Postdoctoral Researcher (Freshwater Ecologist)

The Department of River Ecology and Conservation at the Senckenberg Nature Research Society in Gelnhausen, Germany, is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Freshwater Ecology for 2 years with a possible extension by another 2 years being subject to personal performance.


  • Conduct research on various aspects of global change and their impacts on riverine ecosystems within the framework of different projects of the department
  • Data analysis, preparation of manuscripts and reports
  • Involvement in national and international projects (EUBON, eLTER, etc.)
  • Mentoring graduate students


  • PhD in Ecology or a related field
  • Solid background in freshwater (macro-) ecology and zoology (preferably benthic invertebrates)
  • Advanced skills in the analysis of large ecological datasets (we have access to large (long-term) datasets of benthic invertebrate monitoring in Germany and Europe)
  • Strong track record of international publications
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

The contract should start around November 2015.

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Application deadline: September, 8th 2015

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