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PhD position "Forest soil food webs", Göttingen

#1 von Karsten , 06.10.2016 14:18

The JFB-Institut für Zoologie und Anthropologie at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is offering a PhD position in the Scientific Project of the Biodiversity Exploratories

LitterLinks - Forest soil food webs

The position will be limited to 3 years and should be filled as soon as possible. Salary: Pay grade 65% TV-L 13 of German state regulated public service salary scale.

Your duties
The PhD project forms part of a larger project investigating the response of soil animal communities to forest land-use intensity. The PhD project will focus on fungal feeding soil invertebrates, such as Collembola and Oribatida, and investigate their trophic interrelationships with litter and soil fungi using molecular techniques.

Your profile
The applicant should hold a Master in ecology or related fields, have a research focus on insects and / or soil fauna, is willing to collaborate with other researchers in the project and is proficient in English.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented in this field. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favoured.

Please send your application in electronic form by November 15, 2016 to Prof. Dr. Stefan Scheu, JFB Institut für Zoologie und Anthropologie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Berliner Str. 28, 37073 Göttingen, Tel. 0551 / 39-12118, e-mail

We request that you send your application documents as single pdf file. We will dispose the documents after a holding period of five months.



Sarah Zieger
J.F. Blumenbach Institute of Zoology and Anthropology

Ansprechpartner: Prof. Dr. Stefan Scheu,

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