TRR 212, the project will involve intensive collaboration with consortium partners at the Universities of Münster and Bielefeld. The town of Münster itself has many students and presents a dynamic environment with many cultural and social events throughout the year (http://www.muenster.de/en/).

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. We also welcome applications from candidates with severe disabilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially considered.

Applications should be written in English. Please send your application in one single PDF file by 14 January 2018 to Prof Dr Joachim Kurtz (joachim.kurtz@uni-muenster.de). Applications should include

  1. a cover letter with a statement of research interests and motivation (max. 1 page),
  2. CV including details about research experience (please include the abstract of your master's thesis) and
  3. contact details of at least two referees.

Job advertisement, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
1 PhD position to study niche construction in the red flour beetle (C01-B)

The Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity at the University of Münster, Germany, is seeking to fill the post of a PhD Position (salary level TV-L E13, 65%) niche construction in the red flour beetle

This fixed-term post will start on 1 February 2018 (or soon thereafter) and is available for 36 months. Currently, the regular working time for full employment is 39 hours and 50 minutes per week. The position is part of the recently funded Collaborative Research Centre (SFB/TRR 212) entitled: A Novel Synthesis of Individualisation across Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution: Niche Choice, Niche Conformance, Niche Construction (NC3), as granted by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

This project involves studying niche construction in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum. Within this project, the successful candidate will experimentally study how flour beetles modify the microbial community of their environment (the flour), which is mediated by chemical secretions from the beetles. The candidate will use experimental evolution to test if individuals' prior immunological experience plays a role in niche construction, and they will analyse its long-term evolutionary consequences. The candidate will study the chemical ecology as well as the genetic underpinnings of the evolved phenotypes.

Applicants should be highly motivated students of any nationality, and they should have the equivalent of a master's degree in evolution, behaviour, ecology or related fields. A background in any of the following areas will be useful: previous experience with practical insect work, good molecular skills, and (of particular relevance) previous experience with chemical ecology, immunology or bioinformatics and a good understanding of statistics. Applicants should have excellent communication skills and be able to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team. The working language of the Institute and the lab is English, and good proficiency in spoken and written English is a requirement.

The University of Münster is a large vibrant university hosting a number of excellent scientific institutions (http://www.uni-muenster.de/en/). The Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity provides a stimulating research environment with a number of scientific groups researching diverse topics centred on different aspects of evolution. Additionally, students can benefit from the structured PhD program offered by the Münster Graduate School of Evolution (http://www.uni-muenster.de/Evolution/mgse/). As a part of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB/TRR 212, the project will involve intensive collaboration with consortium partners at the Universities of Münster and Bielefeld. The town of Münster itself has many students and presents a dynamic environment with many cultural and social events throughout the year (http://www.muenster.de/en/).

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. We also welcome applications from candidates with severe disabilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially considered.

Applications should be written in English. Please send your application in one single PDF file by 14 January 2018 to Prof Dr Joachim Kurtz (joachim.kurtz@uni-muenster.de). Applications should include

  1. a cover letter with a statement of research interests and motivation (max. 1 page),
  2. CV including details about research experience (please include the abstract of your master's thesis) and
  3. contact details of at least two referees.

Job advertisement, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
1 PhD position in Behavioural Ecology (C03)

A PhD position in behavioural ecology is available at the Faculty of Biology at Bielefeld University, in the Department of Animal Behaviour (with Prof. Dr. Oliver Krüger). The position runs from early 2018 to 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 project

The aim of the PhD project (sub-project C03 of the collaborative research centre) is to conduct a field study on a common buzzard (Buteo buteo) population and to test for consequences of niche choice and niche construction in this species. Making full use of a thirty-year data set and enlarging it, the PhD student will look at the fitness consequences of nest site choice and nest construction with regard to chick growth rate, blood parasite load (Leucocytozoon) and chick survival. It is planned to also conduct field experiments where the amount of nest decoration with green plant material will be manipulated to test for anti-parasitic effects of this material. The ensuing fitness consequences for buzzard chicks will be monitored using lifelong wing-tags and survival and recruitment data will be collected. So far, over 2500 individual buzzards have already been fitted with lifelong wing tags and the resulting data set will be used.

