Professorships and Management Personnel

As an exciting centre of teaching and research in Leipzig, we strive to attract the best academics to our university. Listed below are our vacant positions for professors, junior professors and senior managerial staff:

The Faculty of Sport Science seeks to fill the following professorship from 1 March 2021:

W3 Professorship in Sports Medicine

We are looking for a dedicated individual with internationally recognised research achievements who can represent the entire field of sports medicine in research, teaching as well as in practice.

The new professor will be responsible for teaching sports medicine at the bachelor’s and master’s levels and in teacher training. Applicants must hold a PhD. A completed full specialisation in a clinical discipline is expected and the additional subspecialism “sports medicine” (or an international equivalent) is mandatory.

A high commitment to research, teaching and further education is required. Interdisciplinary cooperation within the Faculty of Sport Science as well as outside the Faculty – and especially with the Faculty of Medicine – is expected. The focus in research and practice should be on competitive sports and/or preventive or rehabilitative medicine.

There should be a focus on internal sports medicine and exercise physiology. The applicant should be able to contribute to Leipzig University’s research profile areas.

The job holder’s rights and obligations are regulated by the Saxon Freedom of Higher Education Act (SächsHSFG) and the Saxon Service Regulations for Higher Education Institutions (DAVOHS). Applicants must meet the requirements of Sect. 58 SächsHSFG.

Leipzig University is committed to gender equality.

Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.

Applications with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, academic career, list of publications, lists of third-party funding and of courses, including available records of teaching evaluations, certified copy of the highest academic degree acquired, and proof of qualification for the field of appointment) should be sent, by post or electronically as a single PDF document, to:

Leipzig University
Dean of the Faculty of Sport Science
Professor Gregor Hovemann
Jahnallee 59
04109 Leipzig

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by no later than 10 August 2020.

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Closing date:

10 August 2020
 

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The Faculty of Law seeks to fill the following professorship from 1 April 2021:

W3 Professorship in German Civil Law and International Private Law

(Successor to Professor Thomas Rauscher)

The appointee will teach and conduct research in the fields of German Civil Law and International Private Law. Candidates should preferably have a research focus on Family Law and/or European and International Civil Procedure Law. They will be required to prove their research focus in the fields named above through specific publications. Furthermore, a willingness to acquire external research funding and participation in the development of further research projects across the Faculty’s institutes – including on an interdisciplinary basis – are expected. The candidates should be willing to contribute to the development of an English-language LLM programme.

The job holder’s rights and obligations are regulated by the Saxon Freedom of Higher Education Act (SächsHSFG) and the Saxon Service Regulations for Higher Education Institutions (DAVOHS). Applicants must meet the requirements of Sect. 58 SächsHSFG.

Leipzig University is committed to gender equality.

Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.

Applications with the usual documents, including a research concept, detailed CV, a list of scientific work and academic teaching to date including available records of teaching evaluations, as well as a certified copy of the highest academic degree acquired should be sent, either by post or electronically as a PDF document, to:

Leipzig University
Dean of the Faculty of Law
Professor Tim Drygala
Burgstraße 27
04109 Leipzig

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Closing date:

10 August 2020


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The Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences seeks to fill the following professorship from 1 April 2022:

W2 Professorship in Solid State Physics – Magnetism

Academic context
Central research areas of the Felix Bloch Institute for Solid State Physics range from semiconducting thin films and multi-ferroic heterostructures to atomic centers with fundamental and applied questions in quantum technologies, electronics and energy conversion. The interest in magnetism and spin-dependent phenomena in general within the University’s Complex Matter research profile area stimulates cooperation, especially with the Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy, the Leibniz Institute of Surface Engineering, and other institutions all the way to the life sciences.

Duties
We are looking for a dedicated researcher who is interested in recent developments in the field of solid state-based magnetism, which may be in the areas of topological properties (spin-orbit materials), 2D magnetism, topological spin textures, spin centers, dilute magnetic semiconductors, quantum spintronics or exotic complex materials. The successful candidate will be required to teach experimental physics in bachelor’s and master’s courses as well as in a compulsory elective course. This includes supervising main and working group seminars as well as BSc, MSc and PhD theses with the corresponding module examinations and exams according to the doctoral regulations. Participation in university committees is expected.

