PhD student Position in Molecular Ecology and Evolution

Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Halle (Saale)

PhD student Position in Molecular Ecology and Evolution

We offer a fixed-term position in the Molecular Ecology research group at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany).

Duration:                  3 years (start: expected November 2015)

Salary:                       50% E13 TV-L

We are seeking a person with a Master of Science or Diploma in Biology.

The successful candidate will be familiar with molecular biological methods (incl. gene expression analyses or Transcriptomics) and the biology of social insects. Practical and theoretical knowledge in the field of microbiology, immunology, statistics or experience in working with honeybees is desirable, but not mandatory.

Excellent command of the English language in both writing and speaking is essential.

The successful candidate will participate in the DFG project ‘Self-medication and innate immunity in the honeybee Apis mellifera’ and in teaching activities in ecology and population genetics at the BSc/ MSc. The group has excellent laboratory facilities with all state-of-the-art equipment including a next generation sequencing platform.

The research focus of the group is on evolutionary biology of social bees with the honeybee being used as the model system for many studies. A detailed research profile can be found at , and more project related details at

More detailed information can be obtained by Dr. Silvio Erler, Tel: 0049-(0)-345-55-26305, E-Mail:

Please submit your application before Sep 15. 2015 referring to Reg.-No. 5-6495/15-D together with your CV, certificates, name of at least one referee (all as single PDF file) by e-mail to: or in hard copy to:

Dr. Silvio Erler, Molekulare Ökologie, Institut für Biologie/Zoologie, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Hoher Weg 4, 06120 Halle (Saale), Germany

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