[Taxacom] PhD position in the project Pyrophob at SDEI in Müncheberg

Martin Wiemers martin.wiemers at univie.ac.at
Thu Sep 24 12:03:37 CDT 2020


*Job announcement ref. #09-20004*

For more than 200 years the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung 
(SGN) represents one of the leading institutions investigating nature 
and its diversity. Currently, Senckenberg employs scientists from more 
than 40 countries across 11 locations in Germany which conduct research 
in the fields of biodiversity, earth system analysis and climate change. 
The head office of Senckenberg is Frankfurt am Main.

The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung intends to fill at the 
Senckenberg German Entomological Institute (SDEI) located in Müncheberg, 
near Berlin, starting 01 January 2021, the position of a

*PhD position (m/f/d) in the project Pyrophob*

(75 %)

The project “Pyrophob” is a joint research project of different 
universities and research institutes in the state of Brandenburg which 
is investigating the development of future forests with higher 
resilience to fires and climate change. The SDEI has taken over the task 
of investigating moth communities in this project.

*Your tasks:*

  * Assessing the moth communities (Macrolepidoptera) with light
    trapping in different regenerating forest areas after extensive
    fires in the central part of Brandenburg (south of Berlin).
  * Determining and analyzing the trapped material, followed by
    publication of the results
  * Strong cooperation with the other working groups in the Pyrophob
    consortium
  * The will to complete a PhD is assumed

*Your profile:*

  * A master degree in biology/zoology or a related discipline
  * Interest in intensively working with moths; a firm taxonomic
    knowledge would be helpful
  * A strong command in statistics
  * A very good command of English, knowledge of German is desired
  * Car driving license
  * Flexibility, team compatibility and skills in communication are
    requested. A high degree of commitment and sense of responsibility
    are essential.

*What is awaiting you?*

  * An attractive and challenging position in a research institution of
    worldwide standing
  * The possibility to conduct a PhD thesis
  * A three years contract with the option of an extension for one more year
  * A salary that reflects the tasks and responsibilities of the
    position based on the collective agreement for public service in the
    state of Brandenburg (TV-L E 13, 75 %)
  * Self-directed action in a motivated and professional environment.

The Senckenberg Research Institutes support equal opportunity of men and 
women and therefore strongly invite women to apply. Equally qualified 
handicapped applicants will be given preference. The place of employment 
is Müncheberg, Germany.

*You would like to apply?*

Please send your application documents (CV, complete academic 
certificates and credentials, references and a letter of motivation), 
mentioning the reference of this *job announcement (ref. #09-20004)* 
before *October 4th, 2020* by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf 
document) to:

Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

Senckenberganlage 25

60325 Frankfurt am Main

E-Mail: recruiting at senckenberg.de <mailto:recruiting at senckenberg.de>

For more information, please contact Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmitt, 
Thomas.Schmitt at senckenberg.de <mailto:Thomas.Schmitt at senckenberg.de> or 
+ 49 33432 73698 – 3701.

-- 
Dr. Martin Wiemers
Head of Ecology
Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut
Eberswalder Str. 90
15374 Müncheberg
Germany
Tel. +49 33432 73698-3740
e-mail: martin.wiemers at senckenberg.de
www.senckenberg.de



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