Animal Ecology Group (all genders welcome)FB Institute of Zoology and Anthropology

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Animal Ecology Group (all genders welcome)
Stellen-ID: 1478
Facility: FB Institute of Zoology and Anthropology
Contact person: Prof. Dr. Stefan Scheu
+49 (0)551 3925445
Date of filling: As soon as possible
Application deadline: 30.04.2023

The JFB Institute of Zoology and Anthropology at the University of Göttingen is offering a Postdoc position in the
Animal Ecology Group (all genders welcome)
The position will be limited to 3 years with the possibility for prolongation and will be filled as soon as possible.
Salary: Pay grade 100% TV-L 13 of German state regulated public service salary scale.
Your duties

  • Establish an independent research group focusing on the ecology and evolution of soil animals (e.g. micro- and macroarthropods).
  • Establish and use molecular techniques to investigate the genetic structure of soil animal species.
  • Interest and experience in molecular genetic/genomics methods and automation, including NGS/HTS.
  • Experience in the analysis of molecular data sets, preferably both from a phylogenetic and an ecological perspective.
  • Cooperative and collaborative leadership style
  • Supervise molecular ecology laboratory.
  • Contribute to teaching animal ecology in German and English at the BSc and MSc level including MSc courses in soil animal biodiversity and ecology (4 contact hours).
  • Initiate new research projects and supervise BSc, MSc and PhD candidates.
  • Develop own research ideas and further qualification (habilitation).

Your profile
  • Master and PhD in zoology, ecology or evolution.
  • Research focus on invertebrates and strong interest in evolutionary processes in soil animal species.
  • Knowledge in statistics and advanced skills in data analysis using R.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life.

The university is particularly committed to the professional participation of severely disabled employees and therefore welcomes applications from severely disabled persons. In the case of equal qualifications, preference is given to applications from people with severe disabilities. A disability or equality is to be included in the application in order to protect the interests.

Please send your application with the usual documents in electronic form as one single pdf file (file name: Surname_Name.pdf)

attached to a single email with the subject line “Postdoc” by April 30, 2023 to Prof. Dr. Stefan Scheu, e-mail:

If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Stefan Scheu (phone: +49 (0)551 3925445, e-mail:


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