Scientific Employee Job Openings at Friedrich Schiller University
"Discover the Exciting Role of Spatio-temporal Stability in Multitrophic Ecosystems at Friedrich Schiller University!"

Scientific Employee Job Openings at Friedrich Schiller University

Scientific Employee Job Openings at Friedrich Schiller University located in Jena, Thuringia, Germany. Interested Candidates Check out the details below and Apply.

Job Posting: Scientific Employee – Spatio-temporal Stability in Multitrophic Ecosystem Functions

Job ID: 320/2023

Job Location: Jena, Thuringia, Germany

Closing Date: November 30, 2023

About the Company

Friedrich Schiller University is a renowned research-focused university located in Jena, Thuringia, Germany. With a wide range of subjects and a strong research profile centered around Light—Life—Liberty, the university plays a significant role in shaping the cosmopolitan and future-oriented city of Jena.

About the Job

The Institute of Ecology and Evolution at the Faculty of Biological Sciences is seeking a Scientific Employee to work on spatio-temporal stability in multitrophic ecosystem functions in the Jena Experiment. This position will commence on April 1, 2024, and the contract will be limited to 36 months. The Jena Experiment is one of the largest and longest running biodiversity experiments globally, providing unique opportunities to study the consequences of species loss on ecosystem functioning.


  • Conduct data analyses of long-term datasets
  • Write scientific publications relevant to the project
  • Present scientific results at local, national, and international conferences


  • Scientific University degree (Diploma/M.Sc.) in biology, preferably ecology. A doctoral degree is desirable.
  • At least three years of research experience and publication of scientific results
  • Expertise and experience in community ecology and/or experimental biodiversity research
  • Advanced skills in statistical programming and data analyses
  • Interest and ability to prepare high-impact manuscripts for international journals
  • Excellent English communication skills (spoken and written)
  • Team-oriented with interest and ability in interdisciplinary research and organizational skills


  • Work in a dynamic, international, and interdisciplinary environment in the beautiful city of Jena
  • Opportunities to develop and advance scientific networks
  • Flexible working hours and a family-friendly working environment
  • Attractive fringe benefits, including capital formation benefits (VL), Job Ticket (benefits for public transport), and an occupational pension (VBL)
  • University health promotion and a wide range of university sports activities
  • Remuneration based on the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector of the Federal States (TV-L) at salary scale E13, including a special annual payment
  • 30 days of vacation per calendar year plus two days off on December 24 and 31

How to Apply

To apply, please use our online form by November 30, 2023. Candidates with severe disabilities will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications and suitability.

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