Insect Communities

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***Currently, we are looking for three new PhD students and one new post-doc, all in pollination ecology. For details click here.***

Are you interested in our research? Almost continuously, we are looking for new highly motivated members of our team:

Prospective bachelor or master students

We are ready to supervise bachelor or master theses in any of our reseach topics, just check our Projects page. The thesis topics are usually discussed individually based on discussions with individual prospective students, his interests and skills, as well as our running grants. We are supervising various topics in insect ecology, pollination biology, community ecology, restoration ecology and conservation biology. Theses supervised in our group can combine field sampling or already collected data processing, depending on the students’ preferences and the team needs. If interested, write to robert.tropek@gmail.com, ideally with a letter of motivation and CV attached.

Prospective Erasmus interns

We are ready to host motivated interns for practical stays financed by the Erasmus+ program or other sources. The internships would typically include working on various our projects with the aim to try as many methodological approaches as possible. But for already skilled and motivated students we can also find some smaller individual project. A typical internship should be planned for at least two months, longer stay are encoured. If you are coming from the Erasmus+ included countries write to robert.tropek@gmail.com, ideally with a letter of motivation and CV attached. Coincidently, Robert is also a departmental Erasmus coordinator which helps with arranging of formalities even with universities with which we do not have any bilateral agreement yet. Applicants out of the Erasmus+ countries should look for some other financial sources for they stay. 

Prospective PhD students and Post-docs

PhD students and post-docs are generally accepted only for the funded positions, so it depends on our successful grant applications. If there is any position call, it would be announced on top of this page. If you are interested in working in our team and know about some possibilities of external funding, write to robert.tropek@gmail.com, ideally with a motivation letter and CV attached.