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German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig
iDiv, the German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig, invites applications to

2 postdoctoral positions
Reg.-Nr. 206/2017

for candidates having a strong background in integrative biodiversity research and deep interest in interdisciplinary studies.
iDiv (German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig) is the world-leading institute for integrative biodiversity research with the central mission to promote theory-driven synthesis and data-driven theory. The concept of iDiv encompasses the detection of biodiversity, understanding its emergence, exploring its consequences for ecosystem functions and services, and developing strategies to safeguard biodiversity under global change. iDiv is hosted by Leipzig University (UL) and operates together with Martin-Luther-University Halle- Wittenberg (MLU), Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (FSU) and Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ). The scientific consortium is further enhanced by the expertise of many research institutes (Max Planck Society, Leibniz Association, Klaus Tschira Foundation). The consortium is highly interdisciplinary and offers a unique opportunity to develop transdisciplinary vision on biodiversity.
As part of an internal initiative to value synergies inside the consortium, iDiv, FSU and UFZ offer 2 postdoctoral positions in the field of integrative biodiversity research with the emphasis on aquatic microbial ecology, microbial interactions and eco-evolutionary dynamics, different trophic levels of microbial communities, ecological modelling, data synthesis and omics-research.
Both positions are detailed on: https://www.idiv.de/about_idiv/career/phd_positions.html
We offer:
  • Cutting-edge research projects to be conducted in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Working in an integrative research environment offering many networking opportunities
  • Individual supervision by iDiv researchers
  • An English-speaking program to approach biodiversity research from multiple points of view in an international environment
  • Competitive funding provided for international and German students
We seek:
Highly motivated scientists with a strong background in biodiversity research and deep interest in interdisciplinary studies. German skills are not a prerequisite, good command of English is necessary. Applicants must hold a PhD degree at the start of the contract. The employment contract is foreseen for two years; salary will be paid in accordance with the German public service salary scale (TV-L/TVöD Bund E13, 100% of a full time employment). Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in case of equal suitability.
Applications are accepted via our application portal under apply.idiv.de mentioning the research project number. Applicants can apply to both positions, with tailored motivation letter for each project. Hard copy applications can be sent to German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig; Dr. Joanna Hanzel; Deutscher Platz 5e; 04103 Leipzig. Submission deadline is Friday, September 01, 2017. For queries on the application process, please contact joanna.hanzel@idiv.de.
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Closing date: 01.09.2017
Closing date: 1 September 2017 Published on academics.com on date 10 August 2017
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