The collaborative research centre

The position will be embedded within a larger collaborative research centre (SFB) comprising 18 principle investigators, 8 postdocs and 16 PhD students based at Bielefeld University, the University of Münster and the University of Jena. The aim of the SFB is to produce a conceptual and empirical synthesis of individualisation across behaviour, ecology and evolution. The SFB will provide exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and academic networking, together with structured training, scientific exchange and early career support programmes. Full details of the SFB can be found at www.uni-bielefeld.de/biologie/crc212.

Main responsibilities

  • Research tasks (90%):
    • Conducting field work on a buzzard population from late March to early July each year
    • Participation in chick-ringing and the measurement of phenotypic traits from middle of May to early July
    • Statistical analyses of complex and long-term data sets
    • Collaboration with other research groups in the collaborative research centre
    • Writing scientific publications
  • Organizational tasks in the research group and collaborative research centre (10%)

Applicant's profile

We seek a bright and highly motivated student with

  • a university degree in a relevant discipline with specialization in behavioural ecology, ornithology, population ecology,
  • experience with field work, preferably in birds of prey
  • experience with statistical software, preferably R
  • interest in both behavioural and life history questions,
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and
  • excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

The following qualifications would additionally be of advantage:

  • papers in peer-reviewed international journals,
  • experience in tree-climbing with rope techniques
  • experience with large-scale research projects.

Remuneration

Salary will be paid according to Remuneration level 13 (65%) 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:

  1. a letter of motivation including a statement of your research interests and skills and experience relevant to the position;
  2. a CV including publication list;
  3. 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: oliver.krueger@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 project and the department, please contact Oliver Krüger (oliver.krueger@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.

1 PhD position in Philosophy of Biology (D01)

PhD position in Philosophy of Biology within the Transregio Cooperative Research Center 212

Start: 1st April 2018 or soon thereafter. 3-year position (TV-L E13 65 %).

Applications are invited on a PhD project in philosophy of biology "Function and fitness - conceptual issues". This is one of two philosophical projects in a consortium that also includes biologists and bio-mathematicians. Its focus is on conceptual and epistemological issues.

The consortium forms the collaborative research centre (SFB/TRR 212), entitled "A Novel Synthesis of Individualisation across Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution: Niche Choice, Niche Conformance, Niche Construction (NC3)", as granted by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The present project contributes to the overarching goal of "NC3" by explicating or reshaping the concepts of function and of fitness in a way that matches the constraints of the novel conceptual framework. It investigates the explanatory roles of the concepts of function and of fitness in theories of niche choice, niche conformance, and niche construction.

The position is available for three years at the Zentrum für Wissenschaftstheorie (ZfW) at the University of Muenster in Germany, which is cooperating in many respects with the Department of Philosophy. For more information about "NC3" please visit http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/biologie/crc212/, where also more detailed information on the present project (D1) can be found. The successful candidate is also invited to join or to associate with the Münster Graduate School of Evolution (http://www.uni-muenster.de/Evolution/mgse/).

Requirements

  • Master's or equivalent degree in Philosophy of Science or related fields with good grade.
  • Willingness to interact with colleagues in a multi- and interdisciplinary setting.
  • Good proficiency in written and spoken English.

How to apply

The application should include:

  • A Cover letter stating your research interest and motivation and your expectation from being part of the SFB/TRR.
  • CV including information about academic education and degrees, transcript of records, and, where it applies, professional experience, publications, fellowships/awards, conference contributions, and further relevant skills and abilities.
  • Master's thesis abstract.
  • Two letters of recommendation, e.g., from former supervisors.

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. We also welcome applications from candidates with severe disabilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially considered.

