The State Museum of Natural History in Stuttgart (SMNS) with its two locations Museum am Löwentor and Schloss Rosenstein is one of the largest natural history museums in Germany with more than 160 employees and sees itself as a future-oriented research and educational institution.

The research of the Botany Department is based on the analyses of changes in the flora of Baden-Wuerttemberg as well as on the investigation of the related plant-pollinator interactions. This phd project focuses on plant species mainly pollinated by oligolectic bees. The candidate will combine pollination experiments in the field with molecular labwork and the analysis of large data sets.

Applicants should hold a master or diploma in biology, ecology or agricultural science with a focus on biodiversity or ecology. Knowledge and experience in pollination ecology, experimental field work, statistics and statistical modelling, the ability to work independently in the lab as well as in the field, being a team player and having good computer skills are desired. Willingness to learn and conduct molecular labwork are expected.

The successful applicant will conduct his/her research in a project of the Botany Department called “Dependence of selected plant species from their oligolectic pollinators” and should conduct independent research leading to his/her phd-degree.

We offer:
•       the opportunity to pursue your academic career in an internationally renowned research museum with excellent facilities
•       intensive academic and personal mentoring in the course of the Phd-project
•       exciting research projects in an international and multidisciplinary environment
•       an attractive workplace in the centre of Stuttgart
•       flexible worktime for research
•       benefits from occupational health management
•       professional and personal development opportunities through training programs

Please note: Employment will be at the SMNS, Stuttgart. The successful applicant is expected to enroll in a doctoral program at the University of Hohenheim to obtain the appropriate degree.
Salary corresponds to the German civil service salary scale E13 TV-L, 50%. The position should be filled as soon as possible, preferably by December 1, 2022 and is funded for 3 years.

How to apply:

Please submit your electronic application exclusively online (in one file, max 5 MB), containing a cover letter, CV and relevant certificates to prior to November 13, 2022. Job interviews are scheduled for November 22, 2022. For further information, please contact Dr. Stefan Abrahamczyk, Tel. 0049-(0)711/8936-212 or Dr. Mike Thiv, Tel. 0049-(0)711/8936-205.

We welcome applications in both German and English language. The SMNS strives to increase the percentage of women in areas where women are underrepresented and therefore strongly encourages applications from qualified women. Individuals with disabilities will be given priority for employment if equally qualified.

Further information on data protection law for applicants can be found on our homepage under “Jobs” (in German).
Lucia Banholzer
Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart

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