[Taxacom] Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre: New jobs offers

Marie Buscail mbuscail at senckenberg.de
Fri Aug 1 10:49:32 CDT 2008


Please find hereunder 7 new job advertisements for PhD and Post-Doc 
positions at the new Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, 
Frankfurt, Germany.

-- 
Marie BUSCAIL

Koordinationsassistentin / Coordination Assistant
Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre

Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt/M
Tel.: 069/7542-1820

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JOB 1 :


**

*- DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 14 AUGUST 2008 -*

The Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (Bio+C) has recently been 
founded by the Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft, the 
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, and additional partners. It is 
funded by the Hessian State Initiative for the Development of Scientific 
and Economic Excellence (LOEWE). The mission of the Centre is to carry 
out internationally outstanding research on the interactions of 
biodiversity and climate change at the organism level. The Project Area 
B “Biodiversity and Climate” invites applications for a

* *

*_Postdoctoral Researcher ‚Ecological Niche Modeling‘_**__*

*(Ref. TP B 3) [#B03]***

* *

The task involves further development of ecological niche models in 
order to predict the reaction of organisms due to climate changes. The 
task involves development of methods to consider and parameterize 
climate and other environmental factors with a high spatial and temporal 
resolution. In cooperation with other researchers of the research centre 
the models will be applied to a wide range of organisms in different 
study areas, especially Africa and Central Europe.

Applicants must possess appropriate scientific competence in relevant 
fields at a level equivalent to a doctorate (PhD). Especially, the 
applicant is expected to have strong methodological skills in ecological 
niche modelling and geographic information systems (GIS). Additionally, 
experience with the interpretation of remote sensing data would be

useful. Very good written and oral English language skills and an 
interest in joining a multidisciplinary research team are required. 
Knowledge of German would be an advantage, and at least the willingness 
to learn basic German is required.

Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in 
Germany (BAT IIa).

The Bio+C Research Centre advocates gender equality. Women are therefore 
strongly encouraged to apply. Equally qualified severely handicapped 
applicants will be given preference.

The contract shall start as soon as possible and will initially be 
restricted for two years, with a possible extension being subject to 
personal performance and availability of funds. The duty station will be 
Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Please apply by sending your application by e-mail (preferred) or mail, 
including a letter, outlining your suitability for the post, and 
detailed CV, contact details of 2 referees, and a copy of your 
diploma-thesis until August 8, 2008 to

E-mail: bernd.schleich at senckenberg.de <mailto:bernd.schleich at senckenberg.de>

Personal & Service, Senckenberganlage 25, D-60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

For enquiries about the position and the contract conditions please 
write to Prof. Dr. Oliver Tackenberg.E-mail: 
tackenberg at bio.uni-frankfurt.de 
<mailto:tackenberg at bio.uni-frankfurt.de>; Phone: ++49 +69 79824731

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JOB 2:

The Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre has recently been founded 
by the Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft, the 
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, and additional partners. It is 
funded by the Hessian State Initiative for the Development of Scientific 
and Economic Excellence (LOEWE). The mission of the Centre is to carry 
out internationally outstanding research on the interactions of 
biodiversity and climate change at the organism level. The Project Area 
D “Laboratory Centre” invites applications for the position of a


    Postdoctoral Researcher - Ref. PG D 5.1 [#D04]


    BAT II a

The applicant will be responsible for a project aiming to identify 
candidate genes playing key roles for climate adaptation in various 
invertebrate taxa (/Daphnia/, /Chironomus/, /Radix/). The project 
investigates genes which are positively selected along a climate 
gradient, including cross-taxon similarities. To this end, genomic 
resources (EST bank, micro-array) for /Radix /have to be established; 
for the other taxa, these resources are already available. Furthermore, 
the technical implementation of the high throughput laboratory is part 
of the responsibilities. The incumbent will also be responsible for the 
organisation of advanced training courses. Participation in university 
teaching and in the acquisition of external research funding is highly 
desired.

The applicant should hold an earned Ph.D. in molecular biology, 
preferably with a strong focus on transcriptome analysis. She or he 
should already have experience with high throughput technologies and 
should be interested in ecological and climate change issues. Applicants 
should have a strong publication record. Very good written and oral 
English language skills and an interest in joining a multidisciplinary 
research team are required. Knowledge of German would be an advantage, 
and at least the willingness to learn basic German as well as proven 
organising abilities are required.

The Research Centre advocates gender equality. Women are therefore 
strongly encouraged to apply. Equally qualified severely handicapped 
applicants will be given preference.