Regular weekly working hours are 39 hours and 50 minutes.

Applications should be sent by e-mail as one PDF file (max. 5 MB) to the PI supervising the project, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Krohs (ulrich.krohs@uni-muenster.de), by January 15th, 2018.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by Skype or in person (travel costs and accommodation will not be reimbursed).

Job advertisement, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
1 PhD position in Philosophy of Biology (D02)

A PhD position in the philosophy of biology is available at the Faculty of History, Philosophy and Theology at Bielefeld University, in the Department of Philosophy (with J.-Prof. Dr. Marie I. Kaiser). The position runs from early 2018 to 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 project

The aim of the PhD project (sub-project D02 of the collaborative research centre) is to explicate the ontological status of individualised ecological niches and how they relate to mechanisms of niche choice, conformance, and construction. This project thus clarifies three concepts that are central to the collaborative research centre: the concept of biological individuality (and related concepts of individualisation and animal personality), the concept of an individualised (social) niche, and the concept of an ecological or evolutionary mechanism. The PhD student will interact with the biological projects and engage with the relevant philosophical literature to specify the meaning of these concepts, to reveal their ontological commitments, and to disclose their interrelations.

The collaborative research centre

The position will be embedded within a larger collaborative research centre (SFB) comprising 18 principle investigators, 8 postdocs and 16 PhD students based at Bielefeld University, the University of Münster and the University of Jena. The aim of the SFB is to produce a conceptual and empirical synthesis of individualisation across behaviour, ecology and evolution. The SFB will provide exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and academic networking, together with structured training, scientific exchange and early career support programmes. Full details of the SFB can be found at www.uni-bielefeld.de/biologie/crc212.

Main responsibilities

  • Research tasks (90%):
    • Reviewing relevant philosophical literature on mechanisms, (biological) individuality and metaphysics of science,
    • Developing philosophical accounts of individuality and of ecological/evolutionary mechanisms and applying them to the biological projects,
    • Acquiring and implementing methodological skills in philosophically analysing science,
    • Collaboration with other research groups in the collaborative research centre,
    • Collaboration with the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Science (I2SoS) (https://www.uni-bielefeld.de/i2sos/),
    • Writing publications.
  • Organizational tasks in the research group and collaborative research centre (10%)

Applicant's profile

We seek a bright and highly motivated student with

  • a university degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. philosophy, philosophy of science, biology, science studies,
  • willingness to interact with colleagues in an interdisciplinary setting,
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and
  • good proficiency in written and spoken English.

Remuneration

Salary will be paid according to Remuneration level 13 (65%) 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:

  1. a letter of motivation including a statement of your research interests, motivation and expectation from being part of the collaborative research centre;
  2. a CV including information about academic education and degrees, and, where it applies, professional experience, publications, fellowships/awards, conference contributions, and further relevant skills and abilities;
  3. transcript of records;
  4. Master's thesis abstract;
  5. 1-2 letters of recommendation, e.g., from former supervisors.

All materials should be emailed as a single PDF file to: kaiser.m@uni-bielefeld.de. Please specify in your application that you wish to apply for project D02.

The application deadline is January 15th 2018 and interviews will take place shortly thereafter. After the decision, the positions should start as soon as possible.

For further information, please visit the homepage of the collaborative research centre www.uni-bielefeld.de/biologie/crc212 or contact the PI supervising the project J.-Prof. Dr. Marie I. Kaiser (kaiser.m@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.

