Several positions at the new German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research ~

21 de julio de 2012

Several positions at the new German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research

We proudly announce the foundation of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv, which aims to become a world-class research centre in the field of biodiversity science.
We are currently hiring

·      eight professor positions and
·      several coordinator / scientific staff positions 
iDiv’s central mission is to promote theory-driven synthesis and data-driven theory in this emerging discipline. The concept of the centre encompasses detection and quantification of biodiversity, understanding its existence and emergence, exploring its consequences for ecosystem functions and services, and developing new strategies to safeguard biodiversity under global change.
iDiv is one of the seven National Research Centres funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). It will be located in the city of Leipzig, jointly hosted by the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, the University of Leipzig (UL) and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ. Furthermore, it is supported by the Max Planck Society, the Leibniz Association, the Klaus Tschira Foundation and the Free State of Saxony.
In iDiv 85 scientists and 45 support staff, associated with the eight new chair professor positions, three junior research groups and central services (IT, eco- and bioinformatics, mechanics workshop, greenhouses) will collaborate in a highly integrated environment. As a unique feature, a Synthesis Centre for Biodiversity Sciences (sDiv) is physically and institutionally integrated in iDiv and will offer international workshops, postdoc positions and a sabbatical program. The young biodiversity research training group (yDiv) will help forming a new generation of biodiversity scientists with a solid theoretical background combined with diverse experimental and computational skills (see also ‘iDiv at a glance; attached ). Leipzig (  is known for its rich culture, architecture, excellent schools, and beautiful surroundings.

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