PhD Fully Funded Position in Entomology in Germany 2024 is open now. Mayflies, an ancient group of insects, hold key insights into the evolution of winged insects. Despite their importance in understanding insect evolution, little is known about how mayflies mate, which could reveal how internal fertilization through direct sperm transfer evolved in insects.
Preliminary studies hint at a surprising variety in how mayflies mate, offering new insights that could help reevaluate how these families are related. This research aims to explore the reproductive system in mayflies, uncover its basic structure, and use these details to understand their evolutionary connections.
The person taking on this PhD position will compare how mayflies mate across different families using various techniques like electron microscopy and imaging to understand how their mating works in the air.
This study also hopes to build a framework that might clarify how these families are related, and test if our earlier classifications were accurate. By comparing the family tree and physical features, we aim to reconstruct how mayflies originally mated.
Additionally, this project expects the candidate to become an expert in these insects. Understanding the evolution of mayflies and comparing them with other ancient flying insects is another aim.
The researcher will be part of the Entomology Department at the State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart (SMNS) and will enroll in a doctoral program at the University of Hohenheim. Dr. Arnold H. will supervise the project.
The SMNS is a significant natural history museum in Germany, studying biodiversity, evolution, and taxonomy. It collaborates closely with the University of Hohenheim for research and teaching. As a research museum, the SMNS aims to deepen our understanding of complex biological connections and actively engages in sharing scientific knowledge. The goal is to become part of the Leibniz Association.
PhD Fully Funded Position in Entomology in Germany 2024
Program: PhD Position
Host Region: Germany
Project: Functional Morphology and Evolution of the Mating System in Mayflies
Benefits of PhD Fully Funded Position in Entomology in Germany 2024
- Salary according to German civil service scale E13 TV-L, 50% for a three-year term
- Academic career opportunity in a globally recognized research museum
- Opportunity to attend national and international conferences
- Access to advanced research facilities including laboratories and high-tech equipment
- Attractive workplace in the heart of Stuttgart
- Engaging research in an international, multidisciplinary setting with diverse experts
- Comprehensive academic and personal guidance and support
Eligibility Criteria for PhD Fully Funded Position in Entomology in Germany 2024
- Chance to participate in global conferences, both national and international
- Globally renowned research museum offering academic career prospects
- Full academic and personal mentorship and support provided
- Access to cutting-edge research facilities, advanced labs, and high-tech tools
- Compensation aligned with German civil service scale E13 TV-L, 50% for a three-year duration.
- Engaging in interdisciplinary international research alongside diverse experts
- Prime location in Stuttgart, offering an appealing workplace
Required Documents for PhD Fully Funded Position in Entomology in Germany 2024
- Cover Letter
How to Apply for PhD Fully Funded Position in Entomology in Germany 2024
- Submit your application online, comprising a cover letter, CV, and certificates in a single file (maximum 10 MB) to the provided email address.
- Job interviews are scheduled for January 26, 2024.
- For additional details, reach out to Dr. Arnold H. Staniczek using the provided contact number.
- SMNS is an equal opportunity employer that prioritizes diversity, tolerance, and excellence.
- Preference will be given to equally qualified applicants with severe disabilities.
- Find information on data protection laws for applicants on our homepage under “Jobs”.
Last date to apply for PhD Fully Funded Position in Entomology in Germany is 7th January, 2024.
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Contact Information of Dr. Arnold H. Staniczek for Further Information
0049-(0) 711 8936 239