Abteilung Palynologie und Klimadynamik

Abteilung Palynologie und Klimadynamik

Job offer

The Collaborative Research Centre 990 / CRC 990 (http://www.uni-goettingen.de/efforts) at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is offering the position of a

Scientific co-worker (PhD Student)

in the A01 Project at the Department of Palynology and Climate Dynamics, starting at 01.10.2020 with 65% of regular working hours (currently 25.87 hours / week) for the duration of 3 years. Payment is in accordance with E 13 TV-L scale.

We are looking for a scientist to conduct palynological research on pollen rain samples and sediment samples, data analysis and interpretation of pollen and spore data in order to obtain a detailed reconstruction of vegetation, climate and environmental changes in Central Sumatra/ Indonesia in the A01 group “Long-term vegetation dynamics, plant phenology and plant-pollinator interactions in rainforest and rainforest transformations in central Sumatra“.

Requirements are a master or diploma in biology or related disciplines, profund knowledge and experience in palynological working methods, detailed knowledge of tropical pollen flora, experience in multivariate analysis, knowledge in the interpretation of pollen and spore data, and data processing software. Teamwork, very good English skills, reasonable fittness for field work in the Tropics and willingness to work in an international research environment is expected.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to be a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Applications with the usual documents are requested within 3 weeks after announcement and not later than August 7th, 2020 to Prof. Dr. Hermann Behling (email: hbehlin@gwdg.de) or per mail to Department of Palynology and Climate Dynamics, University of Göttingen, Untere Karspüle 2, 37073 Göttingen.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Hermann Behling (Kontakt: hbehlin ad gwdg.de.)

Please submit your application documents preferably per email or only as a copy.

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New papers out


  • Krashevska, V.; Tsyganov, A. N.; Esaulov, A. S.; Mazei, Y. A.; Hapsari, K. A.; Saad, A. et al. (2020): Testate Amoeba Species- and Trait-Based Transfer Functions for Reconstruction of Hydrological Regime in Tropical Peatland of Central Sumatra, Indonesia. Front. Ecol. Evol. 8. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2020.00225

  • Shumilovskikh, L. S.; Abdulmanova, I. F.; Efimik, E. G. (2020): Does season matter for moss surface sample collection? A case study from Kungur forest-steppe, pre-Urals, Russia. Palynology, pp. 1–9. DOI: 10.1080/01916122.2020.1776780

  • Unkelbach, J.; Kashima, K.; Punsalpaamuu, G.; Shumilovskikh, L.; Behling, H. (2020): Decadal high-resolution multi-proxy analysis to reconstruct natural and human-induced environmental changes over the last 1350 cal. yr BP in the Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, western Mongolia. The Holocene 257 (1), 095968362090866. DOI: 10.1177/0959683620908662

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