Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d)

Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN), Frankfurt am Main

The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) is a member of the Leibniz Association and is based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. SGN conducts natural history research with almost 800 employees and research institutions in six federal states. Within SGN, the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) explores the interactions between biodiversity, climate, and society.

The department of botany invites applications for a

Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d)

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with an excellent background in molecular systematics/evolutionary biology. Experience with laboratory techniques and phylogenetic/population genetic analysis of DNA are essential. Organisational skills, a teaching record and willingness to apply for external funds are also expected. A proficiency of English is essential. Knowledge or the willingness to acquire command of the German language is desired.

We expect the successful applicant to participate in the research programs of the department at least with part of his/her research activities. The position entails the supervision of our "Grunelius-Möllgaard-laboratory for Molecular Systematics and Evolution" and limited teaching obligations.

Your tasks

  • Pursue your own research on plant or fungal systematics, phylogeny and/or evolution individually and together with colleagues from Senckenberg 
  • Publish research results in international peer-reviewed journals 
  • Supervise the Grunelius-Möllgaard lab for Molecular Evolution 
  • Participate in teaching and outreach activities of the department

Your profile 

  • A PhD degree in biology with a focus on plants or fungi 
  • Experience with the generation and analysis of molecular genetic data 
  • Interest in the systematics and evolution of plants or fungi 
  • Good writing skills and command of English

Salary and benefits are according to a full-time public service position in Germany (TV-H E 13, 100%). The position is a two years-term post, starting from 1 July 2022.

The Senckenberg Research Institutes support 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 is in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Please send your application, mentioning the reference of this job offer (ref.#01-22020) before May, 31st 2022 by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document) and including a cover letter describing your motivation to apply, a detailed CV and contact details of two potential referees to Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, recruiting(at)senckenberg.de.