Job Title: PhD Position [#D07]
Reference Code: Ref. PG D 5.2 [#D07]
Job Location: Frankfurt/Main
Job Category: Biology/biotechnology/life sciences
Application Closing Date: 8/19/2008
* / Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre / *
The Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre has recently been founded by the Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft, the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, and additional partners. It is funded by the Hessian State 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 D "Laboratory Centre" invites applications for a *PhD Position - Ref. PG D 5.2 [#D07] BAT II a / 2 *
The applicant will develop a technique for the automated molecular identification (barcoding) of scientifically and economically important freshwater communities. To this end, a data bank with nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences has to be established based on specimens which have been identified taxonomically by experts in advance. With their aid quantitative and qualitative analyses of species compositions in mixed samples will be established using second generation sequencing techniques (pyro-sequencing).
The applicant should hold an earned Diploma or Master degree in biology, preferably with a strong focus on transcriptome analysis using high throughput technologies. She or he should already have experiences with taxonomic concepts, data banks and should be interested to cooperate with taxonomists of the Research Institute and Natural Museum Senckenberg. Very good written and oral English language skills and an interest in joining a multidisciplinary research team are required. Knowledge of German would be an advantage, and at least the willingness to learn basic German is required.
Information and Application Process Instructions
Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany (BAT IIa/2).
The Research Centre 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 2 years with a possible extension being subject to personal performance and availability of funds. The duty station will be Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Official employer is SENCKENBERGISCHE NATURFORSCHENDE GESELLSCHAFT.
Please send your application by mail or e-mail, including a detailed CV, 3 references and a list of publications, until August 19, 2008 to Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. V. Mosbrugger, Scientific Coordinator Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Senckenberganlage 25, D-60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany. E-mail to Personal & Service: firstname.lastname@example.org
For enquiries about the position and the contract conditions please write to Prof. Dr. B. Stribrny (E-mail: bernhard.stribrny@senckenberg.
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PD Dr. Markus Pfenninger
Abt. Ökologie & Evolution
D 60054 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.: ++ 49 69 798 24714
Fax : ++ 49 69 798 24910Markus Pfenninger Pfenninger@bio.uni-frankfurt.