University of Konstanz

Collaborative Research Grants in Ecology of Animal Societies

University of Konstanz / Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior

Konstanz, Germany

Collaborative Research Grants in Ecology of Animal Societies

(Full-time, E 13 TV-L)

Project start dates can range from June 2020 to June 2021. The positions are available initially for three years, with a possibility of extension for an additional year.

The University of Konstanz has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative since 2007

The Department for the Ecology of Animal Societies at the University of Konstanz / Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior is seeking applications for our new Collaborative Research Grant Program for postdoctoral researchers. These grants are intended to fund collaborative research projects addressing broad questions related to how animal societies emerge and function.

Your responsibilities

  • Proposed projects should relate to the broad focus of the newly-formed Ecology of Animal Societies Department.
  • All post docs will be expected to participate actively in the development of this new scientific community, and to contribute to a collaborative and friendly research environment.
  • Projects can be field-based, data-driven, and/or theoretical; projects that combine two or more of these approaches are encouraged.

Eligibility

  • Applications must contain a single project to be carried out with a team of 2-3 researchers.
  • All team members must have a PhD, or be expected to receive a PhD in the next 6 months (in any scientific discipline) at the time of application.
  • Ideally, all team members should plan to be based at the University of Konstanz for the duration of the project. Teams with one or more members at other institutions are also welcome to apply, however salary for external team members cannot be covered by the grant.

We Offer

  • Grants support integrated research teams of 2-3 postdocs to tackle broad and important biological questions by drawing on diverse perspectives and skill sets.
  • Grants cover salary for all team members (employment at the University of Konstanz, German salary scale TV-L, level E 13) over 3 years, with a possibility of extension for an additional year, as well as funding to cover research expenses and professional development activities.

Teams should work together to produce one application per team. The application should be emailed as a single PDF document with subject “Collaborative Research Grant Application” to livingingroups@uni-konstanz.de. Further information on required documents for the application as well FAQ can be found at http://mikecostelloe.com/crgp/.

Applications are due on January 15, 2020. On-site interviews for selected teams will take place April 2-3 2020, and final decisions will be made subsequently. Expenses related to the interviews will be covered.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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