Tenure Track Researcher Position for Ecological Statistics in German Natural History Museum

Museum Koenig, Leibniz-Institute for Animal Biodiversity, Bonn, Germany
Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen (DE)
Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany (TV-L E 13).
May 12 2017
Ecological Statistics
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Leibniz-Institut für Biodiversität der Tiere (ZFMK) in Bonn, Germany, seeks to fill the position of a researcher (100%) for the statistical analysis of biodiversity data. The position is available immediately.

Potential candidates will hold a PhD in zoology or related areas, have their research focus on ecological biodiversity research, and present a substantial publication record. He/she should be able to design sampling campaigns, establish workflows for data analysis of species diversity in terrestrial habitats and supervise young researchers. We are especially interested in the development of biodiversity monitoring schemes. The candidate is also expected to integrate into ongoing research projects at the ZFMK and teaching programmes at the University of Bonn and to be successful in raising external funds. The successful candidate will be active in research projects relevant for nature and species conservation and will cooperate with the institute’s team. He/she will also be involved in administrative duties for the institute. The candidate is also expected to demonstrate commitment to community engagement in his/her field of research.

We expect excellent communication skills with fluency in English and a working knowledge of German for the tenure.

The ZFMK is a Leibniz Institute in close cooperation with the University of Bonn and funded by the Federal State of NRW and the German Federal Government. We offer a highly motivating environment. Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany (TV-L E 13). The ZFMK advocates gender equality. Women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Equally qualified severely handicapped candidates will be given preference. The contract will initially be restricted to three years. A tenured position will be subject to personal performance reviewed by a commission. An upgrade of salary and benefits to TV-L E 14 is possible and will be subject of the tenure evaluation. Please send your application by e-mail, including a detailed CV, a complete publication record, a statement of teaching experience, research funding, visions for future research, copies of certificates of university degrees and a maximum of 5 selected publications until 23 June 2017 to Mrs. Heike Lenz, (e-mail: h.lenz@leibniz-zfmk.de). For more information about the museum see http://www.zfmk.de.