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Saturday, 24 April 2010 20:46

The Institute for Systematic Botany and Ecoloy is looking for 2 PhD-students to work on the following topics:
1. Structure-functional relationships between vulnerability to drought stress and wood anatomy in selected species of tropical plants.
2. The structure and function of bordered pits in the hydraulic network of plants using novel microscopy techniques.

The ideal candidates will have an MSc or Diploma degree in biology or a closely related scientific field. General knowledge of plant anatomy and plant ecophysiology is required. Experience in tropical research and skills in microscopy are desirable. There will be a requirement to undertake field work in Central America for the duration of ca. 2 months per year. A driving license will be needed for conducting field work. International collaboration with colleagues in this project is essential.

Salary depends on age and status (net income is about 1,000€ per month – German TV L13/2). Working location will be Ulm University. Field work will be carried out in Mexico and Costa Rica. The positions are funded for the duration of 3 years by the “Juniorprofessorenprogramm” from the Ministry for Science, Research, and the Arts (Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany), and the Carl-Zeiss Foundation. Starting date is ideally November 2009.

Applications should include a CV, a short summary of the MSc/Diploma thesis, and names and e-mail addresses of two reviewers. Please send applications by 12 October 2009 to Jun. Prof. Steven Jansen, Institute for Systematic Botany and Ecology, Ulm University, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, D-89081 Ulm, Germany; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; tel. ++49-731 5022704. For further information, please contact jun. Prof. Steven Jansen or the following website: http://www.uni-ulm.de/nawi/sysbot/forschung/jansen.html

Ulm University aspires to raise the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore particularly invites qualified women for this application. Handicapped persons with adequate qualification will be given preference. Employment will be executed by the central administration of Ulm University.

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Ulm

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