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University of Tübingen
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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 office.michiels@biologie.uni-tuebingen.de 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 (nico.michiels@uni-tuebingen.de).

Published on academics.com on date 25 April 2018
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