PhD student position - biogeography and evolution of freshwater molluscs in Wallacea
A three year PhD student position is available at the Department of Animal Ecology and Systematics, Justus Liebig University as part of an international research project studying biogeographical processes in freshwater molluscs of the Wallacea region. It is a joint project with the Natural History Museum Berlin, Leibnitz Institute for Evolutionary and Biodiversity Research at the Humboldt University Berlin (Dr. Thomas von Rintelen) in close cooperation with our Indonesian partners (mainly from Bogor University). Funding is provided by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). The salary is (65% TVL-13) according to the German system.
We are seeking a student with a MSc or equivalent degree in biology. The successful candidate should have experience with molecular systematics (DNA sequencing and/or microsatellite analyses) and should have a strong interest in biogeography and evolutionary biology. Good communication skills, the ability to work independently and the willingness to conduct extended fieldwork in South and Southeast Asia are essential.
We offer an intellectually stimulating research environment in a young and dynamic group and a department with well-equipped state-of- the-art lab facilities. A tight cooperation with one of the worldâ€™s leading natural history museums is given.
To apply, please send an e-mail application including CV, names and addresses of two referees and a brief letter explaining why you are interested in this PhD position by April 30 to Christian Albrecht: Christian.Albrecht@allzool.bio.uni-giessen.de.
Dr. Christian Albrecht
Department of Animal Ecology and Systematics
Biodiversity and Systematics Group
Justus Liebig University Giessen
Internet: http://www.uni-giessen.de/wilke; http://www.wallacea.info
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