Requirements
The applicant should be distinguished by relevant scientific work and the acquisition of third-party funding in the scientific field described, as well as by a willingness to cooperate with colleagues working in experimental and theoretical fields. Very good written and spoken English is desirable to cover the teaching in the English-language programs.

Our offer
The job holder’s rights and obligations are regulated by the Saxon Freedom of Higher Education Act (SächsHSFG) and the Saxon Service Regulations for Higher Education Institutions (DAVOHS). Applicants must meet the requirements of Sect. 58 SächsHSFG.

Leipzig University is committed to gender equality.

Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.

Applications with the usual documents, including a detailed CV, a list of scientific work and academic teaching to date including available records of teaching evaluations, as well as a certified copy of the highest academic degree acquired should be sent, either by post or electronically as a PDF document, to:

Leipzig University
Dean of the Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences
Professor Christoph Jacobi
Linnéstraße 5
04103 Leipzig

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by no later than 31 Juli 2020.


Closing date:

31 July 2020


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The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science seeks to fill the following professorship at the earliest opportunity:

W3 Professorship in Multimodal Machine Learning

The professorship is associated with the data science center ScaDS.AI (Center for Scalable Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence) Dresden/Leipzig at Leipzig University, which is funded within the framework of the Federal Government’s AI strategy. This center involves various research projects within a graduate school on the basics and applications of artificial intelligence and knowledge processing. A high degree of willingness to cooperate and collaborate to strengthen the center is expected.

The Faculty is seeking an internationally renowned scientist in the field of machine learning for multimodal data such as voice, sound, image, video or graph data and their combination. Proven research experience should be available in the design and development of ML algorithms and deep learning methods for multimodal data and their application.

We expect broad teaching experience in computer science as well as an outstanding research track record with excellent international publications and successful acquisition of third-party research funding. The tasks of the professorship include teaching on all study programs at the Institute of Computer Science, especially in the master’s program in Data Science. Teaching is held in German (basic courses) and English. We expect sufficient German language skills after an appropriate period.

The job holder’s rights and obligations are regulated by the Saxon Freedom of Higher Education Act (SächsHSFG) and the Saxon Service Regulations for Higher Education Institutions (DAVOHS). Applicants must meet the requirements of Section 58 SächsHSFG.

Leipzig University is committed to gender equality.

Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.

Applications with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, academic career, lists of courses including available records of teaching evaluations, a list of supervised theses and dissertations, third-party funding, list of publication including the three most important publications, a teaching and research concept, certified copy of the certificate of the highest academic degree acquired) should be sent, by post or electronically as a single PDF document, to:

Leipzig University
Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Professor Martin Middendorf
Augustusplatz 10
04109 Leipzig
Germany

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by no later than 10 July 2020.


Closing date:

10 July 2020


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The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science seeks to fill the following professorship at the earliest opportunity:

W2 Professorship in Data Privacy and Security

The professorship is associated with the data science center ScaDS.AI (Center for Scalable Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence) Dresden/Leipzig at Leipzig University, which is funded within the framework of the Federal Government’s AI strategy. This center involves various research projects within a graduate school on the basics and applications of artificial intelligence and knowledge processing. A high degree of willingness to cooperate and collaborate to strengthen the center is expected.

The Faculty is seeking an internationally renowned scientist in the field of data privacy or computer security. With regard to the topic of privacy, we expect research experience in the field of privacy-preserving data analysis, in particular with machine learning methods and their application (privacy-preserving machine learning). Applicants in the area of computer security should have experience in the design and implementation of methods for detecting and defending against attacks on computer systems, especially with machine learning methods.

