The research group of Prof. Thomas Bugnyar at the Department of Cognitive Biology has funding available for a three year PhD position in Animal Behaviour. The PhD candidate will be part of a new FWF-program on Social Dynamics and Social Knowledge in wild ravens and should develop his/her own project within this framework. Tests of social knowledge shall include playback designs, thus expertise in bioacoustics and interest in animal communication are essential.
• Above average masters degree in either zoology, psychology, neuroscience, engineering, or computer science
• Proficient knowledge of English
• Excellent academic standing
• Research experience in analysis of animal behaviour and communication
• Strong computational and bio-acoustical skills
• Genuine interest in studying behaviour under field-like conditions
Further desirable qualifications
• Publications in international, peer-reviewed journals
• Previous experience in studying animal communication
• Previous experience in playback studies, video analysis, cognitive experiments
• Previous experience in working in a research team
• Ability to work in a team is essential
The University of Vienna promotes the employment of woman in fields of work in which they are underrepresented and therefore encourages qualified women to apply to this opening. Disabled people will be preferentially treated if qualified.