PhD position in Theoretical Biology (Marie Curie Research Fellow) 219 views

The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology invites applications for a PhD position in Theoretical Biology (Marie Curie Research Fellow). The scope of the work includes ecological, organismic, molecular, and theoretical approaches. Applications are invited for a 36-month, Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network (ETN) ‘EvoGamesPlus’ (EC GA: 955708).

About the project:
  • The MPI based ESR will work on the project “Eco-evolutionary dynamics of complex multiplayer games” supervised by Dr. Chaitanya S. Gokhale.
  • The candidate will be a part of the Research Group for Theoretical Models of Eco-evolutionary Dynamics, within the Department of Evolutionary Theory at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology.
  • The project will focus on complex multiplayer evolutionary games. Evolutionary game theory has been extensively developed in both well-mixed and structured populations.
  • Candidates with a background in mathematics, dynamical systems and computational studies are desired.
  • A strong interest in learning about sociobiological processes is necessary. Knowledge about evolutionary games and learning algorithms is a bonus.
  • The expected start date is no later than August 2021 and will last for three years from the exact start date.


  • Candidate should be within 4 years after acquiring your MSc degree (or equivalent degree which allows you to undertake a doctoral study in Germany).
  • Candidate should not have lived in the country where the project takes place for more than one year during the past 3 years


Application to be sent as single PDF document to including:

  • CV,
  • Motivation letter (why is this project appealing to you? Which existing skills will you use? Which new skills will you learn?)
  • Contact details of two referees
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
Country Germany
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Mathematics, Biological Science
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 15th May 2021

Company Information
  • Total Jobs 377 Jobs
  • Address Germany
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