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PhD position at University of Groningen, Netherlands

Job Title: Optimization of navigation for intercepting prey during aerial hunting by birds

Location: Netherlands


The Behavioral Ecology and Self-organization Group at the University of Groningen is seeking to recruit a PhD student to strengthen its research team on Self-organization of Social systems. The position is full-time and available immediately. The PhD student will work in Groningen in the BESO group which is embedded in the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies (CEES).

The position is part of the project ‘”Optimization of navigation for intercepting prey during aerial hunting by birds”, funded by a Grant (ALW) from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) to Prof. Charlotte Hemelrijk. Key objective of this project is to understand how the hunting strategy of a raptor has been shaped by evolution.

Scholarship/ Salary

The University of Groningen offers a salary of € 2,042 (salary scale PhD students Dutch Universities) gross per month in the first year, up to a maximum of € 2,612 gross per month in the final year, based on a full-time position.


  1. Previous research experience in theoretical modeling, good command of the English language (oral and written) and possess excellent communication skills.
  2. A background in the computational (life-) sciences, with interest in evolutionary and biological questions, or evolutionary biologists with experience in computational modeling.

How to apply:

Apply by visiting the university website

Reference: UOG

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