Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
Department of Ecosystem Research
Postdoctoral position in Ecological Modelling in Berlin
The Department of Ecosystem Research at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in Berlin, Germany, has an immediate opening for a full-time postdoctoral research associate in lake ecosystem modelling with a focus on plankton ecology, food web interactions, or the coupling of lake physics and population dynamics. Possible research topics would be an analysis of the relative strengths of the external and internal driving forces responsible for temporal variability in the physical and biological behaviour of lakes or modelling the impact of future environmental forces on lake ecosystems. However, it will be in the responsibility of the successful candidate to set her/his specific research agenda.
The position is limited to two years. Requirements include a PhD in biology, ecology, mathematics, bioinformatics or a related field, and the successful candidate will be expected to have a strong background in ecological, prognostic modelling and handling of large data sets. The working language in the institute is English, and we value diversity in the backgrounds and nationalities of our researchers.
IGB (www.igb-berlin.de) is the largest freshwater ecology institute in Germany. It offers excellent laboratory and field facilities for interdisciplinary research, including large-scale experimental infrastructure and long-term research programmes. IGB is part of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (www.fv-berlin.de), which represents eight research institutes in Berlin focusing on natural sciences, life sciences and environmental sciences, and pursuing common interests as a single legal entity while maintaining full scientific autonomy. IGB and FVB are equal opportunity employers and specifically welcome applications from female scientists. Preference will be given to applicants with disabilities when qualifications are equivalent.
Please submit a full curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation, a statement describing research interests, copies of five representative publications, and the names and contact information of two referees. Please send all documents as a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org. The review of applications will begin on 15th of January 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information and informal inquiries, please contact PD Dr. Rita Adrian, Head of the Department of Ecosystem Research at IGB (Adrian@igb-berlin.de; Tel. +49(0) 30 641 81 690).