[Taxacom] More job offers at the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre

Marie Buscail mbuscail at senckenberg.de
Tue Aug 5 02:28:37 CDT 2008


  Dear Colleagues,

Please find hereunder fresh job advertisements for PhD and Post-Doc 
positions at the new Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, 
Frankfurt, Germany. As the Centre is just settling, additional job 
offers will be regularly posted over the coming weeks and months. For 
more information, you can visit http://www.senckenberg.de

-- 
Marie BUSCAIL

Koordinationsassistentin / Coordination Assistant
Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre

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

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*- 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 
B "Dynamics of Biodiversity and Climate" invites applications for the 
position of a

 

*Postdoctoral Researcher (Ref. TP B 5.2) [#B04**]*

*BAT II a*

 

The repetition of phytosociological relévés is an adequate measure to 
testify environmental changes by looking for vegetation changes.

 

The applicant will compare old an recent phytosociological data in 
relation to environmental changes. Therefore, he/she is expected to have 
expertise in the treatment of such data, in statistical methods, and in 
vegetation ecology. The successful applicant will cooperate with soil 
scientists, metereologists and other ecologists of the LOEWE centre. 
Furthermore, the applicant will be responsible for the organization of 
advanced training courses. Participation in university teaching and in 
the acquisition of external funding is highly desired.

 

We are looking for a highly motivated person with a strong interest in 
biodiversity, vegetation ecology and global change problems. Knowledge 
of German language is no precondition, but we expect the willingness to 
learn some German during the stay. A valid international driver's 
licence is required for field sampling. The applicant should have a PhD 
in biology, vegetation ecology or a related discipline. Very good 
written and oral English language skills and interest in joining a 
multidisciplinary research team 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 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. Official employer is 
SENCKENBERGISCHE NATURFORSCHENDE GESELLSCHAFT.

 

Please send your application by mail or e-mail, including a detailed CV, 
3 references, a list of publications, until August 01 [ext. to 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. B. Stribrny (E-mail: bernhard.stribrny at senckenberg.de 
<mailto:bernhard.stribrny at senckenberg.de>) and for scientific enquiries 
to Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Wittig (E-mail: r.wittig at bio.uni-frankfurt.de 
<mailto:r.wittig at bio.uni-frankfurt.de>)

 

 

 

*- 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 
B "Biodiversity and Climate" invites applications for a

* *

 

*_PhD-Position ,Modelling ecological envelopes of plant species' 
_**(Ref. TP B12) [#B12]*

* *


  BAT IIa / 2

* *

The task involves application (and further development) of ecological 
niche models to selected Central European plant species in order to 
predict the shift of ecological and climatic envelopes due to climate 
change. The focus will be on plant species growing in wet habitats.

 

The applicant should have studied biology, bioinformatics, mathematics 
or a similar field of study. She / he must have strong skills in 
statistics, especially geo-statistics and some experience in the field 
of botany. 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/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 a period of two years. An extension is possible 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 [ext. to August 14], 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 further enquiries please contact Prof. Dr. Oliver Tackenberg.
E-mail: _tackenberg at bio.uni-frankfurt.de 
<mailto:tackenberg at bio.uni-frankfurt.de>_; Phone: ++49 +69 79824731

 

 

 

*- DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31 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 
C "Adaptation and Climate" invites applications for a

 


     


    PhD Position (Ref. TP B16) [#B16]


    BAT II / 2

* *

The applicant will be responsible for the exposure of selected 
indigenous and introduced/exotic aquatic invertebrate species to a range 
of environmental stressor (including toxic compounds) under varying 
climate conditions. These tests will be run as single species exposures 
and in common garden experiments with the aim (1) of a comparative 
sensitivity analysis, (2) to investigate the displacement risk for 
indigenous by exotic species and (3) to identify key factors that favour 
the spreading of exotic species in European surface waters. These 
laboratory-based findings will finally be validated under field conditions.

 

The applicant should hold an earned Diploma or Master degree in biology 
or environmental sciences with a focus on experimental aquatic ecology 
or ecotoxicology. She or he should already have experiences with the 
culture and testing of aquatic invertebrates. 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 to a period of two years. An extension is possible 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 July 31 [ext. to 31 
August 08], 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 und 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 Prof. Dr. J. Oehlmann (E-mail: oehlmann at bio.uni-frankfurt.de 
<mailto:oehlmann at bio.uni-frankfurt.de>)

 

 

 

*- 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 
B "Biodiversity and Climate" invites applications for a


     


    _PhD-Position, Dynamics of savannas and their ecosystem services _


    (Ref. TP B17) [#B17]__


     


    BAT IIa / 2

 

The candidate will investigate the dynamics of West African savannas 
under different climate and land use scenarios. Combined analysis of 
available data with new field data from savanna vegetation will serve to 
model and map distribution changes under different scenarios. Change 
scenarios will be combined with different parameters of ecosystem 
services to evaluate the possible consequences of these changes for 
rural communities.

Besides field work in Burkina Faso and Benin, compiling of available 
data and ecological niche modelling approaches will be performed. The 
research project (project leaders are Dr. Karen Hahn-Hadjali, Prof. Dr. 
Rüdiger Wittig, Prof. Dr. Georg Zizka) 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 candidate will also cooperate closely 
with socio-economists of the Centre investigating ecosystem services of 
savannas, and modelling experts.

