Open Positions


The Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour will create a global hotspot for the integrated study of collective behaviour across a wide range of species and scales of organisation. With English as the working language, it will be a global hub for scientists seeking to create a synergistic, interdisciplinary environment for the study of collective behavior. Establishing collective behaviour as an integrative field, the Centre will bring together international researchers from biology, computer science, social psychology, physics, and behavioural economics to work closely on addressing common questions across species boundaries.


The Centre is recruiting PhD and Post-doc positions in collective behaviour. Candidates should be interested in interdisciplinary behavioural research that crosses boundaries of scale and species. Positions are open in the following projects. Detailed information can be found in the linked pages.

Detailed description of projects and positions

The Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour invites researchers at the postdoctoral level to apply for a Zukunftskolleg Fellowship

This fellowship program offers 2-year and 5-year fellowships as well as a diverse support network to promote the independence of early career researchers. The Zukunftskolleg is an Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). Are you interested in pursuing cutting-edge research without administrative constraints and the freedom to engage in meaningful exchange with other up-and-coming colleagues and with distinguished senior researchers? The Zukunftskolleg is a keystone in the University of Konstanz's institutional strategy to promote top-level research.


Umfang von 30 Stunden/Monat zum nächstmöglichen Termin zu besetzen.


  • Mithilfe bei der Organisation und Durchführung von Veranstaltungen des Exzellenzcluster
  • Erstellung von Informationsmaterialien
  • Allgemeine Recherchetätigkeiten und Zuarbeiten
  • Betreuung der Gastwissenschaftler des Zentrums
  • Allgemeine Bürotätigkeit.

Anforderungen / Voraussetzungen:

  • Interesse an einer Tätigkeit im Wissenschaftsmanagement
  • Bereitschaft bei Workshops oder Abendvorträgen gelegentlich ganztägig oder abends zur Verfügung zu stehen
  • Sehr gute Englischkenntnisse
  • Hohe Organisations- und Kommunikationsfähigkeit, eigenständiger Arbeitsstil
  • Kenntnisse in Adobe Creative Suite erforderlich

Die Stelle soll längerfristig besetzt werden. Informationen finden Sie auf unserer Website:

Ihre Bewerbung mit den üblichen Unterlagen senden Sie bitte per Email an Für nähere Auskünfte: Tel. Nr.07531-88-4742

About the University of Konstanz

The Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour will be located at the University of Konstanz, an elite University of Excellence and ranked #1 young university in Germany. The Konstanz research portfolio includes “Collective Behaviour and Ecology" as one of five research foci. The university is committed to Open Science and all members of our Centre must be committed to ethical, transparent and open science. Konstanz offers dual career support and is proud of its dual career friendly environment and strong commitment to work-life balance and family-friendly programs for faculty and staff. The campus hosts an exceptional childcare facility with support for childcare during emergencies, conferences, or travel. Konstanz is a vibrant small city located on the border between Germany and Switzerland, on the shores of the Bodensee (Lake Constance). It is easy to get out into the beautiful German and Swiss countryside and the Alps, as well as to neighboring Zurich and Munich.