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Ref.#11-20021 PostDoc Position – Genomic basis of environmental adaptation 

Job offer ref. #11-20021

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. Within SGN, the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) explores the interactions between biodiversity, climate, and society.

Senckenberg BiK-F invites applications for a

 

PostDoc Position – Genomic basis of environmental adaptation

(100 %)

 

The position is in the research group of Professor Imke Schmitt at the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre. The lab studies molecular evolution and ecology of the lichen symbiosis with a focus on organism-environment interactions. Current interests include genome evolution, secondary metabolism, microbial community ecology, population genetics, and symbiotic interactions. Organisms we work with are lichenized and non-lichenized fungi and green algae, and bacterial and viral communities (microbiomes) of lichens and plants.

 

You will initially work on existing projects, and later develop your own research program within the thematic context of the Schmitt lab.  You will have the option to get teaching experience and habilitate at Goethe University. You are expected to maintain a strong publication record, acquire third party funding, advise students, and contribute to the Senckenberg Science and Society program.

 

Your profile:

·       PhD in evolutionary biology, ecology, bioinformatics, microbiology, or related field

·       Strong publication record showing keen interest in molecular evolution and ecology

·       Excellent communication and writing skills in English

·       Bioinformatics skills, including NGS data analysis and ecological modeling, e.g. de novo genome assembly, metabarcoding, metagenomics, transcriptomics

·       Laboratory experience, e.g. DNA extraction, library construction

·       Creativity, ambition, analytical and collaborative skills

·       A plus: Experience in experimental manipulation of microorganisms/plants

 

Salary and benefits are according to a full-time public service position in Germany (TV-H E 13, 100%). The contract should start as soon as possible – ideally on February 1st, 2021 – and will initially be limited to three years with a possibility of extension.

The Senckenberg Research Institutes support 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 is in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Please send your application, mentioning the reference of this job offer (ref. #11-20021) before December 15th, 2020 by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document) and including a cover letter detailing research interests and experience, a detailed CV and a copy of your certification to:

Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

Senckenberganlage 25

60325 Frankfurt am Main

E-Mail: recruiting@senckenberg.de

For more information contact Prof. Imke Schmitt (imke.schmitt@senckenberg.de).

Ref.#11-20022 PhD Position (m/f/d) in the project “Avian seed dispersal movements and trait-depended plant regeneration”

 Job offer ref. #11-20022

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. Within SGN, the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) explores the interactions between biodiversity, climate, and society.

Senckenberg BiK-F invites applications for a

 

PhD position (m/f/d) in the project

“Avian seed dispersal movements and trait-depended plant regeneration”

(65 %)

 

We are seeking a candidate with a strong background in ecology and a keen interest in plant-animal interactions. You will join the DFG-funded project “The role of intraspecific variation in seed dispersal, traits, and genetic diversity for the response capacity of plants to climate change”. The project links community ecology, movement ecology, and population genetics. The main research questions revolve around the role of the Spotted nutcracker in shaping the regeneration of Swiss stone pine. You are expected to conduct fieldwork in the Swiss Alps that will involve nutcracker captures and GPS tracking as well as transplant experiments of Swiss stone pine. You will conduct synthetic analyses linking animal movement to trait-depended plant regeneration and plant genetic diversity. The project team consists of many collaboration partners including the working groups of Thomas Mueller (movement ecology, SBiK-F, Frankfurt) and Felix Gugerli (population genetics, WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland).

 

Your profile:

·         Master degree in Ecology or a related field

·         Strong quantitative skills and statistical programming skills in R

·         Experience in fieldwork and field experiments

·         Broad interest across ecological fields (community-, movement ecology, population genetics)

·         Previous experience with bird captures and GPS tracking, transplant experiments, or genetic data analyses are advantageous

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

 

Salary and benefits are according to a full-time public service position in Germany (TV-H E 13, 65 %). The contract should start on May 1st, 2021 and will initially be limited to three years.

The Senckenberg Research Institutes support 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 is in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Please send your application, mentioning the reference of this job offer (ref. #11-20022) before December 18th, 2020 by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document) and including a cover letter describing your motivation to apply, a detailed CV including a list of your publications, names of two references and a copy of your most important publication (if available) to:

 

Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

Senckenberganlage 25

60325 Frankfurt am Main

E-Mail: recruiting@senckenberg.de

For scientific enquiries please contact Dr. Eike Lena Neuschulz, eike-lena.neuschulz@senckenberg.de.

