Scientific staff (f/m/d) at the Institute for Evolutionary Biology and Ecology │ University of Bonn
The workgroup of Prof. Blanke would like to strengthen its team with a highly motivated applicant, ideally with a background in evolutionary morphology, biomechanics and/or imaging and with a doctoral degree either in the Biological Sciences, Engineering Sciences, or Computer Sciences.
Being a scientific staff position, the applicant principally can develop his own research initiative. Therefore, a particular emphasis will be placed on the applicants’ own ideas during the application process and how these can be studied (Ideally using a combination of both the applicants’ expertise and the expertise of the workgroup).
Applicants who are experts for other organisms besides insects should consider to apply since our approach includes comparative aspects on several taxonomic levels. We also welcome applications with a focus on methodological development in the fields of e.g. evolutionary modelling, GM, FEA or material testing.
The position is paid according to the provisions of the collective agreement for the public service of the Länder (TV-L) within pay group 13 (100%). Initially, the duration of the contract is 18 months. After a successful evaluation, the duration of the contract can be extended for another 24 months.
The position includes a teaching obligation of four semester hours (“Semesterwochenstunden”). Due to the teaching obligation, in particular within the Bachelor studies, it is expected from non-native German speaking applicants that they learn German up to the C1 level within one year.
Apart from a full CV, applications should contain a letter of motivation (5 pages or less) detailing your previous research experience and an outline of your research plans for this position (including aspects of the desired two-way transfer of knowledge). Please also state up to three publications from other workgroups which have considerably influenced your scientific thinking.
While detailing your future research, please take into account that you can plan with a considerable research budget. Details will be communicated upon request, inquiries can be made with Alexander Blanke (blanke (at) uni-bonn.de).
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The application (as a single pdf file) should be sent to the secretary of the IEZ (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the reference number 1848. The deadline for application is October 25th 2020, the estimated start date would be November or December 2020. If no suitable candidate is found, the position is open beyond these dates.