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Subject: [jobs] Three positions in Aquatic Ecology at IGB, Germany
From: Chris Harrod <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 11 Nov 2013 14:03:16 +0000

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The Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) is the largest freshwater ecology institute in Germany ( It is a member of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB), the Leibniz Association (, and the recently founded Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research (  Joint professorships link IGB to all three universities in Berlin as well as to the University of Potsdam. IGB offers excellent laboratory and field facilities for interdisciplinary research, large-scale experimental facilities, and long-term research programs and data sets.
Applications are invited for 

Three positions in Aquatic Ecology --
1 Science Coordinator, 1 Postdoc and 1 PhD student,

to strengthen ongoing research on global-change impacts on lake ecosystems, primarily in a newly built experimental field facility (
All positions are based at the Department of Experimental Limnology located on the shore of Lake Stechlin 80 km north of Berlin.

The specific areas of expertise of the applicants are open, but we are particularly interested in ecological modelers and plankton community and ecosystems ecologists. Topics of special interest include food-web and biogeochemical modeling, phytoplankton community dynamics, ecological stoichiometry, ecosystem processes, and food-web dynamics.

Successful candidates hold a doctoral degree or, for the PhD position, an MSc degree or equivalent in ecology, environmental science or a related field. A strong publication record, advanced numerical skills, expertise on aquatic communities or ecosystems, and experience with mesocosm experiments are strong assets. Proficiency in German is not required.

Salaries are according to the standard rates of German federal government employees (TVOeD). Contracts are initially for 2 years but prolongation is envisaged, depending on performance. Funding for the positions is available for at least 3 (PhD student) or 2.5 years. 

Please submit a complete curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, a motivation letter and statements of past and future research interests, copies of up to three publications, and the names and contact information of three referees. All application documents should be assembled in a single PDF file and sent to Ms. Edith Tesch at [log in to unmask] by 30 November 2013. Please state in your covering letter which positions you apply for. 

Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions have been filled. A symposium and interviews of shortlisted candidates will take place in mid-December, most likely on the 16th and 17th. 

For further enquiries, please contact Dr. Mark Gessner at [log in to unmask] The IGB and FVB are equal opportunity employers and specifically welcome applications by female scientists. Preference will be given to applicants with disabilities when qualifications are equivalent.

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