[Taxacom] Job opening at BiK-F, the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre in Frankfurt.

Marie Buscail mbuscail at senckenberg.de
Thu Aug 28 04:13:44 CDT 2008


Dear Colleagues, 

  

I am copying hereunder 9 advertisements for job openings at the Biodiversity
and Climate Research Centre in Frankfurt (Bik-F), Germany. 

They will soon be available on the job webpage of the Senckenberg Museum at :

www.senckenberg.de



Kind regards, 



Marie Buscail



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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 A “Evolution and Climate” invites
applications for a



Post-Doc Position “Phylogenetic Diversification and 

Climate Change in the Cenozoic” PG A5.1 [Ref. #A03]

BAT II a



We seek a scientist with a strong research focus in the interface between
biology, geography and informatics. The successful applicant will cooperate
with various groups of biologists and palaeontologists working on the
reconstruction of phylogenies with classical and molecular methods. She or he
will be responsible for data standardisation and assessment, and accomplish
modelling of current and past eco- and climate space of the different organism
groups under investigation. Furthermore the employed person will be in charge
of the organisation of advanced training courses. Participation in university
teaching and an active role in the acquisition of external funds is highly
desired.



Applicants should hold a highly successful Ph.D. in biology, geography,
bioinformatics, informatics or similar and have a strong publication record.
Expertise in the following areas is expected: modelling approaches (e.g.
ecological niche modelling, reconstruction of habitat suitability, also in the
past), geographic information systems (GIS), data management and statistics.
Experience in programming is desired. Very good written and oral communication
skills in English and interest in joining a multidisciplinary 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 Research Centre BiK-F 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. The
employer is the SENCKENBERGISCHE NATURFORSCHENDE GESELLSCHAFT.



Please send your application by mail or (preferably) e-mail including a letter
outlining your suitability for the post, a detailed CV enclosing a list of
publications, contact details of two referees, 5 selected é/reprints and
mentioning the reference of this position (#A03) until September 10, 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. 



For enquiries about the position and the contract conditions please write to
Dr. A. Muellner.  E-mail:  alexandra.muellner at senckenberg.de 



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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 A “Evolution and Climate” invites
applications for a



Post-Doc Position “Paleontology of Reef Terraces” PG A5.3 [Ref. #A05]

BAT II a  



Within the project "Biodiversity loss and climate dynamics in the Quaternary:
the way into the icehouse", terrestrial, shallow marine, and deep marine
systems will be studied. The successful candidate will be involved in
paleoecological, stratigraphical, and geochemical investigations of Pleistocene
reef terraces, including field-work in Egypt. Possible study objects include
corals, molluscs or foraminifera. 

In addition, he/she will be expected to develop research proposals in order to
obtain additional funding for the Research Centre.



Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in geology, paleontology, or geosciences and
have started to build a record of publications in international, peer-reviewed
journals. They should have great interest in carbonates, paleoecology and/or
Quaternary climate. Very good written and oral communication skills in English
and knowledge of common statistics computer software are further preconditions.
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 Research Centre BiK-F advocates gender equality. Women are therefore
strongly encouraged to apply. Equally qualified severely handicapped applicants
will be given preference.



The contract shall start on January 1, 2009 and will initially be restricted to
two years with a possible extension pending personal performance and
availability of funds. The duty station will be Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The
employer is the SENCKENBERGISCHE NATURFORSCHENDE GESELLSCHAFT. 



Please send your application per mail or (preferably) e-mail mentioning the
reference of this position (#A05) and including CV, list of publications,
statement of research interests and three referees until October 15, 2008  to 



Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. V. Mosbrugger, Scientific Coordinator Biodiversity and
Climate Research Centre, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt am Main,
Germany.

E-mail to Personal & Service: bernd.schleich at senckenberg.de



For scientific enquiries please write to Prof. Dr. E. Gischler (E-mail:
gischler at em.uni-frankfurt.de). For enquiries regarding the position and
contract conditions please write to Prof. Dr. B. Stribrny (E-mail:
bernhard.stribrny at senckenberg.de ). 



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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 A “Evolution and Climate” invites
applications for a



Post-Doc Position “Biodiversity Dynamics in the Quaternary” 

PG A.5.3 [Ref. #A06]

BAT II a



Within Project Area A, the Project Group A 5.3 will investigate the
biodiversity dynamics in relation with the long-term climatic deterioration
during the Quaternary. The successful applicant will be responsible for the
recovery and evaluation of biotic climate proxies from terrestrial sedimentary
archives. A particular focus will be on the integration of the generated
datasets with information from the marine realm. Participation in university
teaching and the acquisition of external research funding is highly desired. 



Applicants should hold a PhD in geosciences or environmental sciences. Besides
having a strong publication record, they should have experience in planning,
management and evaluation of scientific drilling campaigns, notably on lake and
peat deposits. Very good written and oral communication skills in English and
interest in joining a multidisciplinary team are required. A good level of
German is also expected. 



