Friedrich Schiller University is a traditional university with a strong research profile rooted in the heart of Germany. As a university covering all disciplines, it offers a wide range of subjects. Its research is focused on the areas Light—Life—Liberty. It is closely networked with non-research institutions, research companies and renowned cultural institutions. With around 18,000 students and more than 8,600 employees, the university plays a major role in shaping Jena’s character as a cosmopolitan and future-oriented city.
The Plant Biodiversity Group, Institute of Ecology and Evolution with Herbarium Haussknecht and Botanical Garden (Faculty of Biological Sciences) invites applications for the position of a
Postdoctoral Researcher in plant functional biodiversity
We offer a full-time position (100% / 40 hours per week), initially limited to 3 years, with the possibility of extension to a maximum of 6 years. The place of work will be Jena – City of Science.
The Plant Biodiversity Group studies the impact of environmental changes such as land-use and climate on the (functional) plant diversity on various temporal and spatial scales. Mainly we study processes, which impact the distribution of plant species, plant species performance in different environments and consequences of change on the (functional) composition of plant communities. Within the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig we coordinate the PhenObs project focussing on developing a deeper understanding of variations in plant phenology and their ecological consequences using a functional approach (www.idiv.de/en/phenobs). Furthermore, the working group is part of the new Senckenberg Institute for Plant Form and Function Jena, which is currently established in cooperation with the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (www.iee.uni-jena.de/sjep). Here we set the focus on analysing functional changes of plants and plant communities in the Anthropocene, also using herbarium specimens.
FSU Jena seeks to increase the number of women in those research areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourage women to apply.
In principle, the job is also suitable for part-time employment. The extent to which a part-time request can be granted, in particular with regard to the location and scope of the part-time work, will be assessed on the basis of the needs of the service.
Candidates with severe disabilities will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications and suitability.
Questions can be directed to Prof. Dr. Christine Römermann (email@example.com).
Are you eager to work with us? Then apply by 01.03.2024 using our online form.