[Coral-List] Tenure-track professorships: University of Göttingen

Gert Wörheide gert.woerheide at geo.uni-goettingen.de
Thu Nov 22 14:43:58 EST 2007

Dear Colleagues,
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).

best regards


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
tenure-track Professorships
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 ).

Gert Wörheide
Junior Professor for Molecular Geobiology
Courant Research Center Geobiology
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
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
Skype: spongegert

gert.woerheide at geo.uni-goettingen.de


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