domingo, 25 de septiembre de 2011

PhD student, Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön, Germany

We are a seeking a motivated PhD student to join our research team
working on the interaction of evolution and ecology at the Max Planck
Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön, Germany.
Evolution in action has recently been recognized as an important
player for many ecological interactions. It is now well recognized
that evolutionary change can affect the interaction between species
within in a few generations and that ecological interactions may
influence the outcome of evolution in return. This project uses fast
growing aquatic organisms (algae, viruses, rotifers) that allow
tracking of evolutionary change and ecological dynamics in combination
with subsequent analysis through mathematical modeling. For details of
the study system refer to Becks et al. 2010 Ecology Letters, Becks &
Agrawal 2010 Nature, Ellner & Becks 2011 Theoretical Ecology.
We are looking for a highly motivated ecologist or evolutionary
biologist to join our newly formed group ?Community dynamics? at the
Max Planck institute for Evolutionary Biology. The ideal candidate is
fascinated by evolutionary and ecological questions, independent and
creative. She/he has a background in evolutionary biology, population
or community ecology and has worked with aquatic systems before. A MSc
(or equivalent) in Biology is required. For more information on the
project contact Lutz Becks (
The position is funded for three years, starting as soon as January
2012. Please apply by sending your CV, including the email addresses
of two referees, and a letter of motivation to Lutz Becks
( Review of applications will continue until
the position is filled.
The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer.