Gerlach, Gabriele, Prof. Dr.


Tel.: +49 (0)441 798-3986

Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Fakultät V, Institut für Biologie und Umweltwissenschaften
AG Biodiversität und Evolution der Tiere
Carl von Ossietzky Str. 9-11

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The Institute of Biology and Environmental Sciences (IBU) at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg seeks applications for a

Postdoc position in Animal Evolutionary Ecology (m/f/x, salary scale A13 NBesG)

commencing on 1 April 2022.

Apply for a 2 x 3-year postdoctoral position to work in the Animal Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology Group headed by Gabriele Gerlach. The position is first limited to 3 years. After a positive evaluation, there is the possibility of an extension for another three years.

The research group studies mechanisms of orientation, the effects of migration on population structure and physiological adaptations to different habitats.

We are looking for a dynamic, creative and collaborative postdoctoral researcher to join an interdisciplinary team working at the interface of behavioral ecology and evolutionary biology.

Applicants should hold a PhD in Evolutionary Ecology and have a solid background in genomics or transcriptomics and bioinformatics analyses. Applications showing research interests in the genomic basis of behavioral, sensory or related processes in animals, preferably in aquatic environments, are welcome. Experience with field work is advantageous. Applicant must be able to work both independently and as part of a team, e.g., SFB 1372 "Navigation in vertebrates".

Teaching contributions to undergraduate modules in the Bachelor’s” as well as the Master’s programmes “Biology“ are expected.  

The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increasing the percentage of female employees in the field of science. Therefore, female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance with Lower Saxony regulations (§ 21 Section 3 NHG) female candidates with equal qualifications will be preferentially considered. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualification. The position is suitable for part-time employment.

Please send your application (in English) as a single PDF file including the usual documentation (cover letter, CV, publication list, list of acquired third-party funding, a description of your previous scientific achievements and a scientific concept for the future, a list of your teaching experience as well as copies of relevant certificates) by 20.1.2022 addressed to Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gerlach at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg ().

Information about the Gerlach group https://uol.de/biodiv-evo-tiere


(Stand: 06.01.2022)