[Taxacom] PhD position in Frankfurt, Germany

Katharina Schulte katharina.schulte at senckenberg.de
Wed Jul 30 05:47:06 CDT 2008

Dear colleagues,
please find now attached the announcement of a PhD position in 
Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

With best regards,
Katharina Schulte

The Department of Botany and Molecular Evolution at the Senckenberg 
Research Institute in Frankfurt/Main (Germany) invites applications for a

PhD-Position in Phylogeny and Evolution
(Ref. DGF ZI 557/7-1)

within the project "Cenozoic diversification in the Bromelioideae 
(Bromeliacae): character evolution and climate change", funded by the 
German Science Foundation (DFG).

The candidate will investigate the phylogeny of Bromelioideae 
(Bromeliaceae) with molecular methods, specifically DNA-sequencing of 
nuclear markers. The phylogenies are intended to reconstruct 1) 
character evolution within the subfamily, 2) historical biogeography, 3) 
date evolutionary processes, and 4) analyse the data in relation to 
climate change.

The applicant must have a diploma or master degree in biology/botany and 
have experience with the standard methods of molecular systematics and 
reconstruction of phylogenies. Experience in the reconstruction of 
character evolution and in biogeographic analysis are highly desirable. 
In addition, the applicant should be competent in written and spoken 
English and enjoy working in an international and interdisciplinary 
team. The applicant will also work together with the research field 
“Evolution and Climate” of the research center “Biodiversity and climate”.
A participation in university teaching (max. 2 SWS) is expected.

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

The Research Institute Senckenberg 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. A prolongation for 1 year is possible. The duty 
station will be Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Please apply by sending your application preferably digitally by e-mail 
or by 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 September 15, 2008 to

Prof. Dr. G. Zizka, Head of the Department Botany and Molecular Evolution,
Research Institute Senckenberg and Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main
Senckenberganlage 25, D-60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
E-mail: georg.zizka at senckenberg.de

For further enquiries please contact Dr. Katharina Schulte
E-mail: Katharina.Schulte at senckenberg.de, phone: ++49 +69 970751184

Dr. Katharina Schulte

Abt. Botanik & molekulare Evolutionsforschung
Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg und J.W. Goethe-Universität
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt/Main

Tel: 0049-(0)69-97075-1184
Fax: 0049-(0)69-97075-1137
Mail: katharina.schulte at senckenberg.de

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