Job announcement
University of Koblenz-Landau, Institute for Integrated Natural Sciences

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Animal Ecology

Application deadline: 31.01.2018

The Department of Zoology, Institute for Integrated Natural Sciences, at the University of Koblenz-Landau invites applications for a

Postdoctoral Research Assistant.

Starting date: April 1st 2018.

Duration: 3 years (with the possibility of extension for another 3 years).

Salary: German salary scale (TV-L 13, 100%).

Teaching obligation (in German or English): 4 hours per week.

We are seeking a highly motivated and productive candidate who is interested in and capable of developing his/her own independent research profile. We will consider a wide spectrum of candidates working in the fields of animal ecology or animal biodiversity research. Applicants working on hot topics in biodiversity research with state-of-the-art approaches are particularly encouraged to apply. Areas of interest include for example: Organismal responses to environmental change (e.g. climate or land-use change); conservation biology; dispersal / movement ecology; adaptation to environmental stress; thermal adaptation; population and landscape genetics.

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in animal ecology / biodiversity research and will have a strong publication record and background in ecology. He/she will have broad experience in experimental design and according statistical analyses. Excellent English communication skills are essential. Prior postdoc experience and experience in acquiring third-party funding will be advantageous.

Our department works mainly in the field of evolutionary ecology, focusing on life-history evolution, stress adaptation, and reproductive biology. For further information please visit

The University of Koblenz-Landau is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications should include (1) a cover letter with short statements of motivation and research interests, (2) scientific CV with degree certificates, (3) list of publications, (4) list of externally acquired funds (if any), (5) a short statement of future research plans, and (6) contact details of two academic referees. Applications should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file to before February 1st, 2018. Please mention the call number (198/2017) in your application and in the header of your email.

For any enquiries please contact Klaus Fischer via e-mail.

Prof. Dr. Klaus Fischer


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