The position of a Post Doctoral Researcher (Plant Ecologist) is available at the
Department of Plant Ecology, University of Tübingen, Germany. The position is
part of a multidisciplinary and international research project dealing with the
impact of global change on water resources in the Jordan River Basin (see
We are looking for a scientist with excellent skills in the analysis of complex
datasets and with experience in collecting multi-species data in the field. Alternatively, the candidate could also be interested in modelling plant responses to climate change. The main task will be the integrative analysis of a globally unique dataset with the aim of deriving predictive models for the response of natural plant communities to climate change and land use change.
The dataset comprises of demographic parameters of all (approx. 500) component species during up to ten years of climate manipulation and grazing
exclosure along two steep climatic gradients in Jordan and Israel. In addition,
data from monitoring key abiotic factors is available. One aim of the project is
to evaluate management strategies for natural areas in the region that could
help in adapting to the consequences of climate change. However, the candidate
is welcome to develop own ideas with respect to data analysis and possibly new
Requirements: Ph.D. in ecology, good experience in analysing complex and
multivariate datasets or modelling skills, interest and experience in integration of interdisciplinary research groups, excellent knowledge of English.
Working place will be Tübingen, with occasional stays in Israel and Jordan.
Duration: Three years (starting as soon as possible). The position could be split into two positions of two years each if the profile of two candidates is complementary.
Salary is according to the tariffs in German public services (TVL), plus travel
expenses and per diem for the time of stay abroad. Funds for conducting own
empirical research are available, too. Note that the University of Tübingen is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications should be sent at the earliest possible date (preferably until September 15 or until position is filled) via email to the two addresses below and should include a statement of interest, CV, publication list and names and addresses of at least two references.
Contact: coordination en glowa.uni-tuebingen.de
Enquiries: Katja Tielbörger (firstname.lastname@example.org)