We expect teaching experience in computer science as well as an outstanding research track record with excellent international publications and successful acquisition of third-party research funding. The tasks of the professorship include teaching on all study programs at the Institute of Computer Science, especially in the master’s program in Data Science. Teaching is held in German (basic courses) and English. We expect sufficient German language skills after an appropriate period.

The job holder’s rights and obligations are regulated by the Saxon Freedom of Higher Education Act (SächsHSFG) and the Saxon Service Regulations for Higher Education Institutions (DAVOHS). Applicants must meet the requirements of Section 58 SächsHSFG. 

Leipzig University is committed to gender equality.

Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.

Applications with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, academic career, lists of courses including available records of teaching evaluations, a list of supervised theses and dissertations, third-party funding, list of publication including the three most important publications, a teaching and research concept, certified copy of the certificate of the highest academic degree acquired) should be sent, by post or electronically as a single PDF document, to:

Leipzig University
Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Professor Martin Middendorf
Augustusplatz 10
04109 Leipzig
Germany

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by no later than 10 July 2020.


Closing date:

10 July 2020


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Academic staff

An interesting and varied range of tasks awaits our academic staff. Leipzig University is currently seeking to fill the following positions:

The Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1199 seeks to fill the following position from 1 January 2021 onwards for the period of three years:

Doctoral Researcher (m/f/d)

Fixed term until 31 December 2023
65 % of a full-time position
Salary: Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L

The Research Project A05 “Digital Governance and the Respatialization of the Indian Nation State” within the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1199 studies the spatial consequences of digital governance. Whereas so far, the focus has been on India only, research now opens up for projects in other parts of the so-called global south as well. By examining the planning, implementation, and appropriation of digital governance projects, the project seeks to produce systematic knowledge about the impact of digitalization on the spatial format of the nation state. The project investigates the way national control mechanisms become entangled with global governance regimes and examines hybrid forms between state and market as well as consequences of new state-market-relationships for spatial imaginations. 


Job description:

  • develop an independent PhD project within the framework of the project’s goals
  • collect and analyse data for the project; specifically, ethnographic fieldwork in the chosen project area
  • present results to the academic community (conferences, publications)
  • assist with the organization of academic events (workshops, meetings, etc.)
  • participate in and contribute to activities of interdisciplinary research centre SFB 1199


Requirements:

  • degree (MA) in the social sciences, preferably in the areas of social and cultural anthropology, human geography or global and area studies
  • experience in using methods of qualitative social research
  • ability to spend an extended period of time in an unfamiliar and potentially challenging research environment
  • research interests in the areas of digitalization, globalization, spatial theory, ethnography of the state, technology studies
  • interest and willingness to work in an interdisciplinary and collaborative team-based research context
  • excellent command of English language (German would be welcomed)


Please send your application with the usual documents, together with

  • a proof of language proficiency,
  • a project outline covering digital banking, biometric technology, digital governance or similar topics; including a description of how this projects contributes to the SFB’s overall research programme; and
  • a writing sample (e.g. Master’s thesis, publication; preferably in English)

quoting reference number 135/2020 until 30 September 2020, to:

Universität Leipzig
Leipzig Research Centre Global Dynamics (ReCentGlobe)
SFB 1199
PF 348001
04081 Leipzig

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Closing date:

30 September 2020


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The Faculty of Life Sciences – Institute of Biology – Department of Animal Physiology seeks to fill the following position at the earliest opportunity:

PhD position in Molecular Neurophysiology (m/f/d)

Fixed term: three years
65% of a full-time position
Planned remuneration: salary group E13 TV-L

The PhD position is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The research project is part of the newly initiated Priority Program “Evolutionary Optimization of Neural Processing” (SPP2205). Supported by a collaboration with the Wicher group (MPI for Chemical Ecology, Jena), the work program will focus on olfactory sensory neurons of Drosophila to investigate molecular mechanisms controlling neuronal signaling efficacy.

We are looking for a highly motivated, analytical and inquisitive candidate with good communication skills. We offer a stimulating scientific environment in a dynamic team, with state-of-the-art technology and individually tailored training.