 

Ref.#01-20045 Curator of Entomology (m/f/d)

Job offer ref. #01-20045

For over 200 years the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) represents one of the most relevant institutions investigating nature and its diversity. Currently, scientists from more than 40 countries across 11 locations in Germany conduct research in the fields of biodiversity, earth system analysis and climate change.

Following its mission to “analyze and document biodiversity in earth system dynamics – to serve science and society” Senckenberg stands for curiosity-driven and application-oriented collections-based research. To strengthen and innovate the collections-based research in the Department of Terrestrial Zoology at the Senckenberg Natural History Collections in Frankfurt, the Senckenberg Society for Nature Research seeks to fill a position of

 

Curator of Entomology (m/f/d)

(full time)

 

We are looking for an internationally recognized entomologist with an excellent track record in integrative taxonomy, systematics, and evolutionary or ecological research of Coleoptera, Diptera or Lepidoptera. With this position we aim to strengthen our collections-based research through integration of innovative, non- or minimally invasive methods for harvesting scientific information from museum specimens, e.g. through innovative imaging approaches (hyperspectral imaging, µCT, MRI, environmental SEM), chemical analyses, or microbiome/pathogen analysis.

Collections-based research and curatorial duties will be associated with either the Coleoptera (1.7 mio specimens; 6542 primary types), Lepidoptera (1.2 mio specimens; 2300 types) or Diptera (0.5 mio specimens; 232 primary types) collections of the Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt, which are among the most extensive and scientifically important collections of Senckenberg. All three collections date back to the early 19th century and comprise dry-pinned and ethanol materials.

 

Your tasks:

·         Curate and develop one of the above mentioned collections and associated libraries

·         Foster the Coleoptera, Lepidoptera or Diptera collections as important international research tools through development and growth

·         Conduct innovative collections-based research on the taxonomy, systematics, evolution and/or ecology of Coleoptera, Lepidoptera or Diptera

·         Acquisition of external funds

·         Actively publish results of your research in international scientific journals

·         Contribute to Senckenberg’s Research Program through internal/external collaborations, e. g. with the Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut Müncheberg

 

Your profile:

·         Doctoral degree in biology/zoology or a related field

·         Excellent knowledge of Coleoptera, Lepidoptera or Diptera systematics

·         Experience in curation and management of entomological collections

·         Experience with modern research infrastructure and innovative methods, e. g. imaging, chemical analysis and/or microbiome/pathogen analysis

·         Outstanding research record in systematics, morphology, evolutionary biology or ecology of Coleoptera, Lepidoptera or Diptera, documented by international peer-review publications

·         Fluency in English both spoken and written, knowledge of German is beneficial

 

What is awaiting you?

·         A vibrant, international team of scientists with collections-based research programs

·         Excellent infrastructures and collaboration opportunities, e. g. in morphology, biodiversity genomics, evolutionary biology, ecology

·         An attractive and challenging position in a research institution of international standing

·         Opportunities to participate in teaching and outreach activities, e.g. in our museum

·         A salary that reflects the tasks and responsibilities of the position based on the collective agreement for public service in the state of Hesse (TV-H E 13)

·         Flexible working hours – annual special payment – company pension scheme – 30 days holidays – discounted job-ticket for public transportation in the Rhein-Main area

 

The contract should start as soon as possible – ideally on March 1st, 2021. The Senckenberg Research Institutes support equal opportunity of men and women in management positions and therefore strongly invites women to apply. Equally qualified handicapped applicants will be given preference. The place of employment will be Frankfurt am Main.

 

You would like to apply?

Please send your application documents (CV, certificates and references, letter of motivation and future visions for research and collections), mentioning the reference of this job offer (ref.#01-20045) before December 31st, 2020 by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document) to:

 

Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

Senckenberganlage 25

60325 Frankfurt am Main

E-Mail: recruiting@senckenberg.de

 

For more information, please contact Prof. Dr. Steffen Pauls, steffen.pauls@senckenberg.de,

phone: +49 (69) 7542-1222

Ref. #12-20024 Postdoc (m/f/d) – Mammalian Genomics: Speciation and Gene Flow

The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) is a member of the Leibniz Association and is based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. LOEWE Centre for Translational Biodiversity Genomics (LOEWE-TBG), https://tbg.senckenberg.de, is a joint venture of the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN), Goethe-University Frankfurt, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen and Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME aiming to intensify biodiversity genomics in basic and applied research. We will establish a new and taxonomically broad genome collection to study genomic and functional diversity across the tree of life and make genomic resources accessible for societal-demand driven applied research.

