Postdocs: 3 Postdoctoral researcher vacancies, 'biodiversity theory', Univ. Jena, Germany
The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) is one of four National Research Centres 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), the University of Leipzig (UL), and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ). It is supported by the Max Planck Society, the Leibniz Association, the Klaus Tschira Foundation and the Free State of Saxony. Its central mission is to promote theory-driven synthesis and data-driven theory in this emerging field. The concept of iDiv encompasses the detection of biodiversity, understanding its emergence, exploring its consequences for ecosystem functions and services, and developing strategies to safeguard biodiversity under global change. Biodiversity Theory is one of the research groups at iDiv. It aims at describing natural communities bynetwork models comprising the species and their interactions. These complex models are used to understand environmental and anthropogenic constraints on biodiversity as well as the consequences of biodiversity changes for ecosystem functions. Future research will focus on mathematical modeling of the stability and energy fluxes in complex ecological networks, the integration of ecological and biogeochemical models of carbon and nutrient cycles, the combination of ecological and socio-economic models and scaling of biodiversity and functional processes to the landscape level. The University of Jena offers the following positions in Leipzig: 3 Postdoctoral researchers on “Biodiversity Theory” (initially limited until September 30th, 2016 with possibility of extension subject to the further funding of iDiv, full-time employment, Salary: Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L).
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Closing date for applications: 03 March 2015.