PhD on Experimental Host-Parasite Coevolution

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The results of this project are expected to have an impact on four biological research themes that are of particular current interest: the animal innate immune system, bacterial virulence, life-history trade-offs, and the generation of biological diversity.

The project is supervised by Dr. Hinrich Schulenburg and funded by the German Science Foundation (SCHU 1415/5-1; position according to 13 TV-L/2).

It is based in the Department of Animal Evolutionary Ecology at the University of Tübingen, Germany.

The department is active in various fields of evolutionary ecology and it provides an international and interactive atmosphere.

Requirements for the position:

High motivation, excellent background in evolutionary ecology (especially host-parasite evolution) and statistics, knowledge of basic molecular techniques (PCR, fragment analysis), handling of complex experimental set-up, teamwork, ideally some experience with C. elegans or bacteria, fluency in English.

Please send applications with CV, brief statement of research interests, and two references, as a pdf-file by email to

Deadline for applications: 1st June.

Start of position: September 2007.

Women are especially encouraged to apply.

Severely handicapped people will be preferentially considered in case of equivalent qualifications.

Dr. Hinrich Schulenburg
Department of Animal Evolutionary Ecology
Zoological Institute
University of Tuebingen
Auf der Morgenstelle 28
72076 Tuebingen
Tel: +49-7071-2975342
Fax: +49-7071-295634
Email: hinrich.schulenburg [at]

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