PhD Position in Communication at the University of Konstanz in Germany

Deadline: 15 January 2018
Open to: applicants of any nationality
Scholarship: fully funded for 3.5 years


The University of Konstanz is inviting application for its Ph.D. position in communication, social structure and collective movement in animal groups. The position is fully funded for 3.5 years, and open to students of any nationality.

The aim of the position will focus on understanding the interplay between communication and collective movement in wild meerkat groups.

The University of Konstanz is a university in the city of Konstanz in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The University is situated on the shore of Lake Constance just four kilometers from the Swiss border.


  • Eligible Countries: Applicants of any nationality are eligible to apply for the position;
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants should have a master’s degree in ecology, zoology, or a related subject, however applicants with a demonstrated interest in biology who have an academic background in another scientific field such as physics, mathematics, computer science, or engineering are also encouraged to apply.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants must be fluent in English.


The position is fully funded for 3.5 years.

How to apply?

Applicants should apply via the IMPRS application system (due 15 January 2018). Please include a CV, 1-page statement of your research interests, and two recommendation letters.

For more information, please visit the official web page.