The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and the LOEWE-TBG invite applications for a

Postdoc (m/f/d) – Mammalian Genomics: Speciation and Gene Flow

 (full time)

 

Your tasks

  • Sequencing, assembly, and annotation of mammalian genomes
  • Evolution, gene flow, and population genomic analyses of large multispecies data sets
  • Involve classic taxonomy, biogeography and related fields with comparative genomics
  • Acquiring third-party funding

 

Your profile

  • PhD in Biology, Genetics, Bioinformatics or related subjects
  • Experience with de novo genome assembly and mapping of vertebrate genomes
  • Exceptional interest in mammalian evolution
  • Experience and solid understanding of comparative genomics or evolutionary biology research
  • Teamwork oriented and excellent communication skills with proficiency in written and oral English

What is awaiting you?

  • An interesting task in a dynamic team of researchers in an international research group and joining the new LOEWE excellence centre with its 20 new research groups
  • The possibility to create a network with scientists in interdisciplinary fields in translational biodiversity genomics
  • Flexible working hours – dual career service – leave of absence due to family reasons – parent-child-office – annual special payment – company pension scheme – Senckenberg badge for free entry in museums in Frankfurt – leave of 30 days/year

 

Place of employment:        Frankfurt am Main

Working hours:                   Full time (40 hours/week)

Type of contract:                 initially limited until 31. December 2021

Salary:                                    according to the German collective agreement TV-H (pay grade E 13)

Salary and benefits are according to a full time public service position in Germany (TV-H E13). The contract should start on as soon as possible and will initially be limited to the end of phase one of LOEWE-TBG in December 2021. Subject to further funding and extension of the project, an extension of the employment is envisaged.

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 employer is the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung.

How to apply?

Please send your application, mentioning the reference of this job offer (ref. #12-20024) until 06.12.2020, by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document) and include a cover letter detailing your research interests and experience, a detailed CV, a list of publications and copies of your certificates, transcripts and grades to:

Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

Senckenberganlage 25

60325 Frankfurt a.M.

E-Mail: recruiting@senckenberg.de

 

For scientific information please contact Prof. Axel Janke (axel.janke@senckenberg.de), see also “Comparative Genomics” at https://tbg.senckenberg.de.

 

 

Ref.#01-20044 Referenten (m/w/d) Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft – Schwerpunkt Mitgliederbetreuung

Stellenausschreibung Ref. #01-20044
 

Die Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) wurde 1817 gegründet und zählt zu den wichtigsten Forschungseinrichtungen rund um die biologische Vielfalt. An den elf Standorten in ganz Deutschland betreiben Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus über 40 Nationen modernste Forschung auf internationaler Ebene. Hauptsitz der Gesellschaft ist die Mainmetropole Frankfurt im Herzen Deutschlands. Neben der Forschung ist auch der Bereich „Transfer in die Öffentlichkeit“ eine wichtige Aufgabe der SGN. Hier sind die derzeit ca. 6.500 Senckenberg-Mitglieder von besonderer Bedeutung.

 

Zur stärkeren Einbindung der Senckenberg-Mitglieder in die Senckenberg-Aktivitäten sucht die Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt am Hauptsitz in Frankfurt am Main einen

 

Referenten (m/w/d) Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft – Schwerpunkt Mitgliederbetreuung

 

Das sind Ihre Herausforderungen:

·         Aufbau und Organisation eines Netzwerkes „Senckenberg for Future“ mit dem Ziel interessierte Menschen zur Zusammenarbeit mit der Senckenberg Gesellschaft zu motivieren, um gemeinsame Maßnahmen zur Förderung der Biodiversität zu entwickeln und umzusetzen.

·         Konzeption und Umsetzung neuer Angebote für interessierte Menschen,

·         Gewinnung neuer Mitglieder,

·         Systematischer Ausbau der Social-Media-Aktivitäten im Bereich der Mitgliederbetreuung,

·         Zusammenarbeit mit weiteren Projekten an der Schnittstelle Wissenschaft und Öffentlichkeit, vor allem im Bereich Bürgerwissenschaften wie bspw. „Insektenwiesen“ oder „Jugendbeirat“,

·         Unterstützung bei der administrativen Betreuung der Senckenberg-Mitglieder.