Job description:

  • Scientific work as part of the funded project:
    • Super-resolution microscopy
    • Molecular genetics
    • Patch-clamp electrophysiology
    • Behavioural analyses
  • Further scientific qualification within the funded project is desired.


Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Natural Sciences
  • Solid background in Neuroscience
  • Experience with electrophysiology, Drosophila, and /or molecular genetics
  • Excellent command of English
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Strong work ethics
  • Good communication skills


Please send your application (quoting reference number 143/2020) with a detailed CV, a brief statement of research experience and interests, and two reference letters or names and contact information of two referees to

Leipzig University
Faculty of Life Sciences
Department of Animal Physiology, Institute of Biology
Professor Dr. Robert J. Kittel
Talstraße 33
04103 Leipzig
Germany

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no later than 31 July 2020. Please note that applying by email is not entirely secure and may pose a privacy risk. The sender assumes full responsibility. Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.


Closing date:

31 July 2020


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Leipzig University seeks to fill the following position at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Flexpool, in Leipzig from 1 October 2020 onwards:

Doctoral Researcher (m/f/d)

on the project “Adaptive evolution of plant-frugivore interactions on madagascar”

Initially limited until 30 September 2021, an extension for further 2-3 years is possible and dependent upon successful renewal of DFG funding for iDiv (evaluation in spring 2021)
65 % of a full-time position
Salary: Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L

Background

The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig is a national research centre funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). It is located in the city of Leipzig and jointly hosted by the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Leipzig University (UL), and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ).

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The Evolution & Adaptation research group (Dr. Renske Onstein) focuses on the interchange between (macro-) ecology and evolution, to understand the global distribution of genetic, taxonomic and functional diversity. We investigate microevolutionary processes to understand how these play out over macroevolutionary time scales. Understanding these patterns and the processes underlying them is important for predicting how adaptable biodiversity is to current and future global change.


The Project

Madagascar harbours exceptional biodiversity, but this tropical hotspot also faces increasing threat from human activities and climate change. Plants with large, ‘megafaunal’ fruits are common across the flora of Madagascar, especially within the palm (Arecaceae) family. However, Pleistocene-Holocene extinctions of large-bodied ‘megafaunal’ fruit-eating and seed-dispersing animals (such as giant lemurs) may have hindered the dispersal of taxa with megafaunal fruits. In this project we aim to investigate the molecular, micro- to macroevolutionary consequences of dispersal limitation in palms, specifically focusing on adaptive evolution of a megafaunal-fruited palm, Hyphaene coriacea, using a comparative framework of Madagascar (all megafauna extinct) and mainland Africa (where H. coriacea is still frequently dispersed by elephants). Specifically, we aim to

  • identify candidate genes for fruit and seed traits important for plant-frugivore interactions,
  • pick up genetic traces of selection or adaptation in relation to dispersal by smaller-bodied frugivores, and
  • evaluate the macroevolution of candidate genes or gene families across the palm family.

This project integrates the fields of plant evolution, molecular evolution and plant-frugivore interaction ecology. It will be in collaboration with researchers from Hohenheim University (Professor Philipp Schlüter) and University of Miami (Professor Mauro Galetti), among others. Besides the salary, there is funding available for field and lab work, conference visits and participation in courses/workshops.


Tasks:

  • collecting genetic samples from H. coriacea individuals and populations on Madagascar and mainland Africa, and measuring their functional traits (part of these samples has already been collected);
  • collecting ecological information about the seed dispersal effectiveness (e.g., using camera traps) and demography of H. coriacea in the study areas;
  • using novel genomic and transcriptomic techniques (e.g., RAD-seq, RNA-seq) to infer candidate genes for functional traits and evaluate traces of selection;
  • writing and publishing of scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals;
  • presentation of results at international conferences;
  • doctoral researchers at iDiv benefit from an inter- and transdisciplinary training and support by the graduate school yDiv


Requirements:

