Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology
The Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology is a biological research institute for the study of animal behavior. Ethology (or Behavioral Biology) is an integrative field that addresses questions about how and why animals do what they do. Since spring 2015 it is also the headquaters of the Österreichischen Vogelwarte/Austrian Ornithological Centre (AOC).
We are looking for a PhD Candidate for research at the Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology on the topic of ultrasonic vocalizations and social recognition in wild house mice. This project is a collaborative effort between our laboratory (Sarah Zala & Dustin Penn) and Peter Balazs at the Acoustics Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences.
Application deadline: 15 February 2023. Desired starting date 1 April 2023
Testing the Membrane Pacemaker Hypothesis according to early-life conditions in a small heterotherm (with Priv.Doz.Dr. Sylvain Giroud and Dr. Alba Hykollari)
Duration 6-8 months, start flexible, latest January 2023
Effect of age on telomere length and between-tissues comparison in the garden dormouse (Eliomys quercinus) (with Priv. Doz. Dr. Sylvain Giroud and Dr. Steve Smith)
Duration about 6 months, start flexible, latest January 2023
The Domestication lab is currently looking for students and volunteers for an internship in their research project about free-living dogs in Morocco.