FULLY FUNDED PHD POSITIONS at The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Organismal Biology
Application Deadline: 01/15/2016
The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Organismal Biology offers several fully funded PhD positions. The IMPRS is based in southern Germany and is jointly organized by the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen and Radolfzell and the University of Konstanz. The aim of the IMPRS is to provide first-class training and education for outstanding doctoral students from all over the world in a stimulating research environment. The competitive doctoral program provides its fellows with an excellent starting platform for a successful career in the fields of animal behaviour, ecology, evolution, physiology, and neurobiology. For 2016, the IMPRS offers the following PhD projects:
**The Anseriform Genome Project: Comparative Genomics of Waterfowl (Robert Kraus, Inge Müller, Martin Wikelski, MPIO Radolfzell);
**Collective behaviours and social structure in animal populations (Damien Farine, MPIO Radolfzell / University Konstanz); **Information flow and social influence in hierarchical social groups – from neurobiological mechanisms to ecological outcomes (Alex Jordan, MPIO Radolfzell / University Konstanz);
**Molecular mechanisms of the repeated evolution of adaptive color patterns in cichlid fishes (Axel Meyer + Claudius Kratochwil, University of Konstanz);
**The evolution of avian sweet taste perception (Maude Baldwin, MPIO Seewiesen);
**Bird Behavioural Ecology (Wolfgang Forstmeier, Mihai Valcu, Bart Kempenaers, MPIO Seewiesen);
**Avian Evolutionary Genetics (Wolfgang Forstmeier, Jakob Mueller, MPIO Seewiesen);
**Collective Animal Behaviour (Iain Couzin, MPIO Radolfzell / University Konstanz);
**Two open PhD positions for own proposal elaboration within Organismal Biology (Advisor to be contacted with an own research proposal).
For a list of all available PhD projects visit http://www.orn.mpg.de/projects
Our Offer: All students accepted to the program will be supported by stipends or contracts. The program offers a dedicated teaching program, high quality research experience, and outstanding research facilities in an inspiring research and living environment. The working language is English. Each PhD student receives individual supervision and mentoring and is guided in her/his research work by a PhD advisory committee. The Max Planck Society and the University of Konstanz are equal opportunity employers. Queries should be mailed to the program office: IMPRS@uni-konstanz.de More information at http://www.orn.mpg.de/IMPRS and http://www.facebook.com/OrganismalBiology.
Applicants should hold a MSc or equivalent degree in biology or a related discipline at the point of enrollment, and need to be fluent in written and spoken English.
Your application: Outstanding students of all nationalities with a deep commitment to basic research in Organismal Biology are invited to apply.
Deadline for the application is 15 January 2016.
Interviews with the applicants are scheduled for 13-16 March 2016.
Candidates accepted into the program may start latest September 2016.
For the online application process visit http://www.orn.mpg.de/2383/Application.