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 (www.uni-bielefeld.de/biologie/animalbehaviour.html) 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 (oliver.krueger@uni-bielefeld.de) or Tamás Székely (bssts@bath.ac.uk).

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A new lab baby!

We are all very excited about our new lab baby!  Massive congratulations to Anneke Paijmans on the birth of her new baby girl – Hanna.  What a sweetie 😉

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Postdoc opportunity

An opportunity has become available for a two year postdoc to work on the population genetics of Antarctic marine organisms. We are seeking a candidate with a keen interest in population genetics and experience of RAD sequancing and related approaches.

The deadline for applications is April 3rd 2019. All materials should be e-mailed as a single PDF to: claudia.petersen@uni-bielefeld.de with ‘Postdoc application Wiss 19036’ in the subject line.

Please see the attached PDF for more details about the position and do not hesitate to contact me with any questions at joseph.hoffman[at]uni-bielefeld.de.

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Martin wins a fellowship!

Congratulations to Martin Stoffel for winning funding for his own position from the German Science Foundation.  His project, together with Josephine Pemberton at Edinburgh University, will focus on the genomics of inbreeding depression in Soay sheep.  We wish him the best of luck and much fun!