[Taxacom] job opening at the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt, Germany

Marie Buscail mbuscail at senckenberg.de
Mon Aug 25 05:21:16 CDT 2008

Dear colleagues,

Please find hereunder an advert for a new Post-doc position at the 
Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt, Germany.


Koordinationsassistentin / Coordination Assistant
Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre

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



The Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) has recently been founded by the
Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft, the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main,
and additional partners. It is funded by the Federal State of Hesse through its 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 Dynamics and
Climate” invites applications for the position of a

Postdoctoral Researcher (PG B3-1) Ref. # B18

We are looking for a highly flexible and methodologically versatile laboratory researcher who
has demonstrated research experience with medically important invertebrates. The
successful candidate will report to Dr. Ulrich Kuch and contribute to projects on molecular
phylogeny, phylogeography, adaptive evolution and toxinology. She/ he will participate in
grant proposal writing and management and in teaching in appropriate courses at the
undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in a relevant discipline and topic, a strong
research record, excellent interpersonal skills, ability and willingness to function effectively
and seamlessly as part of an interdisciplinary team, teaching experience, intercultural
competence, and demonstrated experience in conducting independent research. English and
German language proficiency is required, fluency in additional languages preferred. The
incumbent will also be expected to participate in laboratory and field research abroad, and to
spend significant time under physically and emotionally challenging conditions in the tropics.
Broad methodological expertise in molecular genetics including hands-on experience in
Sanger and/or 454 sequencing is essential; experience using current methods of
phylogenetic inference desirable. Preference will be given to applicants with broad
knowledge of metazoan morphology, phylogeny, and physiology, expert taxonomic
knowledge of one or more medically relevant groups of such organisms, and experience in
conducting laboratory research that involves current topics of both organismal biodiversity
and toxinology.

Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany (BAT IIa).
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 until September 15,
2009 with a possible extension being subject to personal performance and availability of
funds. The duty station will be Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Employer is

Please send your application by mail or (preferably) e-mail, including a detailed CV, 3
references, a list of publications, up to 5 electronic reprints and mentioning the reference of
this position (#B18) until August 25 [ext. to September 7], 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: bernd.schleich at senckenberg.de

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