  • M.Sc. or equivalent degree in a project-related field (e.g. molecular biology, genetics, phylogenetics, population genomics, ecology and evolution)
  • prior experience using molecular techniques, preferably with transcriptomics or bioinformatics, incl. the basics of scripting/programming for handling and statistically analyzing large genetic/genomic datasets
  • prior experience with tropical natural history, fieldwork and basic living conditions is advantageous
  • willingness to spend several months in the field (Madagascar/mainland Africa)
  • excellent English communication skills (speaking and writing)
  • innovative, able to work on his or her own initiative
  • team-oriented and strong organizational skills, in order to manage this collaborative research project within an international consortium
  • independent mind and the ambition to publish in internationally leading journals

 

Kindly send your application, quoting the reference number 142/2020, via our application portal. While we prefer applications via this portal, hard-copy applications may also be sent to:

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research – iDiv (Halle-Jena-Leipzig)
Dr. Renske Onstein
Deutscher Platz 5 e
D-04103 Leipzig

Submission deadline is 20 July 2020.


All applications should include:

  • cover letter (in English) describing motivation for the project, research interests and relevant experience
  • complete curriculum vitae including names and contact details of at least two scientific references
  • digital copy of M.Sc. certificate or equivalent
  • PDF of one publication or thesis chapter (in English)

Queries concerning the application process should be directed to the iDiv HR Department.

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For project-related questions, please contact Dr. Renske Onstein.

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Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability. Please note that applying via email is not entirely secure under data protection law. The sender assumes full responsibility.

iDiv is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse and inclusive community that collectively supports and implements our mission to do great science. We will welcome, recruit, develop, and advance talented staff from diverse genders and backgrounds.


Closing date:

20 July 2020


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Leipzig University seeks to fill the following position at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Flexpool, in Leipzig at the earliest opportunity.

Doctoral Researcher (m/f/d)

on Flexpool project 5: “Understanding soil biodiversity: Using the new functional framework for root traits (Root Economics Space) to predict soil-borne fungal communities in grasslands (RESfun)”

Initially limited until 30 September 2021; extension for a further 2–3 years is possible and dependent upon successful renewal of DFG funding for iDiv (evaluation in spring 2021)
65 % of a full-time position
Salary: Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L


Background:

iDiv, the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig, invites applications for five doctoral researcher positions in its 4th Flexpool call beginning in October 2020 (see overview in published Flexpool general announcement).

This project builds on the recently published functional root trait relationship, the root economics space concept (RES). Here we aim to reveal the merits of the new RES framework when predicting soil biodiversity. As a proof-of-principle we will explicitly test the link between root traits and soil-borne fungi. By collaborating with specialists in the field of molecular ecology, we are able to classify these organisms taxonomically and importantly, also functionally. The project is supervised by Professor Alexandra Weigelt.


Tasks:

  • Field sampling of roots in the Jena Experiment and Biodiversity Exploratories
  • Sample processing and molecular analysis of non-AMF fungi
  • Functional fungal guild analysis and bioinformatics analysis of data
  • Writing and publishing scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals
  • Presenting results at national and international conferences


Requirements:

  • MSc or equivalent degree in a project-related field (e.g. ecology, environmental sciences)
  • Expertise and experience in plant functional traits or soil ecology would be helpful
  • Interest and ability in processing large data sets
  • Very strong statistical skills (in R) including structural equation modelling
  • Excellent English communication skills (spoken and written)
  • Team-oriented and strong organisational skills

Please send your application, quoting reference number 114/2020, via our application portal at https://apply.idiv.de. While we prefer applications via this portal, hard-copy applications may also be sent to:

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research – iDiv (Halle-Jena-Leipzig)
Dr Christa Genz
Deutscher Platz 5 e
04103 Leipzig

The deadline for submissions is 10 July 2020. Selected candidates will be invited to the online joint recruitment symposium on 31 August until 1 September 2020.
 

All applications should include:

  • Cover letter describing the applicant’s motivation for the project, research interests and relevant experience
  • Complete curriculum vitae including names and contact details of at least two scientific references
  • Digital copy of master’s certificate or equivalent

Queries concerning the application process should be directed to Ms Christa Genz.

