Evolutionary Biology Advanced Postoc Position Available @ Max Planck Germany:

Advanced postdoc in the field of behavioral studies in house mice
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Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & Genetics Behavioral Sciences
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Job Offer from May 24, 2018

Evolutionary Biology Advanced Postoc Position Available @ Max Planck Germany

A position for an advanced postdoc in the field of behavioral studies in house mice is available in the group of Diethard Tautz at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology,
Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Ploen, Germany.

The postdoc will be in charge of running a dedicated facility to study mice under semi-natural conditions. The department runs also a mouse house that harbors a collection of outbred house mouse populations from the wild, as well as inbred strains. These serve as a basis to study the natural behavior of mice using both, standardized behavioral tests, as well as semin-natural conditions. Previous studies in the facility have dealt with questions of assortative mating, the role of ultrasonic vocalization, as well as the role of anxiety and personality on teeriotoriality and reproductive success. We are currently in a phase to develop the next round of experiments and the postdoc will have the chance to bring in interests and project ideas for own career development.

Qualification
PhD and postdoc experience in behavioral biology and ecology in mammals (preferably mice). Proven scientific record with first author papers in the discipline.

We offer
Salary will be according to the TvöD 13-14 scale (depending on experience), including social benefits and pension scheme. The position is initially for three years, but can be extended.

The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Ploen has developed in the past years into a major center for basic research on evolutionary topics, ranging from evolutionary genetics, evolutionary ecology, experimental evolution to evolutionary theory. It runs together with the nearby University of Kiel an international graduate program (IMPRS in Evolutionary Biology) and a Master program in Molecular Biology and Evolution. Scientists come from all over the world and the working language is english. Ploen is a small village in a beautiful postglacially shaped landscape with all the amenities of a touristically active area. Two major cities (Kiel and Luebeck) as well as the Baltic Sea are only 30-40min away, Hamburg is about 90min away (all well connected by train).

Applications
Applications should include a CV and a publication list (including papers in press or submitted), a statement of motivation, as well as two names for obtaining letters of reference.

Applications should be sent by email with documents attached as pdf files to Diethard Tautz ([email protected]).

Prof. Dr. Diethard Tautz
Max-Planck-Institut fuer Evolutionsbiologie
Abteilung Evolutionsgenetik
August-Thienemannstrasse 2
24306 Ploen
Deutschland

Tel.: 04522 763-390

Fax: 04522 763-281
[email protected]

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
August-Thienemann-Str. 2
24306 Plön Phone:
+49 4522 763-0

Evolutionary Biology Advanced Postoc Position Available @ Max Planck Germany

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