Position Announcements

Postdocs/PhD students in Biodiversity, Ecology and Genomics of Aquatic Fungi

Fungi are of central importance for the global carbon cycle because
of their role in the degration of complex organic matter such as plant
material. Fungi also represent one of the last frontiers of
biodiversity, as their taxonomic diversity and metabolic potential
remain poorly understood. This is particularly true for those fungi that
are abundant in freshwaters.

MycoLink (Linking aquatic mycodiversity to ecosystem function)
is an interdisciplinary project integrating the expertise of 4 Leibniz
Institutes: the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland
Fisheries (IGB), the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research
(ZALF), the Leibniz-Institute of German Collection of Microorganisms and
Cell Cultures (DSMZ) and the Leibniz-Institute of Zoo- and Wildlife
Research in Berlin (IZW). We are seeking to recruit outstanding young
scientists to establish an innovative research program, and currently
invite applications for:

2 Postdocs and 2 PhD Students in

Biodiversity, Ecology, and Genomics of Aquatic Fungi

2 positions (1 PostDoc, 1 PhD student) will focus on global
biodiversity and evolutionary genomics of freshwater fungi, using
second-and third-generation sequencing and bioinformatics to analyse
natural populations and experimental cultures. For further information,
contact Michael T. Monaghan (monaghan(at)igb-berlin.de).

2 positions (1 PostDoc, 1 PhD student) will focus on the ecological
and functional role of aquatic fungi by combining state-of-the-art
biochemical analyses with modeling in experimental and natural
ecosystems. For further information, contact Hans-Peter Grossart &
Katrin Premke (hgrossart(at)igb-berlin.de; premke(at)igb-berlin.de).

Applicants must hold a Diploma/Masters degree (Ph.D. student
positions) or Ph.D. (Postdoc positions) in a relevant field. Positions
are available for three years. Salary is according to the German TVöD
(Postdoc: 100 %, PhD student: 65 % position). Positions will be based at
IGB Berlin, IGB Neuglobsow, and at the Berlin Centre for Genomics in
Biodiversity Research. The institutes of the Leibniz Association strive
to increase the proportion of female scientists. Therefore, female
candidates are specifically encouraged to apply. Disabled applicants
with identical technical and personal qualification will be
preferentially selected.

Please submit a curriculum vitae (including publication list), a
brief statement of motivation and research interests, and the names and
contact information of two referees. Please send all documents as a
single pdf file to monaghan(at)igb-berlin.de.
Review of the applications will start on 21 February 2014 and continue
until the positions are filled. Interviews for shortlisted applicants
will take place in the 1st nweek of March.