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

The Research Centre BiK-F 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. The
employer is the SENCKENBERGISCHE NATURFORSCHENDE GESELLSCHAFT.



Please send your application by mail or (preferably) e-mail mentioning the
reference of this position (#A06) and including a detailed CV, a list of
publications and three references until September 10, 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. 



For enquiries about the position and contract conditions please contact Prof.
Dr. B. Stribrny (Email: bernhard.stribrny at senckenberg.de): For scientific
enquiries please contact Prof. Dr. J. Pross (Email:
joerg.pross at em.uni-frankfurt.de ). 



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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 A “Evolution and Climate” invites
applications for a



Post-Doc Position “Biomarkers and Reconstruction of Paleoclimatic Conditions”
PG A5.1 [Ref. #A07]

BAT II a



Within the LOEWE project group "Cenozoic diversification and climate change”
and “Biodiversity loss and climate dynamics in the Quaternary: the way into the
icehouse”, analytical techniques such as gas chromatography/mass spectrometry
(GC-MS) and GC-combustion-isotopic ratio-MS (GC-C-IR-MS) will be applied to
study the molecular structure and isotopic composition of biomarkers in
sediments, peat and coal which are useful for the reconstruction of
paleoenvironmental and paleoclimatic conditions. 

The successful candidate will also participate in the development of a research
proposal in order to obtain additional funding for the Research Centre.



Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Geology or other disciplines related
to environmental sciences. They should have experience with trace analytical
methods, i.e. organic mass spectrometry. Very good written and oral
communication skills in English and interest in joining a multidisciplinary
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 Research Centre BiK-F 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. November 2008 and will initially be restricted
to one year with a possible extension being subject to personal performance and
availability of funds. The duty station will be Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The
employer is the SENCKENBERGISCHE NATURFORSCHENDE GESELLSCHAFT. 



Please send your application by mail or (preferably) e-mail mentioning the
reference of this position (#A07) and including a detailed CV, list of
publications, statement of research interests and three references until
September 20, 2008 to 



Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. V. Mosbrugger, Scientific Coordinator Biodiversity and
Climate Research Centre, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt am Main,
Germany.

E-mail to Personal & Service: bernd.schleich at senckenberg.de 



For scientific enquiries please contact Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Püttmann (E-mail:
puettmann at iau.uni-frankfurt.de). For enquiries regarding the position and
contract conditions please contact Prof. Dr. B. Stribrny (E-mail:
bernhard.stribrny at senckenberg.de ). 



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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 A “Evolution and Climate” invites
applications for a



Post-Doc Position “Mollusc Paleoecology” PG A5.4 [Ref. #A08]

BAT II a 



Within the project "Biodiversity loss and climate dynamics in the Quaternary:
the way into the icehouse", terrestrial, shallow marine, and deep marine
systems will be studied. The successful applicant will be involved in
paleoecological and stratigraphical investigations of Holocene molluscs from
southwestern Mediterranean Sea core samples. 

In addition, he/she will be expected to develop research proposals in order to
obtain additional funding for the Research Centre.



Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in geology and/or palaeontology and have started
to build a record of publications in international, peer-reviewed journals.
They should have great interest in mollusc-paleoecology and Quaternary climate
and sea level changes.

Very good written and oral communication skills in English, knowledge of common
statistics computer software, and an interest in joining a multidisciplinary
research team are further preconditions. 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 Research Centre BiK-F 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 be restricted to one
year. The duty station will be Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The employer is the
SENCKENBERGISCHE NATURFORSCHENDE GESELLSCHAFT.



Please send your application per mail or (preferably) e-mail mentioning  the
reference of this position (#A08) and including CV, list of publications,
statement of research interests and three referees until September 10, 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. 



For further enquiries please contact Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Oschmann

E-mail: oschmann at em.uni-frankfurt.de 





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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 and Climate” invites
applications for a

PhD-Position “Phylogeny and evolution of Herbivores (Bovidae)” 

PG A 5.2 [Ref. #A14], BAT II a /2



The candidate will investigate the phylogeny of key groups of herbivores in
African savannas, mainly based on palaeontological data. Combined analysis of
habitat requirements and distribution of recent species and phylogenies will
serve to reconstruct ecology and distribution of these bovid groups in the
past.

Besides lab work, collection studies, and ecomorphology analyses, participation
in two interdisciplinary field trips to Malawi and Uganda is scheduled within
the next two years. The research project (project leader is Prof. Dr.
Friedemann Schrenk) is linked to large international research projects in the
region (RIFTLINK: www.riftlink.de HCRP: www.paleobiology.de ROCEEH: The Role of
Culture in the early Expansion of Humans). The candidate will also cooperate
with a group of botanists studying the evolution of grasses.



