Forwarded from Annemarie Surlykke, :
Doctoral Position in Bat Echolocation
at University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
PhD Scholarship Available: Bat echolocation, sound intensity and directionality
The Graduate School on Sense organs, Nerve systems, Behavior, and Communication
(SNAK), University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a PhD
scholarship in research on bat echo-location with focus on intensity and
directionality of echolocation signals. The scholarship is financed by FIST
(Forsknings -og Innovationsstyrelsen, the Danish Agency for Science Technology
and Innovation) and commences by June 2007.
The position involves studying the intensity and directionality of sounds emitted by bats from different families and with different morphology, habitat and feeding behavior. The candidate will mainly be based at Institute of Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, but the stipend includes a one-year research stay in another bat-lab. The project includes laboratory experiments and field work, which is planned to be carried out partly in Denmark and partly in the tropics.
Applicants should be recent graduates in the field of vertebrate behavioral
biology or neuroethology and preferably but not necessarily have experience in
bat biology or animal bioacoustics research. The duration of the PhD contract
is three years. Within the contract period, the candidate is expected to
complete his/her research with publications and a dissertation. Salary will be
in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC
(the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).
Before applying, candidates are strongly encouraged to consult the full project
description at http://www.snak.biology.sdu.dk. For further information please
contact Assoc. Prof. Annemarie Surlykke, Institute of Biology, SDU; e-mail:
The closing date for applications is May 1. 2007. To apply, candidates should
send an e-mail that includes an application, CV (with a brief description of
research interests, previous employment, and publication list), documentation
of academic degrees, reprints of published articles, and names and contact
information for three referees to: You can also send a hard
copy application in three duplicates to: Graduate School SNAK, Institute of
Biology, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark.
Selection of the candidate for the stipend will be made by an evaluation
committee. Subsequently, the successful candidate will have to be enrolled
as a PhD student at the University of Southern Denmark (for procedures see: