Closed VDS CoBeNe uni:docs PhD calls

uni:docs PhD call 2022

With this topically open call, we look for highly motivated candidates with innovative ideas. Applications shall include a proposal of a research project relevant to any research areas in Behavioral and Cognitive Biology.

The group leaders aim to understand cognition and behavior in human and non-human animals from a broad comparative perspective, focusing on proximate (mechanistic and developmental) and ultimate (phylogenetic and adaptive) research questions, which are investigated in the field, in urban environments, and in our laboratories.

Within VDS CoBeNe, our program stands out for its evolutionary approach with the focus on whole organisms interacting with their environment. We integrate various conceptual and methodological approaches from biology (e.g. physiology, ecology, and neuroscience), communication research (e.g. bioacoustics, linguistics, and musicology) and psychology (e.g. comparative and developmental psychology).

With this topically open call, we look for highly motivated candidates with innovative ideas. For more information see the flyer.

uni:docs PhD call 2020

 

The VDS CoBeNe offers 7 University Assistant (prae doc) positions for 3 years within the four main research areas of Psychological Science, Behavioral & Cognitive Biology, Neuroscience, and the Cognitive Humanities at the University of Vienna. The uniting theme is the interdisciplinary interest in human and non-human behavior, understanding its underlying cognitive, emotional, social, cultural, physiological, and neurobiological bases, studying how the brain maintains or changes functionality over time, and probing its evolutionary origins and development.

The VDS CoBeNe doctoral fellows will perform cutting-edge research in any of the four research areas with options to bridge fields and use an interdisciplinary approach. Our PhD program is tailored to individual career tracks and includes continuous mentoring schemes, multiple opportunities for national and international scientific networking, and transferable skills training for enhancing careers inside and outside academia.

With this topically open call, we look for highly motivated candidates with innovative ideas. For more information see the flyer.

 

 

Cognition and Communication PhD call 2020

 

The FWF funded doctoral program in Cognition and Communication III offers 7 three year PhD positions at the University of Vienna and 3 three year PhD positions at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna in both cases with the potential prolongation of another 12 months. The goal is to train graduate students to conduct interdisciplinary research into cognition and communication from a biological viewpoint, with a focus on how animals including humans solve real- world problems, such as communicating and interacting with conspecifics in daily social life.

The trainees will learn to study animal and human behavior in a variety of cognitive and ethological frameworks in both the laboratory and in the field and could work with a diversity of species including reptiles (crocodilians), birds (e.g., pigeons, corvids, parrots, Darwin’s finches), elephants, pigs, canids (wolves and dogs), humans (including brain imaging), and nonhuman primates (marmosets).

Supervision is in the hands of 10 internationally respected scientists, Tecumseh Fitch (speaker), Ludwig Huber (co-speaker), Thomas Bugnyar, Leonida Fusani, Stefanie Höhl, Sonia Kleindorfer, Claus Lamm, Friederike Range, Angela Stoeger, and Sabine Tebbich. For more information see our flyer.