Jobs for Scientists

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

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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,

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phone: +49 (69) 7542-1222

Ref.#11-20022 PhD Position 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.