Open Positions

3-year PhD student in Veterinary Medicine / Biology / Palaeontology

 

The Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife of the Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich offers a fulltime position (starting in October 2016 or as agreed) 3-year PhD student in Veterinary Medicine / Biology / Palaeontology on the mechanistic causes and consequences of tooth wear.

For the position, a completed veterinary /or biology /or palaeontology education is required. The successful candidate will perform a long-term feeding experiment in sheep, which will not only include participation in animal husbandry but also visual imaging and dental casts, techniques in nutritional and dental wear analyses, statistical evaluations as well as the use of literature and publication activity in the English language, as part of a team investigating tooth wear.

Salaries are according to standards of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Own motorised transport is an advantage.

For questions please contact Marcus Clauss at mclauss@vetclinics.uzh.ch. See examples of our work on tooth wear at doi 10.1002/jez.1864, doi 10.1111/jpn.12226, doi 10.1098/rsif.2016.0399.

Written applications (by regular mail or sent as a single pdf via email attachment) including a CV, copies of all relevant diplomas, credentials, certificates and publications, the name and contact details of three references, and a brief statement about career goals should be sent, before September 15, to

Eveline Huber
Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife
Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich
Winterthurerstr. 260, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland

ehuber@vetclinics.uzh.ch