Senior Scientist Position in Interdisciplinary Biodiversity & Society Research

Stellenausschreibung Ref. # 9.1Biodiversitat



Job offer – Ref.# 9.1.16

The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN), a member institution of the Leibniz Association, with almost 800 employees and its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, is conducting advanced natural history research with leading research institutions in six federal states. The Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) is exploring in this context the interactions between organismic biodiversity and climate.

The Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) invites applications for a

Senior Scientist Position (tenure track)
in Interdisciplinary Biodiversity & Society Research

Candidates must have a strong background in interdisciplinary research that addresses societal challenges in regards to biodiversity. Possible research fields include social-ecological systems, human well-being, ecosystem services, ecological economics, and related research areas. We expect strong quantitative skills or a background in empirical social research.

You will have the opportunity to develop your own research program. We also expect you to collaborate with social scientists and natural scientists at SGN, Goethe University Frankfurt, and the Institute for Social-Ecological Research (ISOE) in Frankfurt.

Your profile:

  • PD degree in a relevant field
  • strong publication record
  • ability to generate third-party funding
  • research experience in interdisciplinary working environments
  • excellent oral and written communication skills

Salary and benefits are based on a public service position in Germany (TV-H E 13 – E 14). 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). SGN is an equal opportunity employer.

Equally qualified handicapped applicants will be given preference. The place of employment will be Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The employer is the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung.

Please send your application via e-mail in a single PDF file. Please include the reference to this position (# 9.1.16) in the subject line. Include a cover letter describing your motivation to apply, a detailed CV including a list of your publications, names of two references, and copies of your 5 most important publications by May, 8th 2016 to:

Prof. Dr. Katrin Böhning-Gaese
c/o Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt

For scientific enquiries please contact: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Mueller.



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