Open positions


The group of Prof Dr Kirsten Küsel at Friedrich Schiller University Jena and iDiv, the German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research, invite application to a:

Postdoctoral fellowship on ‘Aquatic microbial ecology’ (f/m)

  • full-time employment
  • limited to 2 years
  • salary: pay grade (Entgeltgruppe) 13 TV-L

Applications are accepted until 31 May 2017. Please use our application portal under apply.idiv.de.

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The Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg offers the following position in cooperation with GEO BON and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig:

Foreign Language Secretary (f/m)

  • 50% of a full-time employment
  • Job location: Leipzig
  • possible start date: 1 July 2017 
  • initially limited for 2 year
  • salary: pay grade (Entgeltgruppe) 9 TV-L

Applications (English, in electronic form) are accepted until 26 May 2017.

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Theory in Biodiversity research group offers the following position at the earliest possible date:

2 Student Helpers/Research Assistants (f/m)

in Theory in Biodiversity Science

  • limited until 31 December 2017
  • working time: 7–10 hours per week
  • salary depending on personal qualifications (payment of 9.45 EUR/h to 11.01 EUR/h)

Applications should be directed to Esra Sohlström (esra.sohlstroem@idiv.de).

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Leipzig University offers the following position:

HIWI/Student Helper (BSc.) (f/m)

in Data Analysis/Geo-Computation (incl. option for MSc. thesis)

  • joint supervision of Dr Meyer (iDiv/Leipzig University) and Prof Müller-Hannemann (Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg)
  • working time: 16 hours per week for 2 years
  • salary depending on personal qualifications (payment of 9.45 EUR/h to 11.01 EUR/h)

Applications are accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be directed to Dr Carsten Meyer (carsten.meyer@idiv.de).

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