[Taxacom] job posting

Brokamp, Grischa G.Brokamp at bgbm.org
Wed Feb 1 09:59:27 CST 2017


To whom it may concern,

we appreciated very much the publication of the here following job offer in your newsletter!

Please do not hesitate to contact me in case there are any questions!

Many thanks and all the best,
Grischa Brokamp

2 PhD positions (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).

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 1 (position code ColBioDiv-WP1): Evolution and genetic diversity of selected flowering plant lineages in the Colombian Caribbean, Lead Supervisor: Thomas Borsch.
Tasks of the employee: Botanical fieldwork in tropical dry-lands in the Colombian Caribbean; Assistance in establishment and inventory of plots, herbarium studies; Preparation and analysis of molecular and morphological data sets for phylogeny reconstruction of selected flowering plant groups as well as taxonomic research (Clarification of art concepts, compilation of descriptions, etc.); Compilation of species occurrence data and bio-geographical analyses; Assessment of the genetic diversity of selected flowering plant species.
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; Work experience in the DNA lab and pertinent knowledge in phylogeny; Relevant background knowledge in botanical systematics; Very good English and Spanish language skills; Secure handling of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

PhD 2 (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).

Both positions are to be filled starting at 1st of April 2017
Deadline for application (both positions): 20. February 2017

Please send your application accompanied by the corresponding position code and the relevant documentation (file type pdf only) to the BGBM’s general administration office, either by e-mail (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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