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Full Professorship (W3) for Forest Genetics
University of Freiburg
Position Close date: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Fulltime position, Start-date: 01.10.2020
This professorship is also particularly suitable for highly qualified early career researchers.

This professorship represents the field of "Forest Genetics" in research and teaching. The main task of the professorship will be genetic and epigenetic analysis of DNA and RNA from trees using bioinformatic tools and methods from different research fields as well as the development of new bioinformatic tools. This includes genome research using molecular-biological, biotechnological and bioinformatic methods to identify relationships between the information stored in the genomes and plant attributes. Other possible research areas are ecological forest genetics including analyses of the effects of environmental factors and anthropogenic influences such as forest fragmentation and forest management on the genetic composition (and diversity) of tree populations and the assessment of plant diversity through genetic analyses such as bar-coding and metagenomics.

A special commitment to teaching in forestry and environmental science programs is expected. The emphasis in teaching is on forest botany, genetic principles and ecological genetics, breeding and multiplication of trees, epigenetics.

The ideal candidate has:

competence in genetics, forest botany, bioinformatics
experience in the identification of adaptation-related gene structures and or mechanisms of epigenetics on a molecular basis
an interdisciplinary and international research profile

Prerequisites for the employment of Professors are a university degree, an outstanding dissertation and an excellent publication record. Substantial achievements and experience in academic research and teaching, at the level of a Habilitation according to the German academic system, are expected.

The Chair of Forest Genetics is endowed by the Stihl foundation.

The following application documents are to be submitted:

Curriculum vitae
Certificates of degrees and academic qualifications
Complete list of papers and invited lectures specifying the 5 most important publications (and provision of ORCID-ID, Google Scholar Citation index, etc.)
List of current and completed research projects including their financial volume
Short statement (1-2 pages) describing intended future research and teaching activities
We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.

How to apply: 
For further information, please contact Ingrid Armbruster on the phone number +49 761 203-3604 or E-Mail Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Code for Practice for professorial appointments