16.12.2019

PhD Position/Research Associate (m/f/d)

Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN), Frankfurt am Main

For over 200 years the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) represents one of the most relevant institutions investigating nature and its diversity. Currently, scientists from more than 40 countries across 11 locations in Germany conduct research in the fields of biodiversity, earth system analysis and climate change. The head office of Senckenberg is Frankfurt am Main together with the Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt.

The Department of River Ecology and Conservation at Senckenberg in cooperation with the Faculty of Biology at the University of Duisburg-Essen jointly invite application for a

PhD Position/Research Associate (m/f/d)

Research field: Ecology

Within a large EU-funded research project (eLTER PLUS; 33 partner institutions from 20 countries; 10 Mill. €), unique long-term biodiversity and environmental data across Europe will be analyzed to unravel pattern of biodiversity change and the drivers of such changes. The data comprise various terrestrial, marine and freshwater taxa groups as well as in situ environmental data and belong to the most comprehensive long-term datasets in the world.

Your tasks

  • Identifying temporal pattern of various species communities
  • Identifying drivers of temporal changes in populations and communities
  • Statistical analyses using R, preparation of manuscripts
  • Working together with other PhD students and Postdocs within the department as well as within the eLTER PLUS project

Your profile

  • Master degree/Diploma in Ecology or a related field
  • Solid background in ecology (preferably zoology)
  • Advanced skills in the statistical analysis of (large) ecological datasets
  • Very good written and oral communication skills

What awaits you?

Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany (TV-H E 13, 50%), starting around April 1st, 2020. The position is limited for 3 years.

The Senckenberg Research Institute supports equal opportunity of men and women and therefore strongly invites women to apply. Equally qualified handicapped applicants will be given preference. The place of employment will be Gelnhausen (Hesse), Germany. The university for the finalization of the PhD will be Duisburg-Essen. The employer is the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung.

You would like to apply?

Please send your complete application documents (in a single PDF file) mentioning the reference number of this job announcement (ref. #04-19009) until January 23, 2020 and include

  • a cover letter outlining your motivation and suitability for the position
  • a detailed CV
  • copies of your educational certificates and transcripts
  • a list of publications and solicited funding (if available)
  • contact details of 2 referees

Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

Senckenberganlage 25

60325 Frankfurt

E-mail: recruiting(at)senckenberg.de

For scientific enquiries please get in contact with Prof. Dr. Peter Haase, peter.haase(at)senckenberg.de.

www.senckenberg.de