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Postdoc position in 'Wet forest ecology' (Greifswald)

#1 von Karsten , 05.12.2017 09:11

We are seeking a

Postdoctoral scientist in

“Wet forest ecology�

Duration: 22 months with possible extension of 10 additional months
German salary level: TV-L 13 (100% for 22 months, thereafter 50% for 10 additional months)
Start date: March 1st 2018

The working group “Landscape Ecology and Ecosystem Dynamics� at the University Greifswald, Germany, lead by Prof. Martin Wilmking, is seeking a scientist to work in the area of forest ecology on hydromorphic soils in mid-latitude forests. The development of your own research profile within this general direction is encouraged and the candidate is expected to contribute to several existing research projects, among them “Wetscapes�
( The position will include some science management aspects as well. Our working group runs the state-of-the art dendroecological laboratory “DendroGreif� and a general ecological lab. Instrumented field sites (dendrometers, sapflow etc.), greenhouse and garden space are available. For more comprehensive information on our research group, laboratories etc. please see:

We are looking for a highly motivated, team-oriented candidate with a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in a relevant field, e.g. Biology, Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Physical Geography, Forest Sciences. Necessary requirements include excellent English skills, a relevant international, peer-reviewed publication record, and experience in third party funding. Experience with dendroecological methods, ecological experiments, climate, environmental and growth monitoring equipment are an asset, as is a valid driver’s license and German language skills. Very good statistical skills and the availability for field work are ideal.

Your contact:
Send your application materials (Cover letter, CV, publication record, degree certificates and possibly a short description of your research ideas and needs) ideally until the 15th of December 2017 as one pdf file to wilmking (at) Incomplete applications and applications not conforming to the guidelines will not be considered. Suitable candidates might be required to provide two letters of recommendation. Applications submitted until the 31st of December may be considered.

Applications of women are especially encouraged. Women will be hired preferentially, given similar level of experience and excellence, all other qualifications being equal (required by German law). In case the English version of this job advertisement is in conflict with the original German version, the wording of the latter shall prevail.

Questions may be directed to



Martin Wilmking
Universität Greifswald

Ansprechpartner: M. Wilmking,

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