[Taxacom] Job offer: PhD position (Biology - vegetation science) available at BGBM

Brokamp, Grischa G.Brokamp at bgbm.org
Fri Apr 7 03:37:30 CDT 2017

PhD position (TV-L FU, E 13, 50 %) in Biology (Botany, Vegetation science) available at Botanischer Garten Botanisches Museum (BGBM, Freie Universität Berlin) within the framework of the Colombian-German research project “Integrated Biodiversity Management in exemplar regions of Colombia (ColBioDiv)” funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

General Information: ColBioDiv is a Colombian-German collaborative research project of 39 months’ duration (01.01.2017-31.03.2020), which incorporates various Colombian and German research institutions and subject areas (biology, geography, political science). The principal objective of ColBioDiv is to provide the scientific basis for biodiversity management as an integral part of a sustainable development in two model regions of Colombia: (1) The Andean region around the capital Bogotá (Distrito Capital) and (2) the Caribbean region around the business metropolis Barranquilla. Both regions urbanize strongly with high population influx and thus have an increasing impact on the surrounding ecosystems, i.e., the Andean mountain rainforests (Bosque Altoandino) and Páramos and tropical dry forests (Bosque Seco Tropical) of the Caribbean, respectively. Both regions harbor a remarkable biodiversity and also provide a variety of ecosystem services, which underlines their central importance in regards to water supply and the conservation of biodiversity.

PhD position (code ColBioDiv-WP2): Analysis of vegetation structure and biomass production in forests of the Higher Andes (Bosques Altoandinos) and of the spatial distribution of the different entities, Lead Supervisor: Thomas Borsch.
Tasks of the employee: Botanical fieldwork and vegetation ecology studies in high-Andean ecosystems in the surroundings of Bogotá; Assistance in establishment of plots and inventory of vascular plants; Analysis of vegetation structure and definition of succession and degradation stages, respectively; Compilation and analysis of relevant environmental data; Biomass determination (field-/laboratory-based or by using remote sensing data).
Prerequisites for employment: University degree in biology or a related subject area (Master or Diploma)
Further requirements: Very good communication and team skills; Experience abroad; Very good knowledge in statistics and experience in working with SPSS and R or similar software applications, respectively; Relevant knowledge in geo-botany, vegetation ecology and/or plant geography; Experience in dealing with remote sensing data and GIS software; Work experience in the soil laboratory; Very good English and Spanish language skills; Secure handling of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

The position starts approximately on the 15th of May 2017

Deadline for application is 18th of April 2017

Please send your application accompanied by the corresponding position code and the relevant documentation to the BGBM’s general administration office, either by e-mail (file type pdf only, av-p at bgbm.org<mailto:av-p at bgbm.org>) or by regular mail to Freie Universität Berlin, Zentraleinrichtung Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum, Allgemeine Verwaltung, Königin-Luise-Str. 6-8, 14195 Berlin (Dahlem).

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