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For project-related questions, please contact Professor Alexandra Weigelt.

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Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability. Please note that applying via email is not entirely secure under data protection law. The sender assumes full responsibility.

iDiv is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse and inclusive community that collectively supports and implements our mission to do great science. We will welcome, recruit, develop, and advance talented staff from diverse genders and backgrounds.


Closing date:

10 July 2020


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Leipzig University seeks to fill the following position at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Flexpool, in Leipzig at the earliest opportunity.

Doctoral Researcher (m/f/d)

on Flexpool project 3 “Macroecology and macroevolution of plant – frugivore trait matching in the tropics”.

Initially limited until 30 September 2021; extension for a further 2–3 years is possible and dependent upon successful renewal of DFG funding for iDiv (evaluation in spring 2021)
65 % of a full-time position
Salary: Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L


Background:

iDiv, the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig, invites applications for five doctoral researcher positions in its 4th Flexpool call beginning in October 2020 (see overview in published Flexpool general announcement).

This PhD project integrates phylogenetic, distribution and functional trait data for plant (Arecaceae, Annonaceae and Fabaceae) and frugivore (birds, mammals) clades to assess how their mutualistic, frugivorous interactions have affected macroevolutionary (e.g., trait origins, diversification dynamics) and macroecological (e.g., spatial (mis-)matching of plant-frugivore traits) patterns. This project will identify places and plant/frugivore lineages prone to ongoing (co-)extinctions of their interaction partners. This project is supervised by Renske Onstein, Ingolf Kühn, Isabell Hensen and Irene Bender.


Tasks:

  • Developing specific research questions and hypotheses within the scope of the project
  • Assembling/cleaning plant and animal frugivory-related traits, phylogenetic and distribution data from online databases, literature, monographs and herbarium visits (already partially complete)
  • Applying macroecological and macroevolutionary methods to test the specific hypotheses
  • Writing and publishing scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals
  • Presenting results at national and international conferences


Requirements:

  • MSc or equivalent degree in a project-related field (e.g., biosystematics, (macro-)ecology, (macro-)evolution, environmental sciences)
  • Expertise and experience in phylogenetics or working with phylogenetic data
  • Interest and ability in handling spatial data and functional traits
  • Strong statistical skills (in R)
  • Excellent English communication skills (spoken and written)
  • Team-oriented and strong organisational skills

Please send your application, quoting reference number 113/2020, via our application portal. While we prefer applications via this portal, hard-copy applications may also be sent to:

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research – iDiv (Halle-Jena-Leipzig)
Dr Christa Genz
Deutscher Platz 5 e
04103 Leipzig

The deadline for submissions is 10 July 2020. Selected candidates will be invited to the online joint recruitment symposium on 31 August until 1 September 2020.


All applications should include:

  • Cover letter describing the applicant’s motivation for the project, research interests and relevant experience
  • Complete curriculum vitae including names and contact details of at least two scientific references
  • Digital copy of master’s certificate or equivalent

Queries concerning the application process should be directed to Ms Christa Genz.

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For project-related questions, please contact Dr Renske Onstein.

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Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability. Please note that applying via email is not entirely secure under data protection law. The sender assumes full responsibility.

iDiv is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse and inclusive community that collectively supports and implements our mission to do great science. We will welcome, recruit, develop, and advance talented staff from diverse genders and backgrounds.


Closing date:

10 July 2020


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iDiv, the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig, invites applications for five doctoral researcher positions beginning in October 2020 for candidates who have a strong background in integrative biodiversity research and are keen to develop scientific networks. They will play a vital part in enhancing iDiv’s scientific strategy and boosting its research profile in key thematic areas.

iDiv is a national research centre funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Located in the city of Leipzig, it is a Central Institution of Leipzig University and jointly hosted by the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ). The scientific consortium is further enhanced by the expertise of other research institutions, including several Max Planck Institutes and the Leibniz Association. More information about iDiv: www.idiv.de.

