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Junior Research Group Leader (f/m) for Forest Pathology
Published(1072 days ago)
Deadline for applications(1023 days ago)
University of GöttingenGöttingen
The Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology of the University
of Göttingen will establish a junior research group in the area of Forest
Pathology. The Faculty welcomes qualified candidates to apply for the
position of a
Junior Research Group Leader
for Forest Pathology - pay grade 14 TV-L -
The regular working hours will be 100 % (currently 39.8 hours per
week) with an initial, fixed-term contract for 3 years. An extension to
a total period of five years is possible following a positive evaluation.
The successful candidate will establish an independent molecular research
programme aimed at problems associated with microbial pathogens in
the forestry sector. The junior research group will be involved with
teaching, predominately in the Bachelor Programme „Molecular Ecosystem
Sciences, which is taught in English. Practical international collaboration
is also desirable.
The following are requirements for this position:
A scientific university degree with a very good final grade and a
doctorate in a discipline related to life sciences (forestry or biology)
Relevant practical knowledge of microbial ecology and molecular
techniques, preferably including forest pathogens
Very good knowledge of English and a willingness to teach in English
Applications can be submitted immediately upon completion of a doctorate,
but postdoctoral experience is welcomed. The Faculty offers an excellent
working environment that will provide the junior research group with
excellent opportunities to collaborate on a national and international level
with research associations. The position can be used to further a scientific
qualification, e.g. to achieve a postdoctoral teaching qualification.
The University of Göttingen aspires to increase the proportion of women
working in areas in which women are underrepresented, and therefore
strongly encourages qualified female candidates to apply for this position.
The University also sees itself as a family-friendly university, and promotes
a balance between science/career and family. The university has
set itself the goal of employing a higher number of severely disabled
people. Applications from severely disabled people of equal merit will
be given preference.
Please submit applications along with the specified documents and a twopage
project outline for the planned field of research by 1st December 2016. Applications will be accepted only if
they are submitted via the application portal at
Please contact Prof. Dr. Polle (email: apolle@ gwdg.de) if you have any questions.
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