 

The applicant should hold a MSc degree/Diploma in biology (botany) or 
related fields and should have experience with vegetation ecology, GIS 
and ecological niche modelling approaches. 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 (max. 2 SWS) 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 July 31 [ext. to 14 August 08], 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: vmosbrugger at senckenberg.de <mailto:vmosbrugger at senckenberg.de>

 

For further enquiries please contact Dr. Karen Hahn-Hadjali, Prof. Dr. 
Rüdiger Wittig or Prof. Dr. Georg Zizka

E-mail: hahn-hadjali at bio.uni-frankfurt.de 
<mailto:hahn-hadjali at bio.uni-frankfurt.de>, 
r.wittig at bio.uni-frankfurt.de <mailto:r.wittig at bio.uni-frankfurt.de>, 
georg.zizka at senckenberg.de <mailto:georg.zizka at senckenberg.de>, phone 
(hahn-hadjali): ++49 +69 79824753

 

 

 

*- 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 
C "Adaptation and Climate" invites applications for the position of a


     


    Postdoctoral Researcher (Ref. TP C 5.2) [#C03]


    BAT II a

* *

The applicant is expected to have expertise in the following areas: 
molecular genetics, population genetics and ecology. The successful 
applicant will cooperate with various groups of biologists and 
palaeontologists working on the reconstruction of evolutionary processes 
using resting eggs of crustaceans which will be isolated from lake 
sediments. Classical ecological, genetic and genomic methods will be 
used to identify the long term consequences of climate change. 
Furthermore, the researcher will be responsible for the organisation of 
advanced training courses, participation in university teaching and in 
the acquisition of external research funding.

 

The applicant should hold an earned Ph.D. in biology and have a strong 
publication record. Very good written and oral English language skills, 
fluency in German and interest in joining a multidisciplinary research 
team are required.

 

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 to a period of two years with a possible extension being 
subject to personal performance and availability of funds. The duty 
station will be Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Official employer is 
SENCKENBERGISCHE NATURFORSCHENDE GESELLSCHAFT.

 

Please send your application by mail or e-mail, including a detailed CV, 
3 references, a list of publications and five selected reprints, until 
July 31 [ext. to 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. B. Stribrny.  E-mail: 
bernhard.stribrny at senckenberg.de 
<mailto:bernhard.stribrny at senckenberg.de>. For enquiries about the 
scientific framework and practical work please write to PD Dr. K. 
Schwenk. E-mail: k.schwenk at bio.uni-frankfurt.de 
<mailto:k.schwenk at bio.uni-frankfurt.de>

 

 

 

*- DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31 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 
C "Adaptation and Climate" invites applications for the position of a


     


    Postdoctoral Researcher (Ref. TP C 5.4) [#C04]


        BAT II a

* *

Within Research Area C, the Project Group C 5.4 will investigate the 
adaptation potential of single species and communities to climate change 
in combination with further stressors in model ecosystems or in 
multi-generation experiments.

The applicant will be responsible for the planning and establishment of 
the new aquatic mesocosm facility of the Research Centre and the 
coordination of the experiments. She or he will conduct long duration 
experiments under varying climate conditions with a co-exposure of 
aquatic invertebrates to biotic and abiotic stressors. The objective is 
to analyse impacts on species communities and on basic ecosystem functions.

Furthermore the incumbent will 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 limnology, hydrobiology, 
experimental aquatic ecology or ecotoxicology and should already have 
experience in planning, operation and analysis of multigeneration or 
multispecies studies, preferably on a mesocosm scale. Applicants should 
have a strong publication record. Very good written and oral English 
language skills, fluency in German and interest in joining a 
multidisciplinary research team are required, as well as proven 
organising abilities.

 

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. Official employer is SENCKENBERGISCHE 
NATURFORSCHENDE GESELLSCHAFT.

 

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 08 [ext. to August 31], 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 Prof. Dr. J. Oehlmann (E-mail: oehlmann at bio.uni-frankfurt.de 
<mailto:oehlmann at bio.uni-frankfurt.de>)

 

 

*- DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 15 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 - Dynamic Biosphere and Climate Variability" 
invites applications for a

 


     


    PhD Position (Ref. TP E 5.1/GCM) [#E06]


    BAT II a / 2

 

 

The applicant is expected to have a basic expertise in global climate 
modelling and modelling of boundary layer and/or cloud processes. It is 
furthermore desired that the candidate has good programming skills. The 
successful applicant will cooperate with various groups of biologists 
and palaeontologists working on interactions between biosphere and 
climate. She or he will be responsible for the implementation of a 
dynamic vegetation module into a global general circulation model with a 
special emphasis on coupling mechanisms between the biosphere and 
boundary layer processes. In close cooperation with other partners of 
the research centre, the coupled climate and biosphere model will be 
used to investigate the present-day climate.

 

The applicant should hold an earned master or diploma degree in 
meteorology, mathematics or similar. Good written and oral English 
language skills and 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 to a period of two years. An extension is possible 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 July 31 [ext. to August 
15], 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 und 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. Bodo Ahrens. Institut für Atmosphäre und Umwelt, 
JWGU, E-mail: bodo.ahrens at iau.uni-frankfurt.de 
<mailto:bodo.ahrens at iau.uni-frankfurt.de>.

 

 





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