[Taxacom] Job Offer: Postodctoral Researcher (m/f) / PhD Position - Soil Biodiversity and Function

recruiting recruiting at senckenberg.de
Mon Oct 9 03:56:31 CDT 2017

Dear all,

please find our new job offer in this e-mail. 

The Senckenberg Nature Research Society (SGN) is an institution of the
Leibniz Association with almost
800 employees in total. It operates six internationally leading
research institutes located in seven federal
states with its main headquarters in Frankfurt am Main. The SGN also
administers the UNESCO World
Heritage Site "Grube Messel".

For the BMBF project „MediAN - Mechanisms of ecosystem services in
hardwood floodplain forests, the
Senckenberg Nature Research Society is inviting applications to its
institute in Görlitz Museum of
Natural History (SMNG) in the Department of Soil Zoology for the
position of a

Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f) / PhD Position
(Soil Biodiversity and Function)

Within the framework of the research programme „Research for the
National Biodiversity Strategy, the
cooperative project „MediAN - Mechanisms of ecosystem services in
hardwood floodplain forests will be
funded for another 5 years. Aims of this project are a better
understanding of the mechanisms underlying
the ecosystem services of hardwood floodplain forests and their
spatio-temporal variability. A main task is
the establishment of hardwood forests in the Middle Elbe River,
highlighting biodiversity conservation,
floodwater protection and carbon sequestration. The lead partner is the
University of Hamburg; project
partners include the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research
Leipzig, the Senckenberg Nature
Research Society, the Technical University Berlin, the B.U.N.D. Centre
for Floodplain Ecology Lenzen
Castle, and the Loki Schmidt Foundation. The role of the SGN in this
project is the study and assessment
of soil biodiversity (Collembola and Lumbricidae) and soil-biological
decomposition activities in a forestage
and hydrological gradient.

Your tasks:
· Fieldwork (soil-zoological sampling, decomposition tests)
· Species determination (Collembola, Lumbricidae)
· Data analysis and assessment (biodiversity, gradient analysis)
· Preparation of project reports; representation and presentation of
the project, i.e. at conferences etc.
· Writing high-quality publications on the project content

Your profile:
· PhD in soil ecology with a thorough knowledge of soil fauna (in
particular Collembola, Lumbricidae)
Alternatively: a Master degree with a similar background; the position
would then be a PhD position,
limited for 3 years
· Extensive experience in soil-zoological fieldwork, species
determination, and data analysis
· Willingness to travel (fieldwork, project meetings), drivers license,
physical resilience
· Familiarity with interdisciplinary research environments
· Explicit publication experience, excellent written and oral
presentation skills
· Outstanding command of spoken and written German and English
· Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team, willingness and ability
to assume responsibility

Salary and benefits are according to the German public service position
(TV-L E13, 62,5%). The position
will start on January 1st, 2018 and be limited to June30th, 2022, with
a possible extension. The employer
is the Senckenberg Nature Research Society; the place of employment is
Görlitz, Germany. Senckenberg
supports equal opportunity of men and women and therefore strongly
invites women to apply. Equally
qualified handicapped applicants will be given preference.

Are you interested? 

Please send your application before October 15th, 2017 (application
deadline) by
e-mail (attachment in a single PDF file), mentioning the reference of
this position (ref. #08-17004) and
including a letter outlining your suitability, a detailed CV,
educational transcripts, contact details of two
references and a list of publications to:

Prof. Dr. Willi Xylander
c/o Senckenberg Museum für Naturkunde Görlitz
PF 30 01 54
02806 Görlitz
E-Mail: recruiting at senckenberg.de 

For scientific enquiries please contact Dr. David Russell, +49 (0)3581
/ 4760-5502.


Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Best regards
Isabel Gajcevic, M.A.
Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
(Rechtsfähiger Verein gemäß § 22 BGB)
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Besucheradresse: Voltastraße 1, 60486 Frankfurt am Main (5.
Telefon/Phone: 0049 (0)69 / 7542 - 
Leiterin Personal & Soziales
- 1458 Loke, Uta
Stellv. Leiterin Gruppe Personal  & Soziales
- 1319 Elsen, Carina
Mitarbeiter/in Personalbeschaffung (Recruiting)
- 1313 di Biase, Maria
- 1313 Helm, Jessica
- 1478 Gajcevic, Isabel
Fax: 0049 (0)69 / 7542-1467
Mail: recruiting at senckenberg.de


Direktorium: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Volker Mosbrugger, Prof. Dr. Andreas
Mulch, Stephanie Schwedhelm, Prof. Dr. Katrin Böhning-Gaese, Prof. Dr.
Uwe Fritz, Prof. Dr. Ingrid Kröncke 
Präsidentin: Dr. h. c. Beate Heraeus
Aufsichtsbehörde: Magistrat der Stadt Frankfurt am Main (Ordnungsamt)
Senckenberg forscht für Ihr Leben gern! www.200jahresenckenberg.de

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