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The Jena Experiment is seeking PhD students and technical staff 

Within the DFG Research Unit FOR 5000 (Biotic interactions, community assembly, and eco-evolutionary dynamics as drivers of long-term biodiversity–ecosystem functioning relationships), nine four-year PhD positions, a three-year postdoctoral position, and a position for a technical assistant are available. 

The Jena Experiment (www.the-jena-experiment.de) has been running since 2002 and aims to uncover the mechanisms that determine BEF relationships in the short- and in the long-term. During the last years the Jena Experiment provided novel empirical evidence that ecological and evolutionary processes are intertwined in determining biodiversity-ecosystem functioning (BEF) relationships, and long-term experiments are key not only to gain a basic understanding of the relative importance as well as interactions of these processes but also to apply these concepts to better provisioning of ecosystem functions and stability. In the next few years, we will focus on the biodiversity drivers of ecosystem stability, including temporal stability using unique time series and stability in response to extreme climate events, such as drought, flooding, hot spells, and exceptional frost periods.  

We offer an international and interdisciplinary research environment. The involved institutions seek to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourage women to apply. We are committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourage them to apply. 

To learn more about the open positions and how to apply, see the following link: https://the-jena-experiment.de/index.php/job-opportunities/ or contact PD Dr. Anne Ebeling (anne.ebeling@uni-jena.de

Dr. Jes Hines 

Experimental Interaction Ecology 

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig 
Puschstrae 4 
04103 Leipzig, Germany 
Phone    +49(0)341-97-33131  

Email      jessica.hines@idiv.de 
Office      Floor 0, B.00.22 
Website  http://jeshines.foodwebecology.com/ 

Twitter    @jes_hines 

Affiliation Institute of Biology, Leipzig University