Postdoc in Animal Ecology

Georg-August-University Goettingen

Postdoc position in the Animal Ecology Group (w/m/d)

Einrichtung: JFB Institute of Zoology and Anthropology (ID 15900)

Ansprechpartner: Prof. Dr. Stefan Scheu

Besetzungsdatum: ab sofort

Veröffentlichungsdatum: 26.11.2021

The JFB Institute of Zoology and Anthropology at the University of Göttingen is offering a

Postdoc position in the Animal Ecology Group(w/m/d)

The position will be limited to 3 years with the possibility for prolongation for another 3 years and will be filled as soon as possible. Salary: Pay grade 100 % TV-L 13 of German state regulated public service salary scale.

Your duties
• Establishing an independent research group focusing on the ecology and evolution of soil animals (e.g., protists, nematodes, micro- and macroarthropods).
• Establish and use molecular techniques to investigate the genetic structure of soil animal species.
• Interest and experience in molecular genetic/genomics methods and automation, including NGS/HTS.
• Experience in the analysis of molecular data sets, preferably both from a phylogenetic and an ecological perspective.
• Cooperative and collaborative leadership style
• Supervise molecular ecology laboratory.
• Contribute to teaching animal ecology in German and English at the BSc and MSc level including BSc courses in soil animal biodiversity and ecology (4 contact hours).
• Initiate new research projects and supervise BSc, MSc and PhD candidates.
• Develop own research ideas and further qualification (habilitation).

Your profile
• Master and PhD in zoology, ecology or evolution.
• Research focus on invertebrates and strong interest in evolutionary processes in soil animal species.
• Knowledge in statistics and advanced skills in data analysis using R.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life.The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Please send your application in electronic form by January 31, 2022 to Prof. Dr. Stefan Scheu, JFB Institute of Zoology and Anthropology, University of Göttingen, Untere Karspüle 2, 37073 Göttingen, Phone 0551 / 39-25445, E-Mail

If you have any questions please contact Prof. Dr. Stefan Scheu at

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