2 PhD positions in Evolutionary Ecology of Behaviour (D05)

Two PhD positions for working on the topic of individual niche variation within evolutionary ecology of behavior are available at the Faculty of Biology at Bielefeld University and the Faculty of Biology and Pharmacy at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, one position in the Department of Evolutionary Biology (with Prof. Dr. Klaus Reinhold) and one position in the Population Ecology Group (with Prof. Dr. Holger Schielzeth). The positions run from early 2018 to the end of 2021 and are 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 project

Our project is entitled "The behavioural ecology of individualized niches in light of meta-analyses" (sub-project D05 of the collaborative research centre) and has the aim to use meta-analytical techniques to synthesize results within the CRC and beyond. Using the PRISMA approach and reviewing the published literature as well as analysing data produced by the CRC groups regarding individualized niches in behavior, this project plays a central role in the CRC. Both PhD projects will explore the extent to which factors like environmental complexity, assortative mating, ecological inheritance, temporal variation, niche inheritance, condition dependence and others lead to between individual variation concerning individualized niches. The two PhD-students are expected to collaborate closely, not only with us PIs and with each other, but also with the other empirical and theoretical projects within the collaborative research centre.

The collaborative research centre

The positions will be embedded within a larger collaborative research centre (SFB) comprising 18 principle investigators, 8 postdocs and 16 PhD students based at Bielefeld University, the University of Münster and the University of Jena. The aim of the SFB is to produce a conceptual and empirical synthesis of individualisation across behaviour, ecology and evolution. The SFB will provide exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and academic networking, together with structured training, scientific exchange and early career support programmes. Full details of the SFB can be found at www.uni-bielefeld.de/biologie/crc212.

Main responsibilities

  • Research tasks (90%):
    • Collecting literature data on individualized niches
    • Performing meta-analyses
    • Collaboration with other research groups in the collaborative research centre
    • Writing scientific publications
  • Organizational tasks in the research group and collaborative research centre (10%)

Applicants' profiles

We seek bright and highly motivated PhD students with

  • a university degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. biology, statistics, or mathematics
  • a completed master program in a relevant field, ideally related to evolutionary ecology, behavioral ecology or meta-analyses
  • experience with statistical analyses and skills for example in SPSS or R
  • interest in both biological and statistical questions,
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and
  • excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

The following qualifications would additionally be of advantage:

  • papers in peer-reviewed international journals,
  • experience in collaborations between empiricists and theoreticians, and
  • experience with writing conceptual manuscripts or reviews

Remuneration

Salary will be paid according to Remuneration level 13 (65%) 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:

  1. a letter of motivation including a statement of your research interests and skills and experience relevant to the position;
  2. a CV including publication list;
  3. 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: klaus.reinhold@uni-bielefeld.de. The application process will be managed jointly for the two positions. Preference for one of the topics can also be indicated or discussed at a later stage.

The application deadline is January 7th 2018 and interviews will take place shortly thereafter. After the decision, the positions should start as soon as possible.

For further information on the projects and the departments, please contact Klaus Reinhold (klaus.reinhold@uni-bielefeld.de) and/or Holger Schielzeth (holger.schielzeth@uni-jena.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.

 

Technician position

0.5 Technician position in behavioural genetics

A half-time Technician position in genetic analyses techniques is available at the Faculty of Biology at Bielefeld University, in the Department of Animal Behaviour (with Dr. Joseph Hoffman). 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 tasks of the technician are to assist the head of the paternity platform, Dr. Joseph Hoffman, in conducting the paternity analyses as part of the collaborative research centre.

The collaborative research centre

This position will be embedded within a larger collaborative research centre (SFB) comprising 18 principle investigators, 8 postdocs and 16 PhD students based at Bielefeld University, the University of Münster and the University of Jena. The aim of the SFB is to produce a conceptual and empirical synthesis of individualisation across behaviour, ecology and evolution. The SFB will provide exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and academic networking, together with structured training, scientific exchange and early career support programmes. Full details of the SFB can be found at www.uni-bielefeld.de/biologie/crc212.