Specifically, we offer the following positions, details of which are available at www.idiv.de/about_idiv/career:

  • Project: “Traversing the canopy – how do transport processes of microbes and matter shape phyllosphere microbial communities?”, Dr Martina Herrmann (affiliation: FSU Jena)
  • Project: “Detecting long-term functional changes in biodiversity: boosting analyses of herbarium specimens using spectroscopic methods (FunSpec)”, Professor Karsten Wesche (affiliation: SMNG/FSU Jena)
  • Project: “Macroecology and macroevolution of plant – frugivore trait matching in the tropics”, Dr Renske Onstein (affiliation: Leipzig University)
  • Project: “Identifying drivers of intra- and interspecific leaf trait variation in space and time from digitized herbarium specimen using computer vision approaches”, Dr Jens Kattge (affiliation: MPI- BGC/FSU Jena)
  • Project: “Understanding soil biodiversity: Using the new functional framework for root traits (Root Economics Space) to predict soil-borne fungal communities in grasslands (RESfun)”, Professor Alexandra Weigelt (affiliation: Leipzig University)

 
We offer:

  • Work in a dynamic, international and interdisciplinary environment
  • Opportunities to develop and advance scientific networks
  • Cutting-edge research in modern facilities
  • Doctoral researchers at iDiv benefit from inter- and transdisciplinary training and support by the graduate school yDiv
  • Attractive benefits, e.g. contributions to capital formation, subsidised public transport pass, company pension scheme (VBL)
  • Family-friendly working environment with flexible working hours
  • Salary in accordance with the German public service salary scale (up to TV-L E13, 65 % of a full-time position)


We seek:

Highly motivated scientists with a strong interest in participating in enhancing iDiv’s research profile. German is not a prerequisite for all positions, but a very good command of English is necessary. Applicants must hold a master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field. The employment contract will initially be limited until 30 September 2021. An extension for a further 2–3 years is possible and dependent upon successful renewal of DFG funding for iDiv (evaluation in spring 2021).

Kindly send your application via our application portal at https://apply.idiv.de. While we prefer applications via this portal, hard-copy applications may also be sent to:

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research – iDiv (Halle-Jena-Leipzig)
Dr Christa Genz
Deutscher Platz 5 e
04103 Leipzig

It is possible to apply for several projects. Please note that you can apply for multiple PhD positions in this Flexpool call.

The deadline for submissions is 10 July 2020. Selected candidates will be invited to the online joint recruitment symposium on 31 August until 1 September 2020.

Queries concerning the application process should be directed to Ms Christa Genz; for project-related questions, please contact the relevant project leader.

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Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in case of equal suitability. Please note that applying via email is not entirely secure under data protection law. The sender assumes full responsibility.

iDiv is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse and inclusive community that collectively supports and implements our mission to do great science. We will welcome, recruit, develop, and advance talented staff from diverse genders and backgrounds.


Closing date:

10 July 2020


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This is just a small selection of the vacancies currently available at Leipzig University. Please click here for a complete list (in German) of all job opportunities.

 

 

 

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The controller for the application process within the meaning of the GDPR is the addressee of the application, as specified in the respective advertisement. When processing your application, your personal data will be passed on within Leipzig University to

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  • the Disability Officers and
  • if necessary, the Staff Council

as part of their organisational or statutory responsibilities.

Your personal data will be erased no later than six months after completion of the selection process. In accordance with the GDPR, subject to the relevant statutory requirements you have the following rights vis-à-vis the addressee of the application with regard to your personal data:

  • right of access (Art. 15 GDPR)
  • right to rectification of inaccurate personal data (Art. 16 GDPR)
  • right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR)
  • right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
  • right to object to processing (Art. 21 GDPR).

If you have any questions, please contact the Data Protection Officer at Leipzig University (office: Augustusplatz 10, 04109 Leipzig). You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Saxon Commissioner for Data Protection.

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