Germany : PostDoc position in the field of Phylogeny and evolution of plants

Germany : PostDoc position in the field of Phylogeny and evolution of plants

The department of Botany and molecular evolution at the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt/Main (Germany) invites applications for a PostDoc position in the field of Phylogeny and evolution of plants”
We are looking for a botanist with an excellent background in molecular
systematics/evolutionary biology and with a research program focussed on vascular plants.

Experience with laboratory techniques and phylogenetic/population genetic analysis of DNA are essential. Organisational skills, a teaching record and willingness to apply for external funds are also expected. A proficiency of English is essential. Knowledge or the willingness to acquire command of the language is desirable.
We expect the successful applicant to participate in the Poales research programs of the department at least with part of his/her research activities. The position entails the supervision and management of our Grunelius-Möllgaard-laboratory for molecular systematics and evolution, teaching obligations at the Goethe-University and at the Senckenberg-school for technical assistants. Cooperation with other scientists from the Botany department, zoological departments and the LOEWE-center Biodiversity and climate is expected.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in biology (botany).
This is a temporary position at the E13 level, limited to 2 years and will be available from December, 1st, 2010. A prolongation for another year is possible.
The Senckenberg Research Institute is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women to apply for this position. Equally qualified severely handicapped applicants will be given preference.
The place of work will be Frankfurt am Main.
Please submit your application with the usual documents until October 30th, 2010 to General Director Prof. Dr. V. Mosbrugger, Senckenberg Research Institute, Senckenberganlage 25, D-60325 Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
For further information please contact:
Prof. Dr. Georg Zizka, Botany and molecular evolution, Senckenberg Research Institute and Goethe University, Senckenberganlage 25, D-60325 Frankfurt am Main. E-mail:
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Application Deadline : 30 October 2010

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