Join us!

Interested in taking part in our research? We are happy to work with post docs who want to develop their own independent research projects in collaboration with our team. Potential collaborators should apply for their own salary funding via one of many available fellowship schemes. Because we are an international and interdisciplinary team, there are opportunities to work with us across a range of countries, research topics, and study systems. For more information, please read our FAQ below.

Ariana Strandburg-Peshkin
University of Konstanz
Konstanz, Germany
Marta Manser
University of Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
Ben Hirsch
James Cook University
Townsville, Australia
Kay Holekamp
Michigan State University
East Lansing, USA
Marie Roch
San Diego State University
San Diego, USA

FAQ

Who can I apply to work with?

If you are interested in applying for a fellowship to collaborate with us, you should first find a suitable host from amongst our five Principal Investigators. Below you can find brief information about each of us and links to our respective websites, where you can find additional information. If in doubt, feel free to contact any of us and we'll be happy to discuss with you about who and where may be the best fit.

Ariana Strandburg-Peshkin

Location: Konstanz, Baden-Wurtemberg, Germany

Department: Biology

Main focus: Collective Behavior

Field system: Collaborates across systems

Contact: arianasp-at-gmail.com

Marta Manser

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Department: Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies

Main focus: Animal communication

Field system: Meerkats

Contact: marta.manser-at-ieu.uzh.ch

Kay Holekamp

Location: East Lansing, Michigan, USA

Department: Biology

Main focus: Sociobiology

Field system: Spotted hyenas

Contact: holekamp-at-msu.edu

Ben Hirsch

Location: Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Department: Biology

Main focus: Movement Ecology

Field system: White-nosed coatis

Contact: coatiben-at-gmail.com

Marie Roch

Location: San Diego, California, USA

Department: Computer Science

Main focus: Bioacoustics

Field system: Collaborates across systems

Contact: mroch-at-sdsu.edu

What financial means are available?

The fellowships you can apply for vary based on country and topic, so get in touch and we can point you in the right direction. We will have a few funded positions which will be advertised separately, however we are also looking for collaborators who can bring their own salary funding via fellowships.

What can your team provide?

We can provide some research funding, access to field systems, unprecedented datasets, and a fun and collaborative research environment!

What if I am a Masters or PhD student?

We are happy to hear from you as well! While fellowships at PhD and MSc levels are less common, there are some possibilities depending on country. 

I'm interested! What should I do?

We'd love to hear from you so that we can discuss possibilities. Please contact the team member you feel is most aligned with your interests (contact information is above). In your email, include your CV and a brief explanation of your specific research interests and why you are interested in collaborating with us on this project. 

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