The applicant should hold a MSc degree/Diploma in zoology or vertebrate
palaeontology and should have experience with the standard methods of mammalian
systematics, reconstruction of phylogenies, ecomorphology analyses and related
field work. 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. A participation in university teaching is expected. 



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

The Research Centre BiK-F 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. The
employer is the SENCKENBERGISCHE NATURFORSCHENDE GESELLSCHAFT.



Please apply by sending your application by mail or (preferably) e-mail,
including a letter outlining your suitability for the post, a detailed CV,
contact details of two referees, a copy of your diploma-thesis and/or other
exams, and mentioning  the reference of this position (#A14) until September
10, 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. 



For further enquiries please contact Prof. Dr. Friedemann Schrenk

E-mail: schrenk at senckenberg.de  phone: (+49) +69 970751164, -1165



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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 A “Evolution and Climate” invites
applications for a



Ph.D Position “Phylogeny and evolution of Grasses (Poaceae)” 

PG A5.2  [Ref. #A15], BAT II a/2



The candidate will investigate the phylogeny of key groups of grasses
characteristic for West African savannas, chiefly based on molecular data.
Combined analysis of climatic requirements and distribution of recent species
and phylogenies will serve to reconstruct  ecology and distribution of these
grass groups in the past.

Besides lab work, herbarium studies, and biogeographic analysis, participation
in two interdisciplinary field trips to Burkina Faso and Benin is scheduled
within the next two years. The research project (project leader is Prof. Dr.
Georg Zizka) is linked to large international research projects in the region
(BIOTA: www.biota-africa.org and SUN: www.sunproject.dk). The candidate will
also cooperate with a group of zoologist studying the evolution of large
herbivores.



Applicants must hold a degree in biology (botany) and have experience with the
standard methods of molecular systematics, reconstruction of phylogenies and
character evolution, and biogeographic analysis. Very good written and oral
communication skills in English and interest in joining an international and
interdisciplinary team are requested. At least basic knowledge of French is
highly desirable; knowledge of German would also be an advantage. The
willingness to learn basic German during this assignment and a participation in
university teaching is expected. 



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

The Research Centre BiK-F 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. The
employer is the SENCKENBERGISCHE NATURFORSCHENDE GESELLSCHAFT.



Please send your application by mail or (preferably) e-mail mentioning the
reference of this position (#A15) and including a letter outlining your
suitability for the post, a detailed CV, contact details of 2 referees and a
copy of your diploma-thesis and/or other exams until September 10, 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 



For enquiries please contact Prof. Dr. Georg Zizka E-mail: 
georg.zizka at senckenberg.de 



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- DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 12 SEPTEMBER 2008 -



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 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 (TP C 5.2) [Ref.  #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 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 (preferably) e-mail including a
detailed CV, 3 references, a list of publications and five selected reprints,
and mentionning the reference of the position (#C03) until July 31 [ext. to
September 12], 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



For enquiries about the position and the contract conditions please write to
Prof. Dr. B. Stribrny.  E-mail: 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



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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 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 E “Biodiversity Data and Modelling”
invites applications for the position of a



Postdoctoral Researcher “Meteorology and Climatology” PG E 5.3 [Ref. #E05]

Bat II a



The applicant is expected to hold a doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) in
meteorology, climatology, informatics or similar and to have a strong
publication record. Very good written and oral English language skills, fluency
in German and interest in joining a multidisciplinary research team of
biologists, climatologist and IT specialists. Good knowledge of numerical and
statistical climate models, and experience in the evaluation of climate
projection data and in the operation/use of scientific databases is required.
Familiarity with model data validation methods and geostatistics are a strong
asset. Participation in university teaching and in the acquisition of external
research funding is highly desired.



Responsibilities include:

-	Participation in the set-up of the BiK-F data and service centre in close
collaboration with experts of the Departments of the Goethe-Universität
Frankfurt and of the Senckenberg-Institute, and the Deutscher Wetterdienst
(DWD). 

-	Collection, transfer, processing and archiving of relevant observed and
projected climate data and of data related to biodiversity.

-	Provision of user-defined climate observation and climate projection data to
all projects of BiK-F, including suitable statistical processing, spatial
interpolation, graphical presentation, mapping and validation of the climate
data.

-	Training of BiK-F project members on the handling and limitations of provided
climate data.



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

The Research Centre BiK-F 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. The
employer is the SENCKENBERGISCHE NATURFORSCHENDE GESELLSCHAFT.



Please send your application by mail or (preferably) e-mail mentioning the
reference of this position (#E05) and including a detailed CV, 3 references, a
list of publications and five selected reprints, until September 10, 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, Mr. Bernd Schleich: 
bernd.schleich at senckenberg.de   



For enquiries about the position and the contract conditions please write to
Prof. Dr. B. Ahrens, E-mail: Bodo.Ahrens at iau.uni-frankfurt.de.



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