[Syrphidae] Researcher Position / PhD Position (Muencheberg)

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Job offer ref. #09-17002
The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) is a member of the
Leibniz Association and is based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. SGN
conducts natural history research with almost 800 employees and research
institutions in six federal states with its main headquarters in Frankfurt
am Main. The SGN also administers the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Grube
For the DFG project “Landscape genetics of insect-pollinated forest herbs
in changing agricultural landscapes”, the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für
Naturforschung invites applications for a

Researcher Position / PhD Position

The SGN is searching for a talented and motivated applicant (m/f) to join
the Ecology Section at the Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut
(SDEI) in cooperation with the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape
Research (ZALF) in the context of this DFG-funded project. The successful
candidate will join a highly motivated team of entomologists, landscape
ecologists, and molecular ecologists in studying the insect pollinators and
plants of forest fragments along a European gradient.
The position entails the possibility to conduct research towards a doctoral
degree with the thesis’ working title “The role of pollinators for the gene
flow among fragmented forest herb populations in changing agricultural

Your task:
•Conducting field and molecular lab work
•Contributing to the identification and collection of specimens from
selected groups (Hymenoptera-Aculeata, Diptera-Syrphidae, forest plant
•Conducting plant and pollinator experiments
•Analysis of landscape, population genetic, and species data
•Contributing to the public outreach of the project

Your profile:
•M.Sc./University Diploma in Biology or related field (Ecology,
Entomology, Botany, Conservation)
•Taxonomic skills in a specific group of insects (preferably within
Hymenoptera-Aculeata, Diptera-Syrphidae), and good general knowledge of
central European insects
•Experience with molecular lab work, especially microsatellite markers
•Good computer skills preferable including at least basic GIS knowledge,
statistical skills, R
•Willingness to work both in the field and in the molecular lab
•Outstanding command of spoken and written German and English
•Driving license

Salary and benefits are according to public service position in Germany
(TV-L E13, 65%). The position will start on February 1st, 2018 and will be
limited to January 31th, 2021. The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für
Naturforschung 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 Müncheberg,
Are you interested? Please send your application before November 15th, 2017
by e-mail (attachment in a single PDF file), mentioning the reference of
this position (ref.#09-17002) and including a cover
letter detailing your research interests and experience, a detailed CV,
your full credentials, names of two references, and a copy of your
Master/Diploma degree to:

Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt am Main
E-Mail: recruiting at senckenberg.de
For scientific enquiries please contact Dr. Stephanie Holzhauer,
stephanie.holzhauer at senckenberg.de.



Uta Loke
recruiting at senckenberg.de
Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

Ansprechpartner: Uta Loke, uta.loke at senckenberg.de


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