[Taxacom] Botanic Garden & Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem: Postdoctoral position announcement

Kilian, Norbert n.kilian at bgbm.org
Mon Nov 17 06:18:46 CST 2014

Dear Taxacomers,

I am pleased to announce below the opportunity for a two-year postdoctoral positions in the Asterales Research Group at the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlen, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany.

For additional information on the position contact Norbert Kilian (n.kilian at bgbm.org)
Best regards,

Dr Norbert Kilian
Head, Research Group Asterales
Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem
Freie Universitaet Berlin
Königin-Luise-Str. 6–8
14195 Berlin

Postdoc (Mattfeld-Quadbeck Research Curatorship)
Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem
limited to 31.01.2017
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU

The Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem is one of the world's leading institutions with а research focus on plant taxonomy and biodiversity. With extensive herbarium and living plant collections and more than 30 scientific staff, one among several focal areas addresses plant diversity in the Euro-Mediterranean region. The institution is working towards an improved integration of molecular and morphological approaches in plant systematics, especially with the aim of improving the quality of monographic work and of accelerating the assessment of species diversity, as а scientific basis for plant conservation. With funding from the Mattfeld-Quadbeck foundation, а research curatorship is opened to work with natural history collections bу using modern evolutionary research methods.

Job description: The successful applicant will be part of the BGBM's Research Group Asterales and work in projects studying the diversity and evolution of exemplar taxa in Asteraceae especially, with а focus on the East Mediterranean and adjacent regions. The candidate's duties will range from phylogenetic analyses, generating taxonomic treatments and related topics to applying scientific results to improve the curatorial standard of the respective collections. Work will include active interaction with international partners and travelling to field sites, in particular in the East Mediterranean and the Caucasus.

Requirements: Ph.D. in plant sciences.  Applicants must have completed or be near completion of the Ph.D. and must provide, in the latter case, proof of completion of the degree before the position begins.

Desirable: Robust background in plant systematics with an understanding of collection-based research; deep interest and proven experience in molecular systematics (phylogenetic and biogeographic reconstructions, molecular dating); talent for teamwork; excellent communication and organisational skills; strong command of English (spoken and written).

All applications quoting the reference code MQ 2015 should be addressed, not later than 8 December 2014 to:
Freie Universität Berlin
Zentraleinrichtung Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum
Frau Sylke Gottwald
Königin-Luise-Str. 6-8
14195 Berlin

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