PhD studentship opportunity

Behavioural ecology meets disease biology and immuno-ecology in Madagascan shorebirds.

We are looking to recruit a PhD student for an exciting new project investigating the immuno-ecological causes of sex ratio bias in three sympatric species of plovers with varying mating systems at a single location in Madagascar.

The student will be based at the Department of Animal Behaviour at Bielefeld University ( and jointly supervised by Oliver Krüger, Nayden Chakarov, Joe Hoffman and Tamás Székely.  The studentship is funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) and is available for 3 years.

Please see the attached PDF for more details including information on how to apply. The application deadline is September 30th 2019 and interviews will take place shortly afterwards. Please direct any informal inquiries to Oliver Krüger ( or Tamás Székely (