The contract shall start as soon as possible and will initially be 
restricted for 2 years, with a possible extension being subject to 
personal performance and availability of funds. The duty station will be 
Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Please send your application by mail or e-mail, including a detailed CV, 
3 references, a list of publications and five selected re/é-prints, 
until August 19, 2008 to

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. V. Mosbrugger, Scientific Coordinator Biodiversity 
and Climate Research Centre, Senckenberganlage 25, D-60325 Frankfurt am 
Main, Germany.
E-mail to Personal & Service: bernd.schleich at senckenberg.de 
<mailto:bernd.schleich at senckenberg.de>

For enquiries about the position and the contract conditions please 
write to Prof. Dr. B. Stribrny (E-mail: bernhard.stribrny at senckenberg.de 
<mailto:bernhard.stribrny at senckenberg.de>) and for scientific enquiries 
to PD Dr. M. Pfenninger (E-mail: pfenninger at bio.uni-frankfurt.de 
<mailto:pfenninger at bio.uni-frankfurt.de>) or Prof. Dr. J. Oehlmann 
(E-mail: oehlmann at bio.uni-frankfurt.de 
<mailto:oehlmann at bio.uni-frankfurt.de>).

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JOB 3:


*- DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 14 AUGUST 2008 -*

* *

* *

The Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre has recently been founded 
by the Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft, the 
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, and additional partners. It is 
funded by the Hessian State Initiative for the Development of Scientific 
and Economic Excellence (LOEWE). The mission of the Centre is to carry 
out internationally outstanding research on the interactions of 
biodiversity and climate change at the organism level. The Project Area 
E “Data and Modelling” invites applications for the position of a

* *


    Researcher (Ref. TP E 5.3 / BAR) [#E09]


    BAT II a / 2


The applicant is expected to have expertise in the following areas: 
Excellent knowledge of the German flora, experience in analysis of 
scientific plant collections and distribution data as well as experience 
with biodiversity databases. The focus of the project is to study 
scientific archives, extract relevant data on past distribution of 
relevant species groups of Higher Plants, and analyse these data in the 
light of past and projected climate change.

The position will cooperate closely with the department of Prof. Dr. 
Georg Zizka and Herbarium Senckenbergianum (FR). The successful 
applicant is expected to participate in the university teaching of this 
department.

The applicant should hold a diploma or Ph.D. in biology/botany.Very good 
written and oral English language skills and an interest in joining a 
multidisciplinary research team are required. Knowledge of German would 
be an advantage, and at least the willingness to learn basic German is 
required.

The position is half-time (BAT IIa/2).

The Research Centre advocates gender equality. Women are therefore 
strongly encouraged to apply.

Equally qualified severely handicapped applicants will be given preference.

The contract shall start as soon as possible and will initially be 
restricted for a period of 2 years with a possible extension being 
subject to personal performance and availability of funds. The duty 
station will be Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Employer is SENCKENBERGISCHE 
NATURFORSCHENDE GESELLSCHAFT.

Please send your application by mail or e-mail, including a detailed CV, 
references, list of publications, until August 14, 2008 to

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. V. Mosbrugger, Scientific Coordinator Biodiversity 
and Climate Research Centre, Senckenberganlage 25, D-60325 Frankfurt am 
Main, Germany.
E-mail to Personal & Service: bernd.schleich at senckenberg.de 
<mailto:bernd.schleich at senckenberg.de>

For enquiries about the position and the contract conditions please 
write to Prof. Dr. G. Zizka. E-mail: gzizka at senckenberg.de 
<mailto:gzizka at senckenberg.de>


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JOB 4:


*- DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 14 AUGUST 2008 -*

* *

The Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre has recently been founded 
by the Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft, the 
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, and additional partners. It is 
funded by the Hessian State Initiative for the Development of Scientific 
and Economic Excellence (LOEWE). The mission of the Centre is to carry 
out internationally outstanding research on the interactions of 
biodiversity and climate change at the organism level. The Project Area 
A “Evolution and Climate” invites applications for the position of a


    PhD Position (Ref. TP C 5.3) [#C14]


    BAT II a / 2

* *

The applicant is expected to have expertise in development and applying 
genetic markers (e.g., microsatellites, AFLP, sequence data). The PhD 
candidate will investigate genetic population structure in cold-adapted, 
montane species in central European mountain ranges. In particular, 
research will focus on patterns of gene flow and isolation among 
populations, inbreeding levels within isolated relict populations, and 
to identify conservation units. Besides the molecular part, field work 
and controlled laboratory experiments on temperature and general stress 
tolerance will be conducted. The study is focused on plants, but not on 
a certain taxonomic group.

The applicant should a diploma or master's degree in biology or a 
closely related discipline. Very good written and oral English language 
skills and an interest in joining a multidisciplinary research team are 
required. Knowledge of German would be an advantage, and at least the 
willingness to learn basic German is required.

