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The Institute of Biology and environmental Sciences (IBU) at the Carl von Ossietzky University invites applications for a

PhD position (m/f/d)
(65%, E13 TV-L).

We are offering a 3 year - PhD position in sensory ecology. The project will be conducted within the framework of the DFG-funded Research Training Grant "Molecular Basis of Sensory Systems".

We are looking for a candidate holding a very good academic university degree (Master or equivalent) in sensory biology, sensory genetics, sensory behavioral ecology or a closely related subject.

In our working group, we are interested in fish specific, sensory traits that contribute to orientation behavior and dispersal; for example: what are the neuronal mechanisms of fish visual, magnetic or olfactory orientation? Therefore, the candidate should build up his project in these fields; in addition; the project requires also an interest in ecological processes and fish biology.

More information on this position can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gerlach gabfaqriele.g8mwr/ereimlach@unchi-oldenburg.deai0).

Salary and conditions: The position will be starting 1st of October 2019 for a duration of three years. Salary will be according to TVL E13 (65%).

The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increase the percentage of female employees in the field of science. Therefore, female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance to § 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.

Applications including the usual documents (CV, letter of motivation, certificates), should be sent as a single pdf file no later than 31.07.2019 to Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gerlach (, Carl von Ossietzky University, Fakulty V, IBU, 26111 Oldenburg.


Christinahqoj Oswald ( (Stand: 23.07.2019)