[Taxacom] Positions Available for Populations Geneticist and Palaeozoologist, Dresden, Germany

Fritz, Uwe - SNSD uwe.fritz at snsd.smwk.sachsen.de
Wed Aug 13 01:14:42 CDT 2008


 

Position available at the Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg (Senckenberg Research Institute), Museum of Mineralogy and Geology Dresden, pending appropriation of governmental funding:

 

1 Palaeozoologist (Salary TV-L Ost E 13), beginning 1st January 2009

 

We are looking for a man or woman with a doctorate and extensive knowledge about the macrofauna throughout the Phanerozoic eon. The appointee is expected to assume professional custodial responsibility for the large collections of the Museum of Mineralogy and Geology Dresden, focused on Upper Palaeozoic to Cretaceous specimens. A prerequisite is the integrative interlinking of palaeozoological research along several lines, including questions regarding palaeoecology, palaeofacies analysis and the palaeozoological environment. Applicants should be receptive to research approaches involving isotope geochemistry. International publication activity and very good command of the English language are essential.

 

A capacity for teamwork and willingness to collaborate with the geoscientists in various fields as part of the overall arrangement are also required. The raising of third-party funds is expected.

 

The position will initially be assigned for a term of 5 years.

 

Senckenberg aims to increase the proportion of women on its staff.  Therefore qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Assuming that they have the necessary qualifications, seriously disabled candidates (male or female) will be given preference.

Written applications, including the customary documentation (in addition also as electronic version on CD), are to be sent by 20 September 2008 to:

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. V. Mosbrugger

Director Senckenberg Research Institute

c/o Dr. Ulf Linnemann

Museum für Mineralogie und Geologie (Dresden)

Königsbrücker Landstr. 159

D-01109 Dresden, Germany

 

  


Position available at the Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg (Senckenberg Research Institute), Museum of Zoology Dresden, pending appropriation of governmental funding:

 

1 Population Geneticist (Salary TV-L Ost E 13), starting 1st January 2009

 

We are seeking a graduated researcher (PhD or equivalent) with extensive knowledge of computer-assisted evaluation of population genetic data of natural populations for the Museum of Zoology Dresden. The appointee is expected to have experience of a broad spectrum of approaches to the analysis of evolutionary factors and processes at the population level, and have expertise in the application of relevant computer programs (e.g., Arlequin, DnaSP, Migrate, ms, Popgene, Structure, SAMOVA). An interest in questions related to the interface between phylogeny, phylogeography and population genetics, as well as a background in organismic biology, is also expected, together with capacity for teamwork and willingness to collaborate with biologists in diverse fields at Senckenberg. International publication activity in high quality, peer-reviewed journals and an excellent command of the English language are essential. The raising of third-party funds is expected.

 

The appointment will initially be made for a term of five years.

 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we positively encourage applications from women, people of minorities, difference races and those with disabilities that will be given preference at equal qualification.

 

Written as well as electronic applications (CD), including full curriculum vitae and other supporting documentation, are to be sent by 20 September 2008 to

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. V. Mosbrugger

Director Research Institute Senckenberg

c/o PD Dr. Uwe Fritz

Museum of Zoology (Museum für Tierkunde)

Königsbrücker Landstr. 159

D-01109 Dresden, Germany

 



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