Prospective students

Graduate students (PhD and Master students)

We are most interested in sponsoring students who have a strong interest in:

  • the study of functional ecology of species interaction from an ecological and an evolutionary point of view,
  • soil sciences, especially topsoil ecology (humus forms) and soil organisms,
  • the study of ecological gradients.

I am also considering students who are interested in developing novel study systems and methods of research. The two most important attributes that I seek in graduate students are curiosity and initiative: curiosity to ask interesting questions and the initiative to do what it takes to answer them.

Undergraduate students

If you are a second year or beyond biology major with a strong interest in ecology, and enjoy working in the outdoors please contact Prof. Sergio Rasmann (sergio.rasmann@unine.ch;  room D225) for further information.
In your email, include the following: (1) Why you are interested in working in the Functional Ecology Lab and (2) what biology courses you have taken, (3) any relevant work and research experience and (4) what you think you'd like to do after graduating from Neuchâtel.

Postdoctoral studies

Postdoctoral vacancies occur at various times in my laboratory. Please, send me an email with your research interests, a CV, and references at Prof. Sergio Rasmann (sergio.rasmann@unine.ch).