[Taxacom] New job openings at the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre

Marie Buscail mbuscail at senckenberg.de
Wed Aug 6 10:34:56 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 month. 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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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

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*PhD-Position, Seed Dispersal Modelling, **PG B5.1 [Ref. #B13]*

*BAT IIa/2***

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The candidate has to develop a process based and spatial explicit model 
simulating seed dispersal by running water. Field and lab-experiments 
have to be accomplished to parameterise and develop the model. The 
project aims to improve our understanding of dispersal and migration of 
plant seeds. Especially, the model will be used in combination with 
other already existing seed dispersal models to analyse whether plant 
species are able to migrate fast enough to keep up with the expected 
shift of their climatic envelopes.

 

The applicant must have a degree in biology, geography, bioinformatics, 
informatics or similar field of study and have some experience with 
empirical or process based models. In addition, the applicant should be 
competent in written and spoken English and enjoy working in 
interdisciplinary team. 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. Official employer is 
SENCKENBERGISCHE NATURFORSCHENDE GESELLSCHAFT.

 

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 15, 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

 

 

 

 

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

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  PhD-Position, Population biology and range dynamics of

*/Ambrosia artemisiifolia/**, **PG B5.3 [Ref. **#B14]*

*BAT IIa/2***

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Common Ragweed (/Ambrosia artemisiifolia/) is a neophyte currently 
dramatically expanding its range in Southern and Central Europe. The 
wind dispersed pollen is a very strong allergen causing serious health 
problems in several European countries.

The aim of the PhD project is to study population biology and dispersal 
processes of /Ambrosia/ in order to find measures against the further 
spread of the species and to develop models predicting /Ambrosias /range 
dynamics and pollen flight in relation to climate change.

 

The applicant must have a degree in biology, geography, meteorology, 
bioinformatics, or a similar field of study. Candidates should be 
willing to undertake periods of fieldwork and hold a driving licence and 
experience in carrying out biological field work or common garden 
experiments would be advantageous. In addition, competence in 
statistical analysis and ecological modelling techniques is desirable. 
Applicants must be competent in written and spoken English, and enjoy 
working in interdisciplinary team. 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. Official employer is 
SENCKENBERGISCHE NATURFORSCHENDE GESELLSCHAFT.

 

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 15, 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 17 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 organismal level. The Project 
Area C "Adaptation and Climate" invites applications for three positions of


     


    3 x Positions for Doctoral Researchers (Ref. TP C 5.1) [#C09, C10, C11]


    BAT IIa / 2

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The applicants are expected to have expertise in one of the following 
fields: Photosynthesis research in European broad-leaf trees; entomology 
of central European phytophages (either Lepidoptera or Coleoptera); 
taxonomy and biology of central European soil arthropods and/or litter 
decomposition. The successful applicants will cooperate with various 
groups of biologists and will work on the description and scientific 
monitoring of forest tree plantations with Mediterranean Quercus species 
in central and southern Hesse.

Participation in the acquisition of external research funding is highly 
desired.

 

The applicants should hold an earned M. Sc. or Diploma in Biology. Very 
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 with a possible extension being 
subject to personal performance and availability of funds. The duty 
stations will be Frankfurt am Main, Germany and in the case of the 
position dedicated to soil arthropods Görlitz, Germany. Official 
employer is SENCKENBERGISCHE NATURFORSCHENDE GESELLSCHAFT.

 

Please send your application by mail or e-mail, including a detailed CV, 
2 references, a list of publications and selected re/é-prints, _citing 
the Reference number TP C 5.1 [#C09, C10, C11]_, until July 31 [ext. to 
August 17], 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 planned research project please write to Prof. 
Dr. W. Brüggemann. E-mail: w.brueggemann at bio.uni-frankfurt.de 
<mailto:w.brueggemann at bio.uni-frankfurt.de>

 

 

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*- 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 C 5.4) [#C15]


        BAT II a / 2

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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, conduct and analysis 
of long duration experiments under varying climate conditions with a 
co-exposure of terrestrial invertebrates to biotic and abiotic stressors 
in terrestrial model ecosystems (TME) or terrestrial micro-/mesocosms.

 

The applicant should hold an earned Diploma or Master degree in biology 
or environmental sciences with a focus on experimental terrestrial 
ecology or ecotoxicology. She or he should already have experiences with 
terrestrial model ecosystems (TME). Very 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 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 15 [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>)

 

 

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*- DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 20 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, which focuses on data and process modeling, invites applications for 
the position of a

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    Postdoctoral Researcher (Ref. TP E 5.2) [#E04]


    BAT II a

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We see a dynamic, self-motivated young scientist with skills in 
ecological and statistical modeling. The candidate will integrate 
statistical and process-based methods for predicting the distribution 
and dynamics of vegetation surfaces. The candidate is expected, in close 
collaboration with a team climate modelers, to couple vegetation models 
to climate models and thereby explore feedbacks between climate and 
vegetation. In this regard, we are particularly interested in developing 
methods for representing biodiversity and changes in biodiversity in 
currencies relevant for climate models.

 

The ideal candidate should have a background in applied mathematics, 
ecology or a related discipline. A strong international publication 
record is required. Technical skills in dynamic modeling, modern 
computational statistics, fluency in programming languages (Fortran and 
or C++) is expected. Familiarity with the implementation of parallel 
systems models would be an added recommendation. 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. 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 July 31 [ext. to August 20], 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. 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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*- DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 17 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/RCM) [#E07]


    BAT II a / 2

 

Global warming changes regional vegetation. The vegetation feedback on 
regional climate is less well understood.  Within the PhD-project a 
dynamical vegetation model (based on the Lund-Potsdam-Jena dynamic 
global vegetation model) will be implemented and tested within the 
regional climate model system CCLM (www.clm-community.eu 
<http://www.clm-community.eu/>). The main scientific questions are (a) 
what are and how important are the regional-scale biogeophysical 
feedback mechanisms (by change in albedo, evapotranspiration etc.) on 
climate and (b) what are probable bio-climate scenarios (derived by CCLM 
projections for regions with extreme climate)? This will be done in 
close co-operation with partners and other PhD-students in the research 
centre.

 

The applicant should hold an earned master or diploma degree in 
meteorology, hydrology, 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. Good 
programming skill will be an asset.

 

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. Official employer is 
SENCKENBERGISCHE NATURFORSCHENDE GESELLSCHAFT.

 

Please send your application by mail or e-mail, including a detailed CV, 
3 references, and a list of publications if any, until July 31 [ext. to 
August 17], 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>.

 

* *

*- DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 17 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/WAM) [#E08]


    BAT II a / 2

 

 

The impact of climate change on the West African monsoon is at present 
not understood. One key uncertainty is the land surface-atmosphere 
interaction.  Within the study available data and specifically designed 
sensitivity experiments conducted with a regional climate model (CCLM, 
www.clm-community.eu <http://www.clm-community.eu/>) will be analysed 
for quantification of land surface-interaction. Special emphasis will be 
put into the impact of parameterization of vegetation in the models. The 
final step will be the provision of an ensemble of regional climate 
projection with projection uncertainty in the West Africa monsoon area 
for impact modelers.

 

The applicant should hold an earned master or diploma degree in 
meteorology, hydrology, 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. Official employer is 
SENCKENBERGISCHE NATURFORSCHENDE GESELLSCHAFT.

 

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 
17], 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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