Paleonet: Postoc position at the Museum fuer Naturkunde in Berlin

Wolfgang Kiessling kiessl2000 at
Wed Sep 7 16:40:47 GMT 2011

With over 30 million collection specimens, the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN) is one of the largest natural history museums worldwide. As a public-law foundation „Museum für Naturkunde – Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity at the Humboldt University Berlin” the MfN has been a member of the Leibniz Association since January 2009.

We are currently seeking a

Postdoctoral Researcher (Research Associate) in Paleobiology

For two years in the working group “Evolutionary Palaeoecology” (Prof. Wolfgang Kiessling).

Your research should focus on the diversity dynamics of fossil organisms in relation to global change (climate, carbon cycle) combining data from online databases and/or detailed field studies. You can work on any group(s) of organisms with a good fossil record and any geological time interval but we expect your research agenda to be suitable for addressing large-scale evolutionary questions. 

The successful applicant will hold a PhD in palaeontology, geosciences or biology, have experience with biosystematics, and be fluent in English.

Desirable are also strong quantitative skills, experience in programming (preferentially in R) and a strong interest in macroevolutionary problems.

The salary (E13) and appointment terms are determined by the German TV-L conditions. Gross income will be in the range of € 36,000-40,000 per annum depending on experience and marital status.

The MfN wishes to increase the share of women in areas where they are underrepresented, and strongly encourages women to apply. Please apply by sending your application by post or e-mail (as pdf), including a cover letter with the reference number 73/2011, CV (with list of publications), research statement, copies of certificates and contact details of 2 referees until 29 September, 2011 to Frau Heilmann, Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany (post) or jaqueline.lindert at (e-mail).
Because documents will not be returned, please only send copies with your application.

For scientific enquiries feel free to contact: wolfgang.kiessling at 
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