The Research Centre advocates gender equality. Women are therefore 
strongly encouraged to apply.

Equally qualified severely handicapped applicants will be given preference.

The contract shall start on 1 September 2008 and will initially be 
restricted for a period of 2 years with a possible extension being 
subject to personal performance and availability of funds. The duty 
station will be Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Employer is SENCKENBERGISCHE 
NATURFORSCHENDE GESELLSCHAFT.

Please send your application by mail or e-mail, including a detailed CV, 
a list of references and publications, and relevant re/é-prints, until 
August 14, 2008 to

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. V. Mosbrugger, Scientific Coordinator Biodiversity 
and Climate Research Centre, Senckenberganlage 25, D-60325 Frankfurt am 
Main, Germany.
E-mail to Personal & Service: bernd.schleich at senckenberg.de 
<mailto:bernd.schleich at senckenberg.de>

For enquiries about the position and the contract conditions please 
write to Prof. Dr. R. Wittig. E-mail: r.wittig at bio.uni-frankfurt.de 
<mailto:r.wittig at bio.uni-frankfurt.de>


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JOB 5 :

The Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre has recently been founded 
by the Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft, the 
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, and additional partners. It is 
funded by the Hessian State Initiative for the Development of Scientific 
and Economic Excellence (LOEWE). The mission of the Centre is to carry 
out internationally outstanding research on the interactions of 
biodiversity and climate change at the organism level. The Project Area 
D “Laboratory Centre” invites applications for a


    PhD Position – Ref. PG D 5.1 [#D06]


    BAT II a / 2

The applicant will be responsible for the identification of key genes 
for the ecological adaptation to climate change in the non-biting midge 
/Chironomus riparius/. In common garden experiments populations will be 
exposed to conditions along a climate gradient. Furthermore, genes have 
to be identified which play a role in the climate-driven niche 
partitioning of /C. riparius a/nd /C. piger/. These investigations will 
be conducted in cooperation with Profs. Hankeln and Schmidt (University 
Mainz).

The applicant should hold an earned Diploma or Master degree in biology. 
She or he should already have experiences with modern molecular 
biological techniques, preferably transcriptome analyses, and should be 
familiar with experimental approaches in ecology. Very good written and 
oral English language skills and an interest in joining a 
multidisciplinary research team are required. Knowledge of German would 
be an advantage, and at least the willingness to learn basic German is 
required.

The Research Centre advocates gender equality. Women are therefore 
strongly encouraged to apply. Equally qualified severely handicapped 
applicants will be given preference.

The contract shall start as soon as possible and will initially be 
restricted for 2 years, with a possible extension being subject to 
personal performance and availability of funds. The duty station will be 
Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Please send your application by mail or e-mail, including a detailed CV, 
3 references and a list of publications, until August 19, 2008 to

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. V. Mosbrugger, Scientific Coordinator Biodiversity 
and Climate Research Centre, Senckenberganlage 25, D-60325 Frankfurt am 
Main, Germany.
E-mail to Personal & Service: bernd.schleich at senckenberg.de 
<mailto:bernd.schleich at senckenberg.de>

For enquiries about the position and the contract conditions please 
write to Prof. Dr. B. Stribrny (E-mail: bernhard.stribrny at senckenberg.de 
<mailto:bernhard.stribrny at senckenberg.de>) and for scientific enquiries 
to PD Dr. M. Pfenninger (E-mail: pfenninger at bio.uni-frankfurt.de 
<mailto:pfenninger at bio.uni-frankfurt.de>) or Prof. Dr. J. Oehlmann 
(E-mail: oehlmann at bio.uni-frankfurt.de 
<mailto:oehlmann at bio.uni-frankfurt.de>)

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JOB 6:


The Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre has recently been founded 
by the Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft, the 
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, and additional partners. It is 
funded by the Hessian State Initiative for the Development of Scientific 
and Economic Excellence (LOEWE). The mission of the Centre is to carry 
out internationally outstanding research on the interactions of 
biodiversity and climate change at the organism level. The Project Area 
D “Laboratory Centre” invites applications for a


    PhD Position - Ref. PG D 5.2 [#D07]


    BAT II a / 2

The applicant will develop a technique for the automated molecular 
identification (barcoding) of scientifically and economically important 
freshwater communities. To this end, a data bank with nuclear and 
mitochondrial DNA sequences has to be established based on specimens 
which have been identified taxonomically by experts in advance. With 
their aid quantitative and qualitative analyses of species compositions 
in mixed samples will be established using second generation sequencing 
techniques (pyro-sequencing).

