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Postdoc Plant Ecology Restoration Genetics at Technical University of Munich

Technical University of Munich is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a new opening postdoctoral position in life sciences. The funding allows successful candidates to work for three years in the first instance. Applications will be evaluated on a continuous basis.

The Chair for Restoration Ecology (Prof. Dr. J. Kollmann) is looking for a researcher with expertise in plant population biology, conservation genetics, molecular ecology, invasion ecology and/or vegetation science. Intended start is 01.04.2019 for a period of three years with potential extension by another three years.

The Department of Ecology and Ecosystem Management, Technical University of Munich, offers a position as

Postdoctoral Researcher in Plant Ecology

at the Chair for Restoration Ecology (Prof. Dr. J. Kollmann) from 01.04.2019 for a period of three years with potential extension by three years.

The Dept of Ecology and Ecosystem Management consists of several competitive research groups with close cooperation within the School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan. The focus of the Chair for Restoration Ecology is on vegetation change, invasive alien species and plant material used for restoration projects in grasslands, wetlands, arable land and forests. The research includes methods from vegetation science, population biology and population genetics. With currently about 30 members of staff it is a leading group in restoration ecology.

The job description of the postdoctoral position includes research and teaching in plant ecology, project supervision and related administrative duties. The position offers ample opportunities for independent research and further qualification, incl. 'habilitation'. The position should add expertise to the group with a focus on plant population biology, conservation genetics, molecular ecology, invasion ecology and/or vegetation science. Applicants with at least two of the corresponding experiences are preferred. Applicants should have a PhD in ecology, expertise in quantitative analyses, successful publications and experience in grant applications. Salary follows Bes.-Gr. A13 BBesG.

The Technical University of Munich aims at increasing the percentage of female researchers, and thus female applicants with identical experience will be preferred. Applicants with children are welcome and will be supported by the childcare facilities established at the School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan. The position is open for part-time employment. Disabled applicants with identical experience are preferred.

Applications should not include original documents, since all materials have to be destroyed after decision on the position. Costs related to applications or eventual interviews will not be covered.

Applications (CV, lists of publications, projects and teaching, research profile and plans for the postdoctoral position) should be submitted as a single pdf document until 30.11.2018 to the Chair for Restoration Ecology, Emil-Ramann-Strae 6, 85354 Freising, Germany; jkollmann@wzw.tum.de.

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