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PhD position in plant ecology at University of Tübingen

Job Title: PhD position in plant ecology at University of Tübingen

Location: Germany

University profile:

The University of Tübingen, one of the German Universities of Excellence, is one of the oldest and most respected universities in Germany. Tübingen is a beautiful university town with a high quality of life. The Plant Evolutionary Ecology group has an excellent infrastructure for ecological research. Besides invasion and global change biology, the other main focus of our group is on intraspecific variation, ecological genetics and epigenetics, and how plants adapt to changing environments.

Job Description:

The PhD student will work in the area of global change and invasion biology, testing the potential invasiveness of exotic ornamental plant species under altered climatic conditions, in particular altered precipitation regimes, in the field and in greenhouse and garden experiments. The project is embedded in a larger European project (the BiodivERsA project “WhoIsNext – Climate change and escaping ornamentals : predicting the next generation of European plant invaders”) in which we collaborate with other researchers in Konstanz, Grenoble and Vienna.


We are looking for a student with a genuine interest in science and experimental plant ecology, plant invasions and/or global change. The successful candidate should have a driving licence and a good command of English. Statistics skills and previous publication experience are a plus.

The position is funded for 3 years. Salary is at the scale 13 TV-L (65%). Starting date is spring 2014.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV, along with a letter of motivation and the contact details of two references as a single PDF to For questions, please use the same email address as above.

Last date for the application: 20th December 2013

Reference: YETI

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