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Postdoctoral Academic Associate in marine visual ecology (f/m)
Published(513 days ago)
University of TübingenTübingen
Faculty of Science
Department of Biology
Institute of Evolution and Ecology
Animal Evolutionary Ecology
E-13 position for a
Postdoctoral Academic Associate
in marine visual ecology
The Animal Evolutionary Ecology unit investigates the potential functions of fluorescence or light
redirection through reflective structures in marine fish. We study the mechanisms and visual
functions of these processes using state-of-the-art spectroradiometry and behavioural experiments
in the lab and in the field, with a focus on prey-predator interactions. We have more
than 150 saltwater tanks in 4 rooms with controlled light conditions for individual performance
assessment in Tübingen, and spend up to two months per year in the field for in
situ experiments, light measurements, and documentation (Mediterranean, Red Sea, Indopacific).
The successful candidate has a PhD in any or several of the following: Visual ecology, physics,
neurobiology, bio-optics, (3D) eye anatomy or neuroanatomy. She/he is expected to develop a highprofile
research program. This position is institution-funded and comes with a teaching obligation for a total of 120 h/year. This includes supervision and co-supervision of students
at the BSc, MSc and PhD level. Teaching is in English. Experience with SCUBA diving in a scientific
context is an asset.
Formal employment procedures will be carried out by the University‘s Central Administration. The
position is fulltime and limited to six years. The pay grade classification E13 refers to the German
federal public service scale (TV-L). Disabled candidates will be given preference over other equally
qualified applicants. The University seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching
and therefore urges qualified women to apply.
Please send a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes (1) a
motivation letter, (2) a full CV and (3) max. three most relevant publications or manuscripts. Include
details on research interests and accomplishments, teaching experience and email addresses of at
least two referees in the motivation letter. Screening will commence on 15 July 2018, and will
continue until suitable candidates have been identified. Earliest appointment is 1 September 2018.
Prof. Dr. N. Michiels, University of Tübingen, Department of Biology, Institute of Evolution and
Ecology, Auf der Morgenstelle 28, 72076 Tübingen, Germany (email@example.com).