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IGB -- Fellowship Program in Freshwater Science

IGB - Fellowship Program in Freshwater Science

The Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in Berlin invites highly motivated scientists to apply for the recently established IGB - Fellowship Program. IGB offers up to 5 fellowships for PhD students, Postdocs, or Senior Scientists for 6 months to 2 years each.

These fellowships are designed to enable outstanding scientists to actively participate in and contribute to the research program at IGB, thus supporting their personal education and training.
The working language of the laboratories at IGB is English and we value diversity in backgrounds and nationalities. IGB is determined to increase the proportion of women in successful scientific careers and particularly encourages female scientists to apply. Disabled persons with equal
qualifications will be favoured.

The Leibniz-Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) is the largest freshwater ecology research institute in Germany (ww.igb-berlin.de). It is a member of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. and the Leibniz-Association (www.wgl.de).

IGB offers excellent laboratory and field facilities for interdisciplinary research, large-scale experimental facilities, and long-term research programs and data sets. IGB carries out high-quality basic and applied research in the following areas:

. Freshwater ecology
. Ecology and behaviour of fish
. Biodiversity
. Adaptation and functional diversity
. Molecular phylogenetics and population genetics
. Sustainable aquaculture
. Sustainable management of freshwater ecosystems
. Social-ecological modelling
. Aquatic-terrestrial and ground water-surface water linkages
. Ecohydrology -- Hydroecology

Application deadlines: 31 December and 30 June each year. Successful applicants will be notified within six weeks.
Value: The monthly stipend is 1.365 Euro at the PhD level, 1.828 Euro at the PostDoc level, and 2.600 Euro at the senior scientist level. In addition, IGB may provide consumables and travel allowances to successful candidates.
Qualifications for application: Applicants must hold a Diplom/Master's (PhD fellowship) or a PhD (PostDoc and Senior Scientist fellowship) in a subject relevant to one of the above-listed research fields.

Documents to be submitted with the application (in English):
. Curriculum vitae including list of publications
. Letter indicating research interests and experience (max.1 page)
. Proposed research program at IGB (max. 1 page), incl. potential host research group
. PhD or Master certificate
. Two letters of recommendation to be sent separately to the address given below

Applications should only be sent to: Prof. Klement Tockner, Director of IGB,
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. Müggelseedamm 310, 12587 Berlin, Germany (Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

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