Job Advertisement P 18/2023

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.

Within the DFG-funded project “Learning from Nature: Epistemological and Ontological Foundations of Biomimetics”, affiliated with the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Rostock (Prof. Dr. Ludger Jansen), we are looking for a researcher for the following role:

Postdoctoral Reserarcher (m/f/d)
EG 13 TV-L, full-time, 40 hours/week, temporary project position

Tasks and Responsibilities

It is intended to fill the role at the earliest possible date. The position is initially limited until 29.02.2024 with the possibility of extension till end of the project (overall for up to 30 month).

The researcher is expected to contribute to a corpus of research examples to be analysed in the project to analyse the reasoning patttems in these project an to review their omtological commitments. Based on this, the foundational categories of biomimetics (like functions, working principles, and constructions) are to be analysed using First-Order Logic and the Web Ontology Language. Further details at


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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

In principle, the position is also suitable for part-time employment. If corresponding applications are received, it will be examined whether the part-time wishes can be met within the scope of the offical possibilities.

The fixed term of the employment relationship  is based on § 14 (1) TzBfG for the replacement of Professor Jansen due to his call as Cusanus professor at the PTH Brixen.

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

We look forward to receiving your online application with complete, informative documents (cover letter, CV, diploma with indication of final grade, writing sample and name of references) by 15.02.2023 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:

Insitute of Philosophy Mr. Prof. Dr. Ludger Jansen,
Persondell service Mrs. Beatrice Gutzmer., Tel. 0381 / 498-1277
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