 

Sie überzeugen uns mit:

·         einem Studium (Master oder vergleichbar) in Kommunikations- oder Medienwissenschaften sowie naturwissenschaftlichen Grundkenntnissen oder aber einem naturwissenschaftlichen Masterabschluss mit fundierten Erfahrungen in den oben genannten Aufgaben

·         einschlägiger Berufserfahrung in einer vergleichbaren Position, vor allem in der Mitgliederbetreuung und im Fundraising

·         fundierter Erfahrung in der Nutzung digitaler Kommunikationsinstrumenten inkl. Social Media

·         strategischem Denken und ausgeprägten konzeptionellen Fähigkeiten

·         einschlägiger Berufserfahrung in vergleichbaren Positionen, idealerweise in der Mitgliederbetreuung und im Fundraising

·         Erfahrung in der Vorbereitung und Durchführung von Veranstaltungen

·         Erfahrung in der Einwerbung von Drittmitteln

·         Offenheit und Freude am Umgang mit unterschiedlichsten Personen

·         sehr guten Deutsch- sowie guten Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift

·         ausgesprochener Kommunikations- und Teamfähigkeit sowie einer sehr guten Selbstorganisation. Ein hoher Grad Eigeninitiative sowie Belastbarkeit runden Ihr Profil ab.

 

 

Wir bieten Ihnen

  • eine attraktive und herausfordernde Tätigkeit in einem motivierten, dynamischen Team
  • selbstständiges Handeln in einem internationalen und professionellen Umfeld
    Flexible Arbeitszeiten – ein vergünstigtes Jobticket – Unterstützung bei Kinderbetreuung oder bei der Pflege von Familienangehörigen (zertifiziert durch das „audit berufundfamilie“) – Dienstausweis in Verbindung mit kostenfreiem Eintritt in alle städtischen Museen – Jahressonderzahlung – betriebliche Altersvorsorge.
     

 

Ort:                                           Frankfurt am Main

Beschäftigungsumfang:    Vollzeit (40 Stunden / Woche)

Vertragsart:                          zunächst befristet für 2 Jahre

 

Senckenberg ist durch das „audit berufundfamilie“ zertifiziert. Schwerbehinderte Menschen werden bei gleicher Eignung besonders berücksichtigt.

 

Haben wir Ihr Interesse geweckt?

Dann senden Sie Ihre vollständigen und aussagekräftigen Bewerbungsunterlagen (Motivationsschreiben, Lebenslauf, Ausbildungs- und Arbeitszeugnisse) in elektronischer Form (als eine zusammenhängende PDF-Datei) bitte unter Angabe der Referenznummer #01-20044 bis zum 31.12.2020 an recruiting@senckenberg.de oder bewerben Sie sich direkt auf unserer Homepage über das Online Bewerbungsformular.

 

Ansprechpartner für Rückfragen ist Herr Dr. Sören Dürr, soeren.duerr@senckenberg.de

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stellen in Gelnhausen

Ref. #04-20004 PhD position (m/f/d)

For over 200 years the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) represents one of the most relevant institutions investigating nature and its diversity. Currently, scientists from more than 40 countries across 11 locations in Germany conduct research in the fields of biodiversity, earth system analysis and climate change. The head office of Senckenberg is Frankfurt am Main together with the Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt.

The division of River Ecosystem Management invites application for the project DECIDE a

PhD Position (m/f/d)

“DECIDE – Development and evaluation of an ecotoxicological evaluation system for running waters that conforms to the guidelines of the EU Water Framework Directive” is a joint project between Goethe-University Frankfurt, Department of Aquatic Ecotoxicology, MESOCOSM GmbH, Institut für Gewässerschutz and Senckenberg, Section for River Ecosystem Management. Funded by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), the project aims to develop a new organism-based tool to detect and measure chemical pollution in rivers.

Your tasks

 

· Application of methods to assess the ecological, morphological and chemical status of water bodies according to the EU Water Framework Directive

· Analysis of extensive monitoring data (biotic and abiotic)

· Development of theoretical models on the importance of multiple stressors e.g. water pollutants for aquatic communities

· Collaboration with project partners

· Writing publications and reports

 

Your profile

 

· Master degree/Diploma in ecology, environmental science, biology or related fields

· Experiences in the status assessment of river and streams according to the EU Water Framework Directive

· Prior experience with programming and statistical techniques would be advantageous

· Good communication and writing skills in German and English are essential

· High interest in working in trans­disciplinary collaboration between experts in ecotoxicology and freshwater ecology.

· Important personal qualities are to be creative, good at problem-solving, a team-worker, independent, resilient, and structured.

What awaits you?

Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany (TV-H E 13, 50%), starting              01. February 2021. The position is limited for 3 years.

The Senckenberg Research Institute 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 Gelnhausen (Hesse), Germany.

You would like to apply?

Please send your application documents (CV, complete academic certificates and credentials, references and a letter of motivation), mentioning the reference of this job announcement (ref.#04-20004) before December 4th, 2020 by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document) to:

Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

Senckenberganlage 25

60325 Frankfurt am Main

 

E-Mail: recruiting@senckenberg.de