Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d)

Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

Frankfurt am Main

Bewerbungsende: 31.05.2022

The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (Senckenberg Society for Nature Research, is a member of the Leibniz Association. About 850 people, at seven institutes across Germany, work on the Earth System, exploring a systemic understanding of nature and its interactions with the Anthroposhere. Furthermore, the Senckenberg natural history museums are places of learning and wonder and serve as open platforms for a democratic dialog with society.

Senckenberg is seeking applications for the position of a

Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d)

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with an excellent background in molecular systematics/evolutionary biology. Experience with laboratory techniques and phylogenetic/population genetic analysis of DNA are essential. Organisational skills, a teaching record and willingness to apply for external funds are also expected. A proficiency of English is essential. Knowledge or the willingness to acquire command of the German language is desired.

We expect the successful applicant to participate in the research programs of the department at least with part of his/her research activities. The position entails the supervision of our „Grunelius-Möllgaard-laboratory for Molecular Systematics and Evolution“ and limited teaching obligations.

Your tasks

  • Pursue your own research on plant or fungal systematics, phylogeny and/or evolution
    individually and together with colleagues from Senckenberg
  • Publish research results in international peer-reviewed journals
  • Supervise the Grunelius-Möllgaard lab for Molecular Evolution
  • Participate in teaching and outreach activities of the department

Your profile

  • A PhD degree in biology with a focus on plants or fungi
  • Experience with the generation and analysis of molecular genetic data
  • Interest in the systematics and evolution of plants or fungi
  • Good writing skills and command of English

Salary and benefits are according to a full-time public service position in Germany (TV-H E 13, 100 %). The position is a two years-term post, starting from 1 July 2022.

The Senckenberg Research Institutes support equal opportunity of men and women and therefore strongly invites women to apply. Equally qualified handicapped applicants will be given preference. The place of employment is in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Please send your application, mentioning the reference of this job offer (ref.#01-22020) before May, 31st  2022 by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document) and including a cover letter describing your motivation to apply, a detailed CV and contact details of two potential referees to:

Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt am Main


For scientific questions don´t hesitate to contact Dr. Christian Printzen


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Bewerbungsende: 31.05.2022