lundi 29 mai 2017

PhD Position in Primate Cognition, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland

We offer a PhD Position at the University of Neuchatel.

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Invitation to apply for a fully funded PhD position in the field of primate cognition at the University of Neuchatel and the Basel Zoo, Switzerland

Position description:
We are looking to host an individual PhD student interested in pursuing a research program in the area of primate cognition with focus on communication, behavioural ecomonics and social awareness. The position is offered at the University of Neuchatel, the workplace is at the Basel Zoo and its great-ape facility (Chimpanzees, Gorillas and Orangutans).

Potential candidates have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) by the time of employment in relevant fields: Biology, Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Neurosciences, etc. Previous experience in training primates or other social species, knowledge in scientific programming, verbal and written communication skills in English as well as very basic verbal skills in German are desired. The individual further shows high level of self-motivation, can work independently, but also functions well as a member of a team.

To apply for this position, submit a Curriculum Vitae (including publications if available), a Cover Letter, describing your motivation and research interests in the field described above, two names and addresses of references, which we can contact for further information.

Remuneration (gross salary) for PhD students at the University of Neuchatel is between 47’000 to 50’000 CHF per annum (divided into 13 payments). Social security contributions apply.

Term of appointment:
3 years.

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