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Saturday, 24 April 2010 20:46

The Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) has recently been founded by the Senckenberg Gesellschaft fuer Naturforschung, the Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, and additional partners. It is funded by the Federal State of Hesse through its Initiative for the Development of Scientific and Economic Excellence (LOEWE). The mission of the Centre is to carry out internationally outstanding research on the interactions of biodiversity and climate change at the organism level. The Project Area C "Adaption and Climate" invites applications for the position of a

Research Assistant (/PhD) position “Wolfsmilchschwärmer”
Project C2.4 [Ref. #C35]
BAT IIa/2

The successful applicant will use molecular systematics techniques to investigate recent changes in the southern European ranges of lineages of the Hyles euphorbiae complex (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Extant populations will be sampled repeatedly to detect ongoing changes in haplotype composition. For comparison, methods of ancient DNA analyses will be used to sequence older museum specimens from areas of present hybrid zones. It is desired that the successful applicant earn a PhD degree in this position.

The applicant should hold an earned Diploma or Masters degree in biology, and have a sound background in population genetics and/or molecular phylogeography. Experience with RNA and qPCR is an asset for project prolongation. Fluent written and oral communication skills in English and willingness to develop and submit research funding proposals are required.

Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany (BAT IIa/2).
The Research Centre BiK-F advocates gender equality. Women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Equally qualified severely handicapped applicants will be given preference.
The contract shall start as soon as possible and will be initially restricted to 19 months, with possible extension subject to the acquisition of additional external funding. The place of employment will be Dresden, Germany. The employer is the SENCKENBERG GESELLSCHAFT FUER NATURFORSCHUNG.

Please send your application by e-mail attachment, mentioning the reference of this position (#C35) and including a letter outlining your suitability for the post, a detailed CV, contact details of 2 referees and a copy of your diploma-thesis and/or other exams before April 20th to:
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. V. Mosbrugger, Scientific Coordinator Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Senckenberganlage 25, D-60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany. E-mail (to Service and Finances): This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with Cc. to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For enquiries about the position and the contract conditions please write to Prof. Dr. B. Stribrny (e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and for scientific enquiries to Dr. A. Hundsdörfer (e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

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Anna Hundsdoerfer
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Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre
Frankfurt am Main

Ansprechpartner: Anna Hundsdoerfer ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

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