Postdoc Microbial biospherics (2yr)

We seek to appoint a postdoc (100% E13, 2yr) in microbial biospherics. Microbial biospherics (see Rillig & Antonovics 2019, PNAS; doi:10.1073/pnas.1904326116) is the study of matter-closed, energy-open microbial microcosms. The successful candiate is interested in establishing such systems in the lab for experimental work, and could have a background in biology, ecology, microbiology, physics or […]

Postdoc position (5yr)

Deadline: 22.04.2019 Tasks and general descriptionSoil and fungal ecology (focus on global change or microbial biospherics); contribution to teaching (4 credits a semester). Qualifications/ EinstellungsvoraussetzungenDoctoral degree in microbiology, ecology or related field Desirables and topicsAbility to work in ecology of soil fungi or soil ecology; excellent publication record. Candidate should have excellent English language skills. […]

Postdoc (5-yr) in soil and fungal ecology

Deadline for applications: 26.11.2018; please send all documents as a single pdf attachment per email to by this date to receive full consideration, using ‘Rillig_WiMi_2018’ in the subject line. Send cover letter explaining what you could add to the lab and cv including list of publications. Requirements: Doctoral degree in ecology, microbiology, or other […]

Doctoral student opening (with Dr. Stavros Veresoglou)

Doctoral student (3 yr) in the Rillig lab at Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin TV-L E 13 65%, 36 months Reference code: SAC002 We invite applications for a PhD studentship funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft within the priority program Biodiversity Exploratories which aims at adapting a species-area framework for microbial taxa. The project is led by Dr. […]

Urban soil microbial ecology scholarship opening

To support research ongoing in a BMBF-funded project “Bridging in Biodiversity Research” (BIBS) we are looking for a doctoral student to carry out work on soil molecular microbial ecology in approx. 60 grassland sites around the city of Berlin, Germany (plus potentially additional sites in the surrounding landscape). These sites form part of the CityScapeLabs […]

Doctoral student: root traits

(For German version please see below) Position is now closed. We are looking for a doctoral student (3 yr) to work on root biology (trait-based ecology) in the project “Belowground functional traits of plants as drivers of biodiversity and ecosystem functions” within the Biodiversity Exploratories. Within the project (a collaboration with Mark van Kleunen, Konstanz), […]