German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

I will occasionally post vacancy announcements for both Postdocs and Doctoral Students affiliated with projects funded via my lab budget. I will soon open several positions, so keep an eye open for announcements. There are also plenty of fellowship opportunities coming up (see below).

If you are interested in joining the lab, please email me with a brief description of your research interests and including a copy of your tabular CV. Please note, though, that I am unfortunately not able to provide any funding outside of the posted vacancies.

However, I am interested in supporting your applications for outside funding if your proposed topics fall within the thematic scope of my lab. See below for more detailed advice for prospective Postdocs, Doctoral and Master students.

Our lab’s main interests include

  1. Macroecology, both basic and applied, including e.g. i) broad-scale biodiversity patterns and drivers, ii) different facets of biodiversity change across scales or taxa, iii) analyses of biodiversity data limitations and ways of addressing these.
  2. Land-change science, including e.g. i) impacts of land-use change on biodiversity, ii) patterns and drivers of land-cover, land-use, and associated biodiversity change, iii) analyses of trade-offs or synergies between biodiversity conservation and other societal goals, iv) biodiversity implications of different land-use policies, economic changes or other societal developments.

Opportunities for Postdocs

I am interested in initiating collaborations with postdocs. I encourage postdocs to explore funding options via iDiv’s excellent sDiv postdoctoral fellowship program or via external fellowships, such as DAAD, Humboldt or DFG. Please contact me with ideas and we can discuss further options. Please get in touch with sufficient time in advance to enable an early dialogue about joint interests and possible assistance with the proposal writing.

Opportunities for Doctoral Students

I am accepting applications for PhD students for the vacancy announcements that I post. Multiple fellowship options also exist for environmentally, economics or land-use focused topics, as well as more general options via party-affiliated or churchly foundations, as well as other governmental and non-governmental sources depending on your interests. Please get in touch sufficiently early.

Opportunities for Master Students

I am always looking for motivated Master students who are interested in working on independent projects or would like to get involved with the lab’s research. If you are interested in doing your thesis research in the lab, please get in touch with sufficient time in advance to produce a proposal and apply for field work or other funding (if necessary). 

iDiv and Leipzig University offer the following position:

Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d)

on “Addressing Multiple Uncertainties in Spatiotemporal Statistical Modelling of Global Land-use Dynamics”

  • Full-time employment
  • Fixed term of three years, pending final approval of funding
  • Planned salary: E13 TV-L
  • Application deadline: 20 May 2019

› more information (PDF)

iDiv and Leipzig University offer the following position:

Student / Research Assistant (f/m/d)

Data support for project: “Mapping global land-use changes” incl. option for BSc./MSc. thesis

  • 8–16 hrs/week
  • Ideally for 1-2 years
  • Salary: depending on your personal profile, 9.87 €/h to 11.49 €/h
  • Applications are accepted until the position is filled

› more information (PDF)

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