12 PhD positions in forest biodiversity (Germany) ~ Bioblogia.net

8 de enero de 2016

12 PhD positions in forest biodiversity (Germany)

The DFG- funded Research Training Group ConFoBi “Conservation of Forest Biodiversity in Multiple-use Landscapes of Central Europe” (RTG 2123) invites applications for

12 Ph.D. positions

(salary scale TV-L E13, 65%; including social benefits) for a three-year
structured Ph.D. programme. The Research Training Group is based at the
University of Freiburg, Germany (www.uni-freiburg.de) and positions will
start at the 1.7.2016.

The Research Training Group ConFoBi offers an inter- and transdisciplinary
biodiversity research and qualification programme which draws its
novelty from the combination of multi-scale ecological studies on forest
biodiversity with social and economic studies of biodiversity conservation
(for more details see www.confobi.uni-freiburg.de).


We invite applications from highly motivated candidates who have a
background in at least one of the scientific disciplines represented in
this Research Training Group. These comprise These comprise Wildlife
Ecology, Conservation Genetics, Functional Biodiversity Research,
Vegetation Ecology , Silviculture, Remote Sensing, Forest Policy,
Environmental Governance, Forest Economics, Environmental Systems
Analysis. A strong interest in interdisciplinary research and the
willingness to engage in scientific exchange with other disciplines
is essential. Successful applicants will (1) hold a M.Sc. degree (or
equivalent) in a relevant discipline, (2) have experience with methods
and/or organisms relevant to the Research Training Group, (3) very good
statistical and analytical skills (4) excellent English language skills,
and (5) will be motivated to join and actively contribute to an inter-
and transdisciplinary research training environment.


Detailed information on the application process and the
research topics with their specific tasks are available at
www.confobi.uni-freiburg.de. Candidates are required to indicate their
preferred project and explain their motivation for choosing it. Interviews
will take place at Freiburg between late February and mid March 2016.

Please send your application in electronic form by 17.1.2016 to
confobi@uni-freiburg.de as a single pdf document. For further information
please contact confobi@uni-freiburg.de.

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