The applicant should hold an earned Diploma or Master degree in biology, 
preferably with a strong focus on transcriptome analysis using high 
throughput technologies. She or he should already have experiences with 
taxonomic concepts, data banks and should be interested to cooperate 
with taxonomists of the Research Institute and Natural Museum 
Senckenberg. Very good written and oral English language skills and an 
interest in joining a multidisciplinary research team are required. 
Knowledge of German would be an advantage, and at least the willingness 
to learn basic German is required.

The Research Centre advocates gender equality. Women are therefore 
strongly encouraged to apply. Equally qualified severely handicapped 
applicants will be given preference.

The contract shall start as soon as possible and will initially be for 2 
years, with a possible extension being subject to personal performance 
and availability of funds. The duty station will be Frankfurt am Main, 
Germany.

Please send your application by mail or e-mail, including a detailed CV, 
3 references and a list of publications, until August 19, 2008 to

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. V. Mosbrugger, Scientific Coordinator Biodiversity 
and Climate Research Centre, Senckenberganlage 25, D-60325 Frankfurt am 
Main, Germany.
E-mail to Personal & Service: bernd.schleich at senckenberg.de 
<mailto:bernd.schleich at senckenberg.de>

For enquiries about the position and the contract conditions please 
write to Prof. Dr. B. Stribrny (E-mail: bernhard.stribrny at senckenberg.de 
<mailto:bernhard.stribrny at senckenberg.de>) and for scientific enquiries 
to PD Dr. M. Pfenninger (E-mail: pfenninger at bio.uni-frankfurt.de 
<mailto:pfenninger at bio.uni-frankfurt.de>)


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JOB 7:

The Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre has recently been founded 
by the Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft, the 
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, and additional partners. It is 
funded by the Hessian State Initiative for the Development of Scientific 
and Economic Excellence (LOEWE). The mission of the Centre is to carry 
out internationally outstanding research on the interactions of 
biodiversity and climate change at the organism level. The Project Area 
F “Socio-ecological aspects of climate induces biodiversity changes” 
invites applications for a


    PhD Position ‘Quantifying ecosystem services and their changes in
    West African savannas’ - Ref. PG 5.3 [#F04]


    BAT II a / 2


The candidate will assess the role of useful wild plant species as one 
of the important ecosystem services in West African savannas. By 
compiling data on useful wild plant species and developing approaches 
for evaluating their value under consideration of the local 
socio-economic and cultural context tools for decision and policy makers 
will be developed. The candidate will also cooperate closely with 
botanists and modelling experts of the Bio+C Centre studying species and 
ecosystem changes under different climate and land use change scenarios 
to evaluate the possible consequences of these changes for the ecosystem 
services in regard to rural communities. Besides compiling of available 
data on plant use, field work (market studies, ethnobotanical 
interviews) in Burkina Faso and Benin will be performed. The research 
project (project leader is Dr. Karen Hahn-Hadjali) is linked to large 
international research projects in the region (BIOTA: 
www.biota-africa.org <http://www.biota-africa.org/> and SUN: 
www.sunproject.dk <http://www.sunproject.dk/>).

The applicant should hold a MSc degree/Diploma in biology (botany), 
ethnobotany or related fields and should have experience with 
environmental and resource economics, databases and modelling. Very good 
written and oral English language skills, basic knowledge in spoken 
French and an interest in joining a multidisciplinary research team are 
required. Knowledge of German would be an advantage, and at least the 
willingness to learn basic German is required. Experience of field work 
in Africa and a participation in university teaching is desired.

Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in 
Germany (BAT IIa/2).

The Research Centre advocates gender equality. Women are therefore 
strongly encouraged to apply. Equally qualified severely handicapped 
applicants will be given preference.

The contract shall start as soon as possible and will initially be 
restricted to 2 years with a possible extension being subject to 
personal performance and availability of funds. The duty station will be 
Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Please apply by sending your application by mail or e-mail, including a 
letter, outlining your suitability for the post, and detailed CV, 
contact details of 2 referees, and a copy of your diploma-thesis and/or 
other exams until August 19, 2008 to

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. V. Mosbrugger, Scientific Coordinator Biodiversity 
and Climate Research Centre, Senckenberganlage 25, D-60325 Frankfurt am 
Main, Germany.
E-mail to Personal & Service: bernd.schleich at senckenberg.de 
<mailto:bernd.schleich at senckenberg.de>

For further enquiries please contact Dr. Karen Hahn-Hadjali, E-mail: 
hahn-hadjali at bio.uni-frankfurt.de 
<mailto:hahn-hadjali at bio.uni-frankfurt.de>, phone: ++49 +69 79824753





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