Job Advertisement P 148/2023

The University of Rostock offers a diverse, varied and demanding job in a tradition-conscious, yet innovative, modern and family-friendly university in a lively city by the sea.

At the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institute of Biology, working group Animal Physiology, subject to allocation of funds, we are filling the following position at the earliest possible date on a temporary basis for the duration of the DFG-project of 3 years:

Research Assistant (m/f/d)
EG 13 TV-L, part-time employment, 26 hours/week, limited, qualification position

Current research emphasises the importance of ambient temperatures on movement, its control and dynamics in terrestrial arthropods. The central goal of the Project is to determine how parameters like body size, developmental stage, sex and the number of propulsive legs, i.e. the structure of the locomotor apparatus, affects locomotion and body dynamics under different temperature regimes. For a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanisms, it is further planned to determine contraction properties of major muscles involved in the leg’s movements. Both should be considered together with the ecological conditions under which the respective species typically live.

Tasks and Responsibilities


Our offer

University of Rostock as an employer

Equal opportunities are important to us. We welcome applications from suitable severely disabled persons or persons of equal status. We aim to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore encourage relevantly qualified women to apply. We welcome applications from people of other nationalities or with a migration background.

Formal notes

The temporal limitation of the employment relationship is based on § 2 (1) WissZeitVG.

If desired, the staff council can be consulted during the selection process. Please enclose an informal request for this with your application documents.

We look forward to receiving your online application with complete, informative documents (cover letter, resume, diploma with indication of final grade) by 30.09.2023 at the latest. Only applications received via our application portal and containing all requested documents will be considered.

Unfortunately, application and travel costs cannot be covered by the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

For further information please contact:

Institute of Biology Mr. Dr. Tom Weihmann, Tel. 0381 / 498-6303
HR department Mrs. Petra Westphal, Tel. 0381 / 498-1275
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