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Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d)

We invite applications for a position as Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d)

  • Application deadline: 10.01.2021
  • Start-date: 01.07.2021
  • Fulltime position
  • Id no.: 00001327


The RTG ConFoBi offers a unique inter- and transdisciplinary programme for a large number of doctoral researchers. ConFoBi combines multi-scale ecological studies on forest biodiversity with economic and social science studies of biodiversity conservation to investigate the timely question how conservation of forest biodiversity can be effectively integrated in forest management (for details see
A DFG-funded full-time postdoctoral position will be available from 1st July 2021 to June 2025. The postdoctoral researcher will be placed at the Chair of Wildlife Ecology and Management ( and closely cooperate with the RTG's Spokesperson, the Scientific Coordinator, and the whole ConFoBi team.
The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for leading the final synthesis process of ConFoBi's nine year research programme through integrating results across projects and thereby disciplines (e.g. remote sensing, forestry, ecology, economics and social sciences).
The tasks of the postdoctoral researcher include:

  • organizing interdisciplinary syntheses of ConFoBi's research programme, in which ConFoBi will formulate its insights for both science and practice,
  • initiating and leading various disciplinary and interdisciplinary, qualitative and quantitative modelling approaches (e.g. conceptual and/or system dynamics) based on existing ConFoBi data,
  • initiating and writing of major scientific synthesis papers in close cooperation with other members of ConFoBi,
  • conceptual planning of translational workshops with practitioners,
  • participating in all ConFoBi events, such as workshops and annual symposia.

For this position, we seek an internationally experienced professional with recognized interdisciplinary experience, preferably in the analysis of social-ecological systems, including economic aspects. Applicants are expected to hold a PhD degree or equivalent, and have received additional training as postdoctoral fellow. Strong conceptual and analytical abilities as well as writing skills, documented in an excellent scientific publication record, are necessary. Experience in working in multinational, inter- and transdisciplinary research environments is advantageous. We seek an enthusiastic, self-motivated team player who works in a structured manner and has excellent communication and organizational skills. The postdoctoral researcher must be fluent in spoken and written English; proficiency in German is an advantage. He/she will be supported in his/her individual career plans, and will be given the possibility to complete the habilitation degree, i.e. the formal requirement for a professorship). He/she will further have access to ALU's qualification programme ( for postdoctoral scientists, and other offers of ALU's Freiburg Research Services.

Applications documents include CV, publication list, motivation letter, and contact details of three references.

The salary will be determined in accordance with TV-L E13.

We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.

Please send your application in English including supporting documents mentioned above citing the reference number 00001327, by 10.01.2021 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form (preferred):

University of Freiburg
Chair of Wildlife Ecology and Management
attn: Theresa Waldvogel
Tennenbacher Str. 4
79106 Freiburg

E-Mail (please one single pdf document not larger than 10 MB):

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Ilse Storch via phone +49 761 203 3668 or E-Mail

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