PhD student position - biogeography and evolution of freshwater molluscs in Wallacea (Germany) ~

16 de octubre de 2012

PhD student position - biogeography and evolution of freshwater molluscs in Wallacea (Germany)

A three year PhD student position is available at the Department of Animal
Ecology and Systematics, Justus Liebig University as part of an
international research project studying biogeographical processes in
freshwater molluscs of the Wallacea region. It is a joint project with the
Natural History Museum Berlin, Leibnitz Institute for Evolutionary and
Biodiversity Research at the Humboldt University Berlin (Dr. Thomas von
Rintelen) in close cooperation with our Indonesian partners (mainly from
Bogor University). Funding is provided by the Deutsche
Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). The salary is (65% TVL-13) according to the
German system.

We are seeking a student with a MSc or equivalent degree in biology. The
successful candidate should have experience with molecular systematics (DNA
sequencing and/or microsatellite analyses) and should have a strong interest
in biogeography and evolutionary biology. Good communication skills and the
ability to work independently are mandatory. Fieldwork in South and
Southeast Asia is possible but not essential.

We offer an intellectually stimulating research environment in a young and
dynamic group and a department with well-equipped state-of- the-art lab
facilities. A tight cooperation with one of the world's leading natural
history museums is given.

To apply, please send an e-mail application including CV, names and
addresses of two referees and a brief letter explaining why you are
interested in this PhD position by October 25 to Christian Albrecht:

Dr. Christian Albrecht

Department of Animal Ecology and Systematics Biodiversity and Systematics
Group Justus Liebig University Giessen H.-Buff-Ring 26-32

D-35392 Giessen

Tel.:  0049-641-9935722

Fax.: 0049-641-9935709



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