(curator of Diptera) in the Department of Arthropods. The position is
available from October 2011. Potential candidates will hold a PhD in zoology
or related areas, have their research focus on taxonomy and systematics of
Diptera, and present a substantial publication record in taxonomy,
phylogenetics and/or other aspects of biodiversity research. The candidate
is expected to work in these fields from a sound theoretical basis and be
able to apply an array of appropriate modern methods. He/she should be able
to combine collection-based work with modern phylogenetic and/or ecological
approaches. The candidate is also expected to integrate into ongoing
research projects at the ZFMK and teaching programs at the University of
Bonn, and to obtain competitive grant funds.
As a curator, the successful candidate will be responsible for caring,
managing and further increasing and developing the Diptera collections at
the ZFMK. He/she will also be involved in the self-administration of the
institute and is expected to demonstrate commitment to community engagement
in his/her field of research. Non-German candidates are expected to acquire
basic knowledge of German.
The successful candidate will be employed for an initial probation period of
up to five years - determined on his/ her experience - according to the
German legislation, after which he/she will obtain tenure depending on
his/her performance. Salary is according provisionally to grade TV-L/13 in
the German Public Service scheme).
The ZFMK is a fellow institute of the "Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried
Wilhelm Leibniz" (WGL Science Community) and works in close cooperation with
the University of Bonn. It comprises internationally important scientific
collections, libraries, electron microscopy unit, and bioacoustics,
histological and molecular laboratories.
The ZFMK is an equal opportunity employer. Women are therefore strongly
encouraged to apply. Equally qualified handicapped applicants will be given
Interested applicants should submit a CV, complete publication record, a
statement of teaching experience and research funding, certificates of
university degrees, and selected publications in hard copies to the
Heike Lenz, Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Adenauerallee
160, D-53113 Bonn, Germany, by August 31 2011. E-mail inquiries:
Please note that application documents will not be returned.
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