The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) is a member institution of the Leibniz Association. With almost 800 employees and its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, Senckenberg conducts natural history research with research institutions in six federal states of Germany. SGN also assists the UNESCO World Heritage Site « Grube Messel ».
The Department of River Ecology and Conservation at Senckenberg (Gelnhausen) in cooperation with the Faculty of Biology at the University of Duisburg-Essen jointly invite application for a
2 Postdoctoral Researchers (Freshwater Ecology) (full time; 2+2 years)
Your tasks:
 Conduct research on global change impacts on riverine ecosystems within the
framework of different projects of the department
 Data analysis, preparation of manuscripts and reports
 Involvement in national and international projects (EUBON, eLTER, etc.)
 Mentoring graduate students
Your profile:
 PhD in Ecology or a related field
 Solid background in freshwater (macro-) ecology and zoology (preferably benthic
 Advanced skills in the analysis of large ecological datasets
 Strong track record of international publications
 Excellent written and oral communication and project presentation skills
Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany (TV-H E13, 100%). The contract should start around August 1st 2016 and will be restricted to 2 years with a possible extension by another 2 years being subject to personal performance.
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, Germany. The employer is the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung.
Please send your application before April, 30st 2016, preferably by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document), mentioning the reference of this position (Ref. #04-16004) and including a letter outlining your suitability for the post, a detailed CV, contact details of 2 references, a list of publications and funding to the Head of Administration:
Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt
E-Mail: [email protected]
For scientific enquiries please get in contact with Prof. Dr. Peter Haase, [email protected]

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