Congratulations to Martin Stoffel for winning the Dissertationspreis der Universitätsgesellschaft Bielefeld for the best PhD thesis in the Faculty of Biology in 2018! We all really enjoyed catching up with Martin at the ceremony and are glad to hear how well he’s getting on in Edinburgh.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tamás Székely (email@example.com).
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 😉
A big congratulations to Oceane Salles for winning a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers to join our team working on fur seals!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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!
We want to thank Francisco Ceballos for visiting the lab and giving a really nice talk on runs of homozygosity. The kids also loved seeing his photos from South Africa!
A massive congratulations to Martin Stoffel for successfully defending his PhD with a Summa cum laude. We wish Martin all the very best for the next step in his career, where he will hopefully go to Edinburgh to work on Soay sheep.
A big thanks to Greg Charrier, who travelled all the way from Brest to give a very nice talk in the Behaviour and Evolution seminar series. We had a great time eating yummy German food and discussing life, the universe, and marine population genetics!
A big welcome to Louise Heitzmann, who is joining the lab for an internship before she returns to Montpelier next spring for her PhD.