Dos puestos para biólogos de campo en el Parque Nacional del bosque de Baviera, Alemania - con posibilidad de PhD ~

17 de abril de 2024

Dos puestos para biólogos de campo en el Parque Nacional del bosque de Baviera, Alemania - con posibilidad de PhD

Oferta compartida por Cristina

2 positions -  Wildlife Ecologist/Ecologis (m/w/d) for the project


The rapid technical development of wildlife cameras, so-called camera traps, has led to the availability of powerful and cost-effective devices for wildlife research, which have been used in numerous projects worldwide. Significant advances in the area of database systems and data preparation have also occurred recently. However, there is still a need to make these tools available for managers and develop analysis tools that can cope with heterogeneous data sets. To advance these developments and achieve harmonisation of methods, the project „Big Picture“ has been funded by the European Union's Biodivesa scheme. The 14 partner organisations involved in the project aim to develop data management and analysis tools for integrating and further developing professional and citizen science camera trap initiatives across Europe.

The position is part of the subproject that aims to develop and apply methods for analysing interactions between vertebrate species to model spatial and temporal scales simultaneously and continuously. The analysis will focus on predator-prey relationships, the influence of predators on mesocarnivores and invasive species, and the interaction of scavengers.

The sought-after employee is responsible for planning, carrying out and coordinating the field surveys, analysing the data, publishing the results in international journals and presenting them at conferences. The area of responsibility also includes the supervision of bachelor and master students.
Your profile:

Ecologist, Wildlife Ecologis, Conservation Biologist, Landscape Ecologist or related trainingExcellent master's degree
Ability to carry out independent scientific work, possibly proven through publications
Excellent knowledge and experience in statistical modeling and the analysis of camera traping data with “R” and in dealing with large amounts of data
Excellent knowledge of English and scientific writing
Willingness to work in the field for extended periods and under difficult conditions
Driving license
We offer:

Competent and close supervision in a project striving to understand basic ecological principles within an already established broad spectrum of scientific disciplines. The positions are at the Bavarian Forest National Park Administration. Open to applicants is a 65% position according to the collective agreement of the federal states for public service (TV-L) in pay group 13. The position offers the opportunity to do PhD thesis at the University of Freiburg. The position is limited to the duration of the project, 36 months.

The workplace is generally suitable for people with severe disabilities. Otherwise, equal applicants with severe disabilities will be given preference. To achieve equality between women and men, women are particularly encouraged to apply. The National Park Administration actively promotes equality for all employees. Therefore, we we-come applications from everyone, regardless of their cultural and social background, age, religion, belief, disability, or sexual identity.

Please send your application (CV, motivation letter and your earliest possible starting date as well as certificates, including academic records) as one PDF file at the latest by Mai 15 th 2024 via e-mail with the subject "Big Picture" to

Further information: Prof. Dr. Marco Heurich

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