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The Biology department of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Bonn, and the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig – Leibniz Institute for Animal
Biodiversity (Bonn) are calling for a

Director of the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

associated with a professorship (W3) for Animal Taxonomy and Systematics at the University of Bonn

to be appointed on 1st of August 2019. 

The ZFMK seeks an exceptional, visionary and integrative leader and scientist for the position of director of this institution, able to foster the ongoing development of the ZFMK as a a
globally leading institute for biodiversity research and biodiversity monitoring. This process requires establishing research strategies in consultation with the Scientific Advisory
Committee and the Board of Trustees. Applicants should have experience in leading a research institution and fulfill the requirements for holding a professorial chair. Scientific
excellence of candidates includes outstanding contributions in the fields of zoological taxonomy, phylogenetics, phylogenomics and its algorithmics, species‐based and molecular
biodiversity research as well as successful fund raising. Applicants must be familiar with collection‐based research and collection management and must have taxonomic expertise.
They should also have excellent communication and negotiation skills and speak the German language fluently (CEF‐level C2). The professorship is a permanent position, approbation as director will initially be for 5 years; as a rule approbation will be extended.

The full job posting can be seen here.

The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig – Leibniz Institute for Animal Biodiversity (Bonn) and the Biology department of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Bonn, are also