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Postdoctoral Researcher (Freshwater Ecologist) & PhD Student (River Ecology) positions available

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Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung has an international reputation in all fields of Natural History research. It runs six research institutes and two museums in Germany and is also custodian of the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Messel.

The Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) is a joint venture between the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main, and additional partners. It is funded by the German Federal State of Hessen through the Initiative for the Development of Scientific and Economic Excellence (LOEWE). The mission of the Centre is to carry out internationally outstanding research on the interactions of biodiversity and climate change at the organism level.

The Department of River Ecology and Conservation at Senckenberg and the Research Area B of BiK-F jointly invites applications for a

Postdoctoral Researcher (Freshwater Ecologist)

The successful candidate will join a highly motivated team of 20 scientists and research support staff who are working at the Senckenberg Research Station Gelnhausen (close to Frankfurt) on a variety of topics in river and floodplain ecology and conservation.

Candidates must hold a PhD, have a strong track record of international publications, a background in freshwater (macro-) ecology and zoology, and advanced skills in analysis of large datasets and/or ecological modeling.

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake research on global change impacts on riverine ecosystem, to develop an externally funded research programme, to manage projects, and to advise graduate students. We are seeking an individual with excellent verbal and written communication skills who is willing to co-operate with other research groups at Senckenberg, the University of Frankfurt, and the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F).

The position is full time. Salary and benefits are according to public service positions in Germany (TV-H E 13). The position is available from June 1st. Initial employment is for up to two years with a possible extension being subject to personal performance and availability of funds.

Senckenberg wishes to increase the share of women in areas where they are underrepresented, and strongly encourages women to apply. Senckenberg has an affirmative action policy for the disabled and especially encourages them to apply.

Please apply by sending your application to Dr. Johannes Heilmann, Senckenberg, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt/Main, Germany, by mail or preferably by e-mail in a single pdf, including a letter outlining your suitability for the post, a detailed CV, contact details of 2 referees, a list of publications and funding until April 23, 2012 to: recruiting@senckenberg.de.

For scientific enquiries feel free to contact: peter.haase@senckenberg.de


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Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung has an international reputation in all fields of Natural History research. It runs six research institutes and two museums in Germany and is also custodian of the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Messel.

The Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) is a joint venture between the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main, and additional partners. It is funded by the German Federal State of Hessen through the Initiative for the Development of Scientific and Economic Excellence (LOEWE). The mission of the Centre is to carry out internationally outstanding research on the interactions of biodiversity and climate change at the organism level.

The Department of River Ecology and Conservation at Senckenberg and the Research Area B of BiK-F jointly invites applications for a

PhD Student (River Ecology)

The successful candidate will join a highly motivated team of 20 scientists and research support staff who are working at the Senckenberg Research Station Gelnhausen (close to Frankfurt) and in close cooperation with Research Area B of BiK-F on a variety of topics in river and floodplain ecology and conservation.

Candidates must hold a Master in Biology or related disciplines, have a background in freshwater (macro-) ecology and zoology, and advanced skills in analysis of large datasets and/or ecological modeling.

The successful candidate will be expected to analyse large data sets in the context of global change impacts on riverine ecosystems, to contribute to research projects, and to co-advise undergraduate students. We are seeking an individual with excellent verbal and written communication skills who is willing to co-operate with other research groups at Senckenberg, the University of Frankfurt, and the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F).

Scholarship funding is available for three years, starting from June 1st 2012.

Senckenberg wishes to increase the share of women in areas where they are underrepresented, and strongly encourages women to apply. Senckenberg has an affirmative action policy for the disabled and especially encourages them to apply.

Please apply by sending your application to Dr. Johannes Heilmann, Senckenberg, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt/Main, Germany, by mail or preferably by e-mail in a single pdf, including a letter outlining your suitability for the post, a detailed CV, contact details of 2 referees, a list of publications and funding until April 23, 2012 to: recruiting@senckenberg.de.

For scientific enquiries feel free to contact: peter.haase@senckenberg.de

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