PhD Position in Behavioral Neurobiology
The Department of Behavioral Neurobiology of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen (Germany) is seeking to fill a fully funded three-year PhD position.
Successful applicants will investigate neural mechanisms that underlie vocal communication in birds. Using portable telemetric equipment, which has recently been developed at our department, neural recordings will be conducted in groups of birds while they behave freely in their natural environment.
In addition to prior experience with neurobiological research, applicants should have strong quantitative skills and excellent oral and written communications skills in English. An MSc degree or equivalent in neuroscience, zoology/animal sciences, physics, electrical engineering, or another subject relevant for the research project is mandatory. Programming skills in MATLAB or equivalent are considered valuable.
The Max Planck Institute for Ornithology offers an attractive research environment with excellent technical facilities. The multidisciplinary research projects of our department integrate behavioural, endocrinological, neuroanatomical, genetical and electrophysiologal techniques. Successful applicants will receive intensive supervision and laboratory training and will have the opportunity to present their work at national and international scientific meetings. The position will be paid on the German TV-L E13 government scale.
The Max Planck Society aims to increase the proportion of women researchers and specifically encourages women to apply. Applications from disabled persons will be given priority in the case of equal suitability. To apply for the position, please submit a CV, a short cover letter and contact information for two referees to Dr. Susanne Hoffmann (email@example.com).
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.