A 3 year PhD position funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) is available at the Institut für Spezielle Botanik und Botanischer Garten, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany. The main focus of the project will be to investigate the evolutionary history of Senecio
s.str. (Asteraceae) in Tropical Africa within the framework of a project on the influence of climate variation on a geological time scale on the African high mountain flora, carried out by Dr. Berit Gehrke. The thesis will be supervised by Dr. Gehrke and Prof. Kadereit.
You should have a master degree (or equivalent) in the field of biology and a strong interest in evolution and plant systematics. Enthusiasm for pursuing fieldwork in Africa is welcome. Good working knowledge of English, written and oral, is essential. Gaining experience in teaching
Salary is according to the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) guidelines. Funding, including for laboratory and field costs, is available for 3 years.
If you are interested, please send (preferentially by e-mail) a letter describing your motivation and research interests, C.V., publications if any, and contact details of two academic referees. Applications will be screened beginning 15 September until the position is filled. Starting date of the PhD.: in 2011 or later. If you have further question, do not hesitate to contact me.
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