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1 Senior Scientist position in 'Biostatistics and Ecological Modelling' (m/w)
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Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung Germany Frankfurt am Main 2017-01-03

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The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) is a member of the Leibniz Association and is headquartered 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

Senior Scientist position in

“Biostatistics and Ecological Modelling”


Candidates are expected to conduct collaborative research in biodiversity/biological statistics and/or modelling and to contribute statistical expertise and analyses to a variety of ongoing or planned projects concerning the analysis of patterns and dynamics of biodiversity, from population genetics to the ecosystem level. Candidates should also be willing to provide basic statistical services. Candidates must have an interest to work in interdisciplinary teams, including colleagues from diverse fields, such as evolutionary ecology, biogeography and geology, as well as from social sciences. It would also be an advantage to be familiar with datasets concerning environmental drivers of biodiversity change, such as climate data and remote sensing data describing land use changes or ecosystem structure and functioning.


Your profile:

  •  PhD degree in a relevant field (e.g. evolutionary ecology, ecology, statistics, population genetics, applied mathematics or physics)
  • strong international publication record
  •  research experience in interdisciplinary working environments
  • experience in biodiversity research
  • ability to generate third-party funding
  • excellent expertise in R
  • expertise in parallel/cloud computing
  • excellent oral and written communication skills in English as well as networking skills

Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany. The position will be initially restricted to 3 years, with a possible extension for an additional 3 years and an option for a permanent contract after that (tenure track). The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung equal opportunity of men and women and therefore strongly invites women to apply. Equally qualified handicapped applicants will be given preference. The type of handicap should not prevent work needed to conduct the research. The duty station will be Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The employer is the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung.



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