Jobs for Scientists

On this page you find all open job positions at Senckenberg for scientists.

You may apply via mail or by filling out the form at the bottom of the page.

Frankfurt

Ref.#11-21006 PostDoc Position (m/f/d) in the project Geobiodiversity research 

Job offer ref. #11-21006

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 (m/f/d) in the project Geobiodiversity research

(100 %)

 

We are searching candidates with experience in large-scale biodiversity research, a strong background in paleontology, macroevolution, or macroecology, and an interest in understanding drivers of biodiversity dynamics over deep evolutionary timescales until today. You will be part of a large international team in a friendly and constructive working environment that spans interdisciplinary expertise across macroevolution, macroecology, paleontology, community and movement ecology, and biodiversity and ecosystem functions.

 

Your tasks:

  • Analysis of diversity trajectories and diversification rates in large mammals
  • Investigation of different aspects of diversity (compositional, phylogenetic, traits)
  • Development and application of statistical methods to test the effects of abiotic, biotic, and anthropogenic drivers on mammalian diversity and diversification
  • Publication of research results in international peer-reviewed journals and presentation at conferences
  • Contribution to teaching activities at the Faculty of Geosciences/Geography at Goethe University Frankfurt, co-supervision of undergraduate and graduate student projects

 

Your profile:

  • PhD in evolutionary biology, ecology, paleontology or a related subject
  • experience and interest in large-scale biodiversity research and background as detailed above
  • Excellent quantitative statistical skills and experience in handling large datasets, preferentially in R
  • Strong scientific publication record
  • Excellent English language skills; basic knowledge of German is of advantage but not initially required

 

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 September 1st, 2021 – and will be limited for three years with an option of extension pending available funding.

The Senckenberg Research Institutes support equal opportunity of men and women and therefore strongly invite 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. #11-21006) before July 12th, 2021 by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document) and including a cover letter detailing your motivation, a one-page research plan stating your research interests and ideas for the project, 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. Dr. Susanne Fritz (susanne.fritz@senckenberg.de).

Ref.#11-21007 GIS technician in the project Geobiodiversity research

Job offer ref. #11-21007

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

 

GIS technician (m/f/d) in the project

Geobiodiversity research

(part- or full time; at least 80%)

 

We are looking for a committed and motivated GIS technician (any gender welcome) with an interest in spatial analysis of biodiversity and its driving factors. You will be part of a large international scientific team in a friendly and constructive working environment.

 

Your tasks:

  • Data compilation and digitization into databases, database maintenance and management (PostgreSQL mit PostGIS, MS Access)
  • Georeferencing images and handling raster and vector data in standard geographic information systems (specifically ESRI ArcGIS / QGIS / R software)
  • Spatial data processing, spatial analysis, and cartography
  • Programming in GIS or R to automate spatial analysis
  • Point of contact for database and GIS support requests in a scientific working group

 

Your profile:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in biology, geography, or a related discipline
  • excellent experience in geographic information systems (ESRI ArcGIS / QGIS / R software) including solid programming skills
  • strong background in handling large datasets and experience in database management
  • professional experience with MicrosoftOffice (Word, Excel, Access)
  • very good organisational and communication skills, ability to work independently
  • good English and German language skills

 

Salary and benefits are according to a part- or full-time public service position in Germany (TV-H E 11, at least 80 % – 100 %). The contract should start as soon as possible – ideally on September 1st, 2021 – and will be initially limited for two 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. #11-21007) before July 12th, 2021 by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document) and including a cover letter detailing your motivation 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. Dr. Susanne Fritz (susanne.fritz@senckenberg.de).

Ref.#11-21013 Scientific Data Curator (m/f/d)

Job offer ref.#11-21013

 

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.

Within the in the DFG research unit “Kilimanjaro Social Ecological System (Kili-SES)” Senckenberg BiK-F invites applications for a:

 

Scientific Data Curator (m/f/d)

(full time)

 

We are seeking a data curator to manage the database of an interdisciplinary DFG research unit “Kilimanjaro Social Ecological System (Kili-SES, https://kili-ses.senckenberg.de/)”. In this project, which extends that of the previous Kili research unit, natural and social scientists will work together to investigate the interactions and inter-dependencies between people and nature at Mount Kilimanjaro under land-use, climate, and governance change. The successful applicant will establish and manage the project database, set and maintain data standards within the project, and aid researchers across the project in locating, processing and publishing data.

 

The work will be conducted in close cooperation with Dr Peter Manning of Senckenberg BiK-F and others within the Kili-SES research unit including Prof. Dr. Markus Fischer of the University of Bern and Prof. Dr. Thomas Nauss of the University of Marburg.

 

Tasks to be performed include:

·                     Establishment and curation of the project database

·                     Transfer of older data to the project database

·                     Scientific data quality control

·                     Data publication in scientific journals

·                     Assistance with scientific paper publication in scientific journals

·                     Preparation of synthesis datasets

·                     Compliance with reproducible science principles (e. g., R script publication)

·                     Formation of data and meta-data standards

·                     Post-processing of meta-data

·                     Supervision of data transfer within and beyond the Research Unit

·                     Handling and registration of paper and project proposals

·                     Data policy implementation and checking

·                     Scientific computation support for PhD students

·                     Update of Kili-SES homepage

·                     Training of project members in data standards and management

 

Position requirements:

·                          higher degree such as Master or PhD (desirable) in ecology, environmental science, data science, or                                 related fields of research

·                          knowledge of either ecological and social systems research

·                          strong statistical skills (in R)

·                          experience in data handling and management

·                          excellent written and oral communication skills in English, good knowledge of German is                                                   advantageous

·                          the capacity to collaborate effectively within a large and diverse team of researchers

·                          team-oriented and strong organizational skills

·                          experience in the handling of remote sensing data is advantageous, as is a valid driving license, and                                 competency in the use of Geographical Information Systems e. g. QGIS

 

Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany (pay grade 13 TV-H, 100%). The contract duration will be for 30 months, preferably starting in summer 2021. 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 Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The employer is the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung.

 

Please include the reference to this position (ref.# 11-21013) in the subject line and include a letter of motivation to apply, a CV including details of relevant skills and experience, and the contact details of 2 academic referees. Please submit your application before 11th July 2021 via e-mail as a single PDF file to:

 

Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

Senckenberganlage 25

60325 Frankfurt

 

E-Mail: recruiting@senckenberg.de

 

For scientific enquiries please contact Dr. Peter Manning: peter.manning@senckenberg.de.

 

Related Links:

Senckenberg BiK-F https://www.senckenberg.de/en/institutes/sbik-f/

Kili-SES https://kili-ses.sgn.one/

Causes and Consequences of Biodiversity Change Group https://sites.google.com/view/manningecology/about-us