The SFB 1372 “Magnetoreception and Navigation in Vertebrates” at the University of Oldenburg invites applications for a Research Group Fellowship for Postdoctoral Scientists (m/f/d) to conduct independent research in the field of Magnetoreception and/or Navigation in Animals. The position will be filled as soon as possible and is limited to 36 months.

  • Applicant must be highly motivated young scientists with an outstanding scientific track record and substantial international research experience in fields related to the aims of SFB 1372.
  • These may include but are not restricted to quantum chemistry, biophysics, structural biology, neuroanatomy, behavioural neuroscience, animal behavior, movement ecology, migration genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, electrophysiology, viral techniques, and optogenetics
  • Applicant must hold academic university degree, a very good doctoral thesis in a discipline related to SFB 1372, recognizable potential for peer reviewed publications in leading international journals, a visionary research program, and initial experience in acquisition of research grants and teaching.


Candidates should submit their application to Universität Oldenburg, Fakultät V, Abt. Neurosensorik/Animal Navigation, Prof. Dr. Henrik Mouritsen, 26111 Oldenburg, Germany or electronically as a single PDF file to including the following:

  • Motivated letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Description of research experience
  • Research concept for the next three years detailing how the candidate would integrate her/his work into SFB 1372 and why this concept could be developed into a successful Emmy Noether, Freigeist, or ERC grant application (in total at maximum 4-5 pages)
  • Publication list
  • Third party funding list
  • Contact addresses of three academic referees
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Oldenburg
Country Germany
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas

Quantum Chemistry, Biophysics, Structural Biology, Neuroanatomy, Behavioural Neuroscience, Animal Behavior, Movement Ecology, Migration Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Electrophysiology, Viral Techniques, Optogenetics

Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 15th October 2021

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