Postdoc position in animal physiology 2011 at BioFuture Research group Univ

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Postdoc position in animal physiology 2011 at BioFuture Research group Univ

The BioFuture Research group at the Institute of Neurobiology, University of Ulm, offers a Post-doctoral Position for 2 years in a DFG-funded project starting on February 2011 or as soon as possible thereafter.

We seek a highly motivated Post-Doc who will work on the mechanisms of flight control in the fruit fly Drosophila on a behavioral and robotic level. The project focuses on role of body motion for the control of flight forces in freely maneuvering animals. Goal is to understand the changes in flow pattern around flapping wings using high-speed digital particle image velocimetry and the underlying control strategies for stability using robotic wings and behavioral approaches.
We offer a stimulating scientific environment in an interdisciplinary research group whose members work on a variety of topics covering vision-controlled behaviors, muscle physiology and the fluid dynamics of flight in fruit flies and other insects. Ulm is a pleasant medium-sized university town located in the South of Germany with a lively cultural scene.
We heartily invite applicants from all scientific fields who have a background in animal physiology, engineering, physics or related fields. Applicants should have a PhD degree. Good quantitative, analytical, and English skills are also essential.
The position is available from February 2011. All applications will be considered until January 31st 2011. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, two publications and a brief statement of research interests along with names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of two referees to:
PD Dr. Fritz-Olaf Lehmann,
University of Ulm, Institute of Neurobiology,
Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany,
Please indicate on the envelope the index number 67.
Job-sharing is always possible for full-time positions.
Physically disabled applicants receive favourable consideration when equally qualified.
The appointment is made by the central university administration
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