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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 A “Evolution and Climate” invites applications for a

Research Assistant (/PhD) Position
“Plant diversification in the Indomalesian, Australasian and Pacific islands region”
PG A1 [Ref. #A22]
BAT IIa/2

Essentials:
We look for a highly motivated candidate holding a Diploma or Master´s degree in a relevant subject with a sound background in molecular systematics techniques (incl. proven experience in successfully working on DNA of old/historical herbarium specimens) and plant morphology. You will demonstrate interest in plant systematics and plant biogeography studies. Good communication skills, the ability to work independently and the willingness to conduct fieldwork in the Asian tropics are essential. A good working knowledge of English is required. It is desired that the successful applicant will earn a PhD degree in this position.

Job duties:
You will combine existing DNA sequence data with new data collected and produced during the project to reconstruct evolutionary relationships and the biogeographic history of different plant taxa occurring in the Indomalesian, Australasian and Pacific islands region. The multi-gene phylogenetic trees will be set in a temporal context by fossil constraints. You will be expected to contribute to teaching at undergraduate levels. The willingness to develop and submit research funding proposals is required.

Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany (BAT IIa/2, approx. € 29.400 gross per annum). 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 initially be restricted to 18 months, with possible extension subject to the acquisition of additional external funding. The duty station will be Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Please send your application by e-mail, including 1) a cover letter outlining relevant background and work experience, 2) a full curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, 3) copies of educational certificates/thesis, 4) names and addresses of two referees, before April 28th 2009 to Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. V. Mosbrugger, Scientific Coordinator Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Senckenberganlage 25, D-60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Service and Finances), 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 (Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and for scientific enquiries to Dr. Alexandra Nora Muellner (Email: alexan!
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Ursula Maurer
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Biodiversität und Klima Forschungszentrum BiK-F
Frankfurt am Main

Ansprechpartner: Dr. A. Muellner, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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