Main responsibilities

  • Laboratory tasks (90%):
    • DNA extraction, amplification and microsatellite genotyping of samples from other projects of the SFB/TRR 212
    • Analyses of microsatellite data in software such as Genemarker to identify paternities
    • Determination of heterozygosity from microsatellite marker data
    • Maintenance of the laboratory facilities of the paternity platform
  • Ordering consumables for the labs (10%)

Applicant's profile

We seek a bright and highly motivated technician with

  • a professional training in an appropriate vocation, e.g. BTA, PTA, MTA
  • experience with DNA extraction, amplification, sequencing
  • experience with microsatellite development,
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and
  • good oral and written communication skills in English.

The following qualifications would additionally be of advantage:

  • experience in next-generation sequencing techniques,
  • experience with large-scale research projects.

Remuneration

Salary will be paid according to Remuneration level 8 or level 9 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:

  1. a letter of motivation including a statement of your skills and experience relevant to the position;
  2. a CV and testimonials;
  3. 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: oliver.krueger@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 project and the department, please contact Oliver Krüger oliver.krüger@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.

 

Biologisch-Technische Assistentin/ Biologisch-Technischer Assistent

0.5 Biologisch-Technische Assistentin/ Biologisch-Technischer Assistent

Am Institut für Evolution und Biodiversität der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster ist ab dem nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine halbe Stelle als Biologisch-Technische Assistentin/ Biologisch-Technischer Assistent innerhalb der Nachwuchsgruppe von Frau Dr. Claudia Fricke (http://ieb.uni-muenster.de/evolseco) bis zum 31.12.2021 zu besetzen.

Die regelmäßige wöchentliche Arbeitszeit beträgt zurzeit 19 Stunden und 55 Minuten. Die Eingruppierung erfolgt je nach Aufgabenübertragung und Erfüllung der persönlichen Voraussetzungen bis Entgeltgruppe 7 TV-L.

Die Stelle beinhaltet folgende Tätigkeiten:

In der Forschungsarbeit wird die Bedeutung der Entwicklungsnische für die evolutionären Veränderungen sexueller und nicht-sexueller Merkmale in Drosophila Männchen und Weibchen untersucht. Dafür werden unter anderem Selektionsexperimente und Verhaltensexperimente durchgeführt und mit molekularen Methoden verbunden, um die ursächlichen genetischen Veränderungen zu untersuchen.

Zu den Aufgaben im Labor gehören auch die anfallenden Alltagsgeschäfte in einem Fliegenlabor: dazu zählt, das Fliegenmedium zu zubereiten, sowie die Reinigung der benutzten Röhrchen und sich um die Fliegenkulturen zu kümmern. Neben diesen grundlegenden Arbeiten wäre der erfolgreiche Kandidat/ die erfolgreiche Kandidatin auch in die Forschungsarbeit eingebunden.

Voraussetzungen

Voraussetzung ist eine abgeschlossene Ausbildung zur/zum biologisch-technischen Assistentin/ Assistenten bzw. Biologielaborantin/Biologielaboranten. Vorherige Erfahrung mit Drosophilakulturen wäre wünschenswert, ist aber nicht zwingend erforderlich. Die Bewerberin/ der Bewerber sollte grundlegende molekulare Techniken beherrschen, z.B. DNA und RNA Extraction, PCR und gerne auch qPCR. Auch sollten grundlegende Englischkenntnisse vorhanden sein, da im Institut überwiegend Englisch gesprochen wird.

Schwerbehinderte werden bei gleicher Qualifikation bevorzugt eingestellt, wenn die Behinderung den geforderten Tätigkeiten nicht entgegensteht.

Bewerbungen von Frauen sind ausdrücklich erwünscht; Frauen werden bei gleicher Qualifikation, Befähigung und fachlicher Leistung bevorzugt berücksichtigt, sofern nicht in der Person eines Mitbewerbers liegende Gründe überwiegen.

Bewerbungen mit den üblichen Bewerbungsunterlagen (Lebenslauf, Zeugnisse, Lichtbild) richten Sie bitte bis zum 12.01.2018 an die folgende Adresse:

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität
Institut für Evolution und Biodiversität
Dr. Claudia Fricke
Hüfferstraße 1
48149 Münster