Join The Lab!

We warmly welcome applications from students or postdocs who would like to work in our group. If you are interested in any of the research topics described on our website or have your own ideas for related projects, please feel free to contact Joe Hoffman at: joseph.hoffman[at]uni-bielefeld.de.

Opportunties for undergraduates and Masters students

We are always running or planning various projects that you could get involved in as a bachelors or masters student.  Please contact Joe Hoffman for further details.

Opportunties for prospective PhD students

From time to time, we are able to offer fully funded PhD studentships, which are posted on our website and advertised on relevant mailing lists such as EVOLDIR and MARMAM as they become available.   However, interested students may also be eligible to apply for PhD scholarships from a number of different organisations. or an overview of German science funding structures, please see pdf.  There are also a number of funding opportunities available specifically for women pdf.  If you would like to discuss these or other options further, please contact Joe Hoffman.

Postdoc opportunties

From time to time, we are able to offer fully funded postdocs, which are posted on our website and advertised on relevant mailing lists such as EVOLDIR and MARMAM as they become available.   However, we are also actively seeking recent PhD graduates with relevant research backgrounds and strong publication records who are interested in applying for postoctoral fellowships to come to Bielefeld.  There are a number of fellowship schemes in Germany and these usually have much higher success rates than equivalent schemes in other countries.  For an overview of German science funding structures, please see pdf.  There are also a number of funding opportunities available specifically for women pdf.  If you would like to discuss these or other options further, please contact Joe Hoffman.

Previous advertised opportunties

September 2019: PhD studentship on the behavioural ecology of shorebirds in Madagascar pdf

March 2019: Postdoc on the population genetics of Antarctic marine organisms pdf

January 2018: Postdoc on the ecological and evolutionary genomics of fur seals pdf

February 2016: Research position in marine population genomics pdf

September 2015: Postdoc on pinniped population genomics pdf

July 2015: PhD studentship on the natural history of inbreeding in a cooperative mammal pdf

March 2015: PhD studentship in marine population genomics pdf

December 2013: PhD studentship in marine mammal evolutionary genomics pdf

December 2012: PhD studentship on the social behaviour of shorebird populations in Madagascar pdf