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 German Long-term Ecosystem Research (LTER) network jointly invite application for a

2 Postdoctoral Researchers (Long-term Ecosystem Research) (full time; 2+2 years)

Your tasks:
 Conduct long-term ecosystem research using long-term data from the LTER site Rhine-
Main-Observatory and further national and international LTER sites
 Data analysis, writing of manuscripts and reports
 Scientific coordination of the LTER site Rhine-Main-Observatory including national and
international projects (EUBON, eLTER, etc.)
 Mentoring graduate students
Your profile:
 PhD in Ecology or a related field
 Solid background in (freshwater) ecology and zoology (invertebrates)
 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, 30th 2016, preferably by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document), mentioning the reference of this position (Ref. #04-16002) 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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