Two exciting positions at Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Institute, Frankfurt, Germany

Two exciting positions at Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Institute, Frankfurt, Germany

Future impacts of climate and land-use change for global biodiversity

Please contact Dr. Christian Hof (christian.hof@senckenberg.de) in case you need any further information.

*Postdoctoral Researcher*

The successful applicant will investigate potential futures for the 
global biodiversity of vertebrates under different climate and land-use change scenarios. He/she will employ cutting-edge species distribution and macroecological diversity modelling to produce global projections of biodiversity and species vulnerability assessments. The position is part of the project “BioScen1point5”, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Your profile:
– PhD degree in ecology, biogeography or a related field, preferably 
with a focus on large-scale analyses of species distributions, species 
richness, phylogenetic and/or functional diversity
– Research interests in the fields of macroecology and global change 
ecology, creativity and enthusiasm for scientific work
– Proficiency in species distribution modelling, advanced statistical 
analyses with R and in handling large databases of environmental and distribution data
– Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (knowledge of German is not mandatory, but beneficial)
– Documented ability to publish in international journals
– Ability to work in a team and under the pressure of limited time resources

*Data/IT-specialist*

The successful applicant will work on the management, processing and analyses of data to support the investigation of potential futures for the global biodiversity of vertebrates under different climate and 
land-use change scenarios. He/she will support the analyses producing global projections of biodiversity and species vulnerability 
assessments. The position is part of the project “BioScen1point5”, 
funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Your Profile:
– MSc degree in computer science, geography, biology, environmental 
science or another relevant field
– Strong background in managing and processing large databases, 
preferably of environmental and biodiversity data
– Strong expertise in geographic information systems (GIS)
– Interests in the fields of biodiversity research and global change 
ecology, creativity and enthusiasm
– Beneficial are the expertise in advanced statistical analyses with R
– Good communication skills
– Proficiency in English (knowledge of German is not mandatory, but 
beneficial)
– Ability to work in a team and under the pressure of limited time resources

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