Jan 07, 2019

Four PhD and Postdoctoral Positions in Psychology and Collective Behaviour

  • The University of Konstanz
  • Konstanz, Germany
Postdoc Animal Behavior Behavioral Game/Decision Theory Neuroscience Social

Job Description

The Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour is recruiting up to 25 PhD and Post-doc positions in collective behaviour, with four of these being in psychology projects. Candidates should be interested in interdisciplinary behavioural research that crosses boundaries of scale and species. To apply, visit: https://www.exc.uni-konstanz.de/collective-behaviour/open-positions/

Psychology positions are open in the following projects.

  • Short and long-term spread and modulation of individual physiological stress states in the collective.

  • The dynamics of social transmission in structured contexts.

  • Individual and collective appetite – how is eating shaped by social influence?

  • From the coordination of individual brains to effective collective decision-making.

The Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour will create a global hotspot for the integrated study of collective behaviour across a wide range of species and scales of organisation. With English as the working language, it will be a global hub for scientists seeking to create a synergistic, interdisciplinary environment for the study of collective behavior. Establishing collective behaviour as an integrative field, the Centre will bring together international researchers from biology, computer science, social psychology, physics, and behavioural economics to work closely on addressing common questions across species boundaries. 

The Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour will be located at the University of Konstanz, an elite University of Excellence and ranked #1 young university in Germany. The Konstanz research portfolio includes “Collective Behaviour and Ecology" as one of five research foci. The university is committed to Open Science and all members of our Centre must be committed to ethical, transparent and open science. Konstanz has an active and successful dual-career partner placement program and a strong commitment to work-life balance and family-friendly programs for faculty and staff. The campus hosts an exceptional childcare facility with support for childcare during emergencies, conferences, or travel. Konstanz is a vibrant small city located on the border between Germany and Switzerland, on the shores of the Bodensee (Lake Constance). It is easy to get out into the beautiful German and Swiss countryside and the Alps, as well as to neighboring Zurich and Munich.


The University of Konstanz


Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour

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