domingo, julio 08, 2007

Beca para hacer tesis en biomecánica de saurópodos

Se acaba de ofertar una plaza ara hacer la tesis en biomecánica de saurópodos en la Universidad de Bonn (Alemania). Para los interesados os adjuntamos la información.

PhD Position in Materials Science and Vertebrate Paleontology, Max Planck Insitute for Iron Research Dusseldorf, and Institute of Paleontology, University of Bonn, Germany, is available beginning April 1st, 2007, for research on growth and life history of sauropod dinosaurs as deduced from bone histology. The position is for a maximum of three years and is part of the recently approved 2nd funding period of the DFG Research Unit "Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs: the Evolution of Gigantism" ( This Research Unit consists of 13 individual projects based at several German and a Swiss universities and offers great opportunities for interaction with collegues from fields as disparate as animal nutrition, physiology, and materials science, with a paleontological research program at the center. The salary is based on the German Tv-L 13 category which pays about EU 16,900 p.a.

The topic of the project is the The hierarchical structure of sauropodomorph bones as a key to exceptional body size: insights from materials science. The data base are histological samples of sauropod long and girdle bones, many of which are already available. Applications should include CV, copies of diplomas and/or college course transcripts, names, mail and e-mail addresses of all recent advisers, list of publications, and a short (one paragraph) statement of research/career interests.

All applications are to be sent by mail or e-mail to:
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Martin Sander ( ) or
Prof. Dr. Anke R. Pyzalla (

Closing Date: August 10, 2007

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