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The Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Faculty for Environmental and Natural Science invites applications for a Postdoc Scientist in the Department of Ecology in Cottbus. This position is intended to be occupied by the earliest possible date.

Postdoc Scientist
(Qualification position)

5 years; full time; salary E 13 TV-L
Reference: 56/17
  • Research
    • Scientific research in the subject area Biodiversity-Ecosystem Function Research (e. g. Animal-Plant Interactions) with expected expertise in one or more taxonomic groups, field ecological methods and statistical analyses
    • Applications for and supervision of research projects
    • Scientific publications and conference contributions
    • Administrative tasks in research projects
  • Scientific research focusing on the submission of a habilitation thesis
  • Teaching, including:
    • Contributions to student education (lectures, thesis supervision)
    • Preparation, supervision and examination of practical courses and excursions
    • Preparation of teaching material
M.Sc. or University Diploma in Biology or Ecology or a related subject, Dr. or PhD in Ecology or a related subject; Experience in the publication of research results in peer-reviewed, international scientific journals; good English language knowledge (speaking and writing); Experience in the acquisition of research projects; Driver license; Ability to work independent and in a team; Analytic thinking, talent for organisation and commitment to research and teaching; Social skills dealing with students and colleagues.
We value diversity and welcome all applications - regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic or social origin, religion / ideology, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity.
BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg strives for a well-balanced gender relation in all groups of employees.
Handicapped applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualification.
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Applications with the usual documents (application letter stating the motivation, CV and certificates) should be send (preferably by email) to Prof. Dr. Klaus Birkhofer (a single pdf file max. 5 MB) stating the reference until 19.11.2017. email:

Closing date: 19.11.2017
Closing date: 19 November 2017 Published on on date 7 September 2017
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