Job announcement; BGBM, Germany

Guentsch, Anton a.guentsch at BGBM.ORG
Tue Apr 18 10:23:17 CDT 2006

Please circulate; [apologies for cross-posting]

"EDIT - Towards a European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy" (EU Network of Excellence of major taxonomic institutions - a 5-year project). 

The Department of Biodiversity Informatics at the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Freie Universität Berlin has an immediate opening for a 

Scientific Coordinator 
German federal salary level BAT IIa/Ib i.d.F.d.Anw.-TV FUB (Scientist/Senior Scientist) 

Main tasks & responsibilities: Scientific coordination of the workpackage "Internet Platform for Cybertaxonomy " which aims at harmonising and integrating the taxonomical biodiversity informatics activities at the involved 19 institutions (mainly large natural history museums). The applicant is to cooperate with the IT project group, the taxonomic workpackages, the workpackage leader and the project administration, and will be responsible for initiating and organising the collaboration and documenting the results, including reporting, participation in publications and funding proposals. 

Prerequisites: The candidate must have a university degree in Biology and excellent English communication skills. Desirable qualifications include a PhD degree, experience in managing and coordinating transnational research projects, professional background in systematic biology, knowledge of other European languages and familiarity with information technology. The position requires personal responsibility, secure negotiation skills, and willingness to work in and adapt to a complex subject area. 

Applications accompanied by covering letter, photo, tabular CV, and proof of degree must be submitted by 2 May 2006 to: 

Freie Universität Berlin (FUB)
ZE Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum 
Berlin Dahlem (BGBM) 
Prof. Dr. Walter. G. Berendsohn
- Drittmittelprojekt GBIF-Informatik -
Königin-Luise-Str. 6-8
D-14191 Berlin 

The position is open starting July 1, 2006 and is limited by the project's duration (end of February 2011) but due to EU regulations contracts expire annually by the end of February. 

The FUB adheres to the German disability guidelines and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women are especially encouraged.

// Anton Güntsch
// Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem
// Dept. of Biodiversity Informatics
// Königin-Luise-Str. 6-8, D-14191 Berlin
// Phone: +49 (30) 83850-166   Fax: +49 (30) 841729-55
// Email: a.guentsch at
// URL: 

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