[Coral-List] Tenure-track professorships: University of Göttingen
gert.woerheide at geo.uni-goettingen.de
Thu Nov 22 14:43:58 EST 2007
we are currently offering three tenure-track Professorships in our
newly founded research center.
One of them will focus on (no. 2 below) lower metazoans, and might be
of interest to some of you.
Please distribute this ad, which also appeared a couple of weeks ago
in NATURE (<http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/31550>),
widely to potential applicants, as the application deadline is fast
approaching (3. Dec 2007).
The newly founded Courant Research Centre “Geobiology – Development of
Early Life and Organic Matter Controlled by Rock and Mineral Forming
Processes” at the Georg-August-University of Göttingen invites
applications for three
to build up
Independent Research Groups
The positions are available immediately will be at the W1 salary scale
(junior-professorships), come with a reduced teaching responsibility,
six years of funding to build up an independent research group and a
tenure option (W2 or W3) depending on successful review after 3 and 6
This research centre will integrate contributions from different
fields of Geobiology: deep biosphere geomicrobiology, evolution of
early metazoans, and evolution of early land plants for a better
understanding of the origin and evolution of the biosphere and the
consequences for System Earth. We are seeking outstanding young
postdoctoral researchers with an internationally acknowledged track
record who will complement and strengthen our existing research
programs focusing on (1) microbial ecology and biogeochemistry of
subterranean environments, (2) molecular (paleo-) biology and
phylogeny of fossil and recent metazoans, and (3) molecular (paleo-)
biology and phylogeny of fossil and early recent land plants.
Candidates for up to three group leader positions will be considered.
The applicant's research statement should explicitly outline how
interdisciplinary integration will be achieved among the junior
research groups as well as in cooperation with existing groups in
Geobiology, e.g. with the DFG Research Unit FOR 751 “Geobiology of
Organo- and Biofilms” ,"Deep Metazoan Phylogeny”, and “Plant
Systematics”. We expect that the successful candidates will closely
interact with the other members of the Courant centre. For further
information see <http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/sh/58829.html>
The Georg-August-University is substantially fostering the career
opportunities for female researchers and scholars and therefore
strongly encourages qualified women to apply for a position as
Research Group leader. As part of its gender equality concept the
University provides special support to ease the compatibility of
career and family. Together with the City of Göttingen and the non-
university research institutions the university offers a Dual Career
We explicitly welcome applications from abroad.
Disabled persons with corresponding aptitude for the position will be
The selection procedure will include a symposium to be held in
December 2007 or January 2008. Further Informations for applicants and
informations about the selection procedure are available from the
speaker (see below).
Applications including a CV, informations on external funding and
honours, a list of publications, the three most significant articles,
a brief research statement fitting into the topics of the selected
Courant Research Centre as well as name and address of two References
are requested by December 3rd, 2007 and should be sent to the speaker
of the Courant Research Centre:
Prof. Dr. Joachim Reitner, Department of Geobiology, Goldschmidtstr.
3, 37077 Göttingen, Germany (phone: +49 551 39 7950; email: jreitne at gwdg.de
; http://www.geobiologie.uni-goettingen.de ).
Junior Professor for Molecular Geobiology
Courant Research Center Geobiology
37077 Göttingen, Germany
phone: +49-(0)551 39 14 177
mobile: +49-(0)178 537 22 33
fax: +49-(0)551-39 79 18
SkypeIn: +49-(0)551-29 81 400
gert.woerheide at geo.uni-goettingen.de
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