From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Matthias C. Rillig
Sent: Monday, March 07, 2011 12:05 PM
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Doctoral student position (Arbuscular mycorrhizal
The Plant and Mycorrhizal Ecology Lab at the FU Berlin (Prof. Matthias C.
Rillig) seeks a highly motivated PhD student who will be involved in a
project in the German Biodiversity-Exploratories
(http://www.biodiversityexploratories.de/), addressing the effects of
land-use and biodiversity on root biomass and arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM)
communities in roots.
The successful candidate will indentify AM fungi by means of next generation
sequencing and subsequent phylogenetic analysis of the AM fungal
communities. Further statistical analyses will be used to test for
phylogenetic patterns in relation to land-use and specific traits of the
The candidate must hold a M.Sc. or equivalent (e.g. Diploma) in biology,
ecology or bioinformatics. Fluent written and spoken English and driver
licence are required. Background in molecular ecology, phylogenetics,
community ecology and ecological statistics are desirable.
Duration: 36 months
Salary: 65 % of a full position according to E 13 TV-L FU tariff
Applications including a CV and a copy/scan of relevant certificates (e.g.
Master degree) must be sent not later than 4th April 2011 for full
Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Biologie - Ökologie der Pflanzen Dr. Stefan Hempel
14195 Berlin, Germany
Electronic applications are welcome. For additional information, please
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