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 pertinent field.

Position Description:

Demonstrated ability to work in the field of soil and/or fungal ecology as proven by relevant publications. Furthermore, excellent knowledge of English, advanced knowledge of statistics (preferably with R) are advantageous, as well as basic knowledge of general community ecology, soil ecology or mycorrhiza; also basics of soil science. The holder of the position should strengthen at least one of the main topics currently pursued in the Rillig lab (see, for example global change ecology, soil biodiversity, soil aggregation, microplastics or others. Theoretical modelling / data synthesis approaches and experiments can be used; candidates who can bridge between these approaches (modelling, empirical) are preferred.

Expectations in teaching (this position comes with 4 credits per semester teaching): Courses should be offered in the BSc Biology (Ecology Basic Module) as well as on the specific topic of the applicant. German language skills would be advantageous for the former, but this is not strictly required.




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