I've always wanted to be an expert on tadpoles. I've always fancied being a tadpole expert. It's a wonderful life if you become an experty tadpoleous, as they are known in the trade. You get invited to all the smart parties and social gatherings.Peter Edward Cook: "The Tadpole Expert" (1964)

positions of scientific relevance

  • 12/2014
Academic staff member – Evaluation, BMBF-project MERLIN – at Dekanat, Bereich Studium und Lehre, Medizinische Fakultät, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen.
  • 03/2014 11/2011
Lecturer at the Institute of Genetics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (University Munich)
  • 10/2010 01/2007
PhD student at Zoologisches Institut, Evolutionsbiologie, Technische Universität Braunschweig (graduated magna cum laude; submitted: 08/2010, defended: 11/2010) (including two + three months field work on Madagascar and two months of paternity leave)
  • 10/2006 04/2006
Postgraduate student at University Turku, Finland
  • 03/2006 03/2006
Field assistant RifCon GmbH, Germany
  • 04/2004 07/2003
Visiting fellow at CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems (Canberra, Australia)
  • 02/2005 09/2002
Joint studies at Universität Leipzig (secondary subject: ecology of the tropics; intermitted for Australia project)
  • 07/2005 10/2001
Main studies at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, main subject: ecology, secondary subject: botany
  • 09/2000 10/1998
Basic studies of Biology at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

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