Doctoral project: Follow the leader—propagation and resolution of incomplete social cues in insectsUniversity of Konstanz • Neurobiologie / CASCB • Konstanz

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January 13, 2023
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Time Span 01 Mar 2023 for 3 years Application Deadline 13 Jan 2023 Financing yes Type of Position

  • PhD - Doctoral Programme
  • Field of Research

  • Mathematics / Natural Sciences
  • Subjects Neurobiology Description Can insects trust the information they receive from conspecifics? Social cues often contain incomplete information, with strong components of uncertainty and ambiguity. Using the insect polarization compass as our model system, we are investigating the transformation of directional information between physical, biological and social states, and how it may be recovered at each stage. We are currently looking for an interested Doctoral candidate who would be available to join our team within the coming year. The research program will allow the student to work at the forefront of methods for animal tracking, polarization imaging and modelling of social groups.

    Funding: 3 years 65% TVL13 (CASCB) Requirements: • MSc in Biology, Neuroscience or a related field. • Proficiency in a programming language (R, Matlab, Python), or willingness to learn one. • Must be comfortable handling insects. • Experience in behavioural experiments or computational modelling would be preferable

    Applications: Please apply via the IMPRS-QBEE graduate school: https: // imprs- qbee.mpg.de/57194/How-to-apply#howtoapply

    Applications should include a letter of motivation, CV, and the contact details for two references. For further information contact: james.foster@uni- konstanz.de

    Start date: TBA open until 13.01.2023 or until the position is filled

    The University of Konstanz and the Max Planck Society are equal opportunity employers that are committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability. They seek to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourage women to apply (Equal opportunity). Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. https: // www. uni-konstanz.de/en/equalopportunities/ They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact +49 7531 88 4016).

    Working Language

  • English
  • Language of Dissertation

  • English
  • Required Documents

  • CV
  • Letter of Motivation
  • More Information https: // imprs-qbee.mpg.de/54790/PhD-Position-Follow- the-leaderpropagation-and-resolution-of-incomplete-social-cues-in-insects

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