Job announcement
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Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, Frankfurt am Main

PhD position in Evolutionary Genomics of Birds

Application deadline: 30.06.2017
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The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) is a member of the Leibniz Association and is based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. SGN conducts natural history research with almost 800 employees and research institutions in six federal states. Within SGN, the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) explores the interactions between biodiversity, climate, and society.


SenckenbergBiK-F invites applications for a

PhD position in Evolutionary Genomics of Birds

(50 %)

There is an exciting opportunity for a talented and motivated applicant to join the working groupof Prof.Dr. Axel Janke.

Your profile:



  • Master degree in Biology, Genetics, Evolution and speciation in birds at the genomic level
  • Strong interest and proven skills in evolutionary, population or phylo-genetics
  • Experience in analyzing genomic data
  • Very good written and oral communication skills in English
  • Interest to be involved in an international and interdisciplinary group to expand the work to species distribution modeling, paternal inference and conservation genetics



Salary and benefits are according to a full time public service position in Germany (TV-H E13, 50%). The contract should start on October 1st, 2017 and will initially be limited until September 30th, 2020. The Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre supports equal opportunity of men and women and therefore strongly invites women to apply. Equally qualified handicapped applicants will be given preference. The place of employment is in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The employer is the SenckenbergGesellschaftfürNaturforschung.


Please send your application, mentioning the reference of this job offer (ref. #11-17016) before June, 30th 2017 by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document) and including a cover letter detailing research interests and experience, a detailed CV and a copy of your Master degree to:

Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

Senckenberganlage 25

60325 Frankfurt am Main

E-Mail: recruiting@senckenberg.de


For scientific enquiries please get in contact with Prof. Dr. Axel Janke, axel.janke@senckenberg.de



© 12.06.2017 Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft e.V., DZG