[Taxacom] PhD position in Frankfurt, Germany
katharina.schulte at senckenberg.de
Wed Jul 30 05:47:06 CDT 2008
please find now attached the announcement of a PhD position in
With best regards,
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
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
Mail: katharina.schulte at senckenberg.de
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