PhD position: Climate warming and invasive plans (Germany) ~ Bioblogia.net

19 de noviembre de 2013

PhD position: Climate warming and invasive plans (Germany)

We are seeking a PhD student to work on a project in which we will assess
the effects of climate warming on invasion potential of ornamental alien
plant species. This work is part of a larger European BiodivERsA project on
“Climate change and escaping ornamentals: Predicting the next generation of
European plant invaders (acronym: WhoIsNext)”. Our subproject will include
experimental introduction of ornamental alien plant species into native
plant communities under ambient and elevated temperatures.

The successful candidate should have an interest in plant invasions and
climate change, enjoy garden and field work, and have strong writing and
statistical skills. The position is funded for three years, and the salary
will be at scale 13 TV-L (65%). The position should start in March or April
2014.

The University of Konstanz is one of the Universities of Excellence in
Germany, and is located on a small campus in the forests just outside the
beautiful university town of Konstanz at the shore of Lake Constance, in
close vicinity to the Alps. The Ecology group is young and very
international, and works on a range of topics, including among others mating
system evolution, plant responses to global change and determinants of plant
invasiveness.

If you are interested in this position, send the following
documents/information to mark.vankleunen@uni-konstanz.de:
•       a letter of motivation
•       your CV
•       a writing sample (e.g. a publication that you wrote, your MSc
thesis)
•       the contact details of two references

Please, merge all these documents into a single PDF file, and include your
name in the file name. The application deadline is 15 December 2013. For
more information, contact mark.vankleunen@uni-konstanz.de.

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