Doctoral Candidates in Animal Behaviour, Ecology, Evolution, Physiology and Neurobiology

Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior

The Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior together with the Department of Biology from
the University of Konstanz, in southern Germany, announce the launch of the International
Max Planck Research School for Quantitative Behavior, Ecology and Evolution from lab to
field (IMPRS-QBEE).

The IMPRS-QBEE is a structured graduate program for outstanding doctoral candidates
from around the world whose research interests lie within the fields of animal behaviour,
ecology, evolution, physiology and neurobiology and are seeking a starting platform with a
stimulating and competitive environment to give their careers a boost.

The IMPRS-QBEE announces a call for applications for admission in 2022. We seek to
prepare young motivated researchers with the minimum entry requirement of either
a Master's or an equivalent degree level, and in exceptional cases, graduates with a 4-year
Bachelor's degree (BSc with honours during which you must have completed a research
project and a written thesis work) in a related subject, would be considered. It is not
necessary to hold the degree at the time of application, however accepted applicants need
to have the degree award before starting their doctorate. Latest starting date is October 1st,

The quality of the degrees (i.e. eligibility) will be checked by University of Konstanz on a
case-by-case basis. Those who do not fulfil the minimum entry requirements, will have to
complete further course work during their doctoral studies. Candidates need to be fluent in
written and spoken English and - unless native speakers - have to document their
proficiency in English (e.g. TOEFL). German is not required, but students from abroad will be
offered opportunities to take German courses.

How to apply?

Please access our exciting new doctoral projects through our current website. The link to
our application tool will be published in due time.

The deadline for applications is mid-January 2022.
We are looking forward to receiving your application!

The University of Konstanz and the Max Planck Society are equal opportunity employers
that are committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants
without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, or disability. They seek to increase the number of women in those areas
where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourage women to
apply (Equal opportunity). Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply.
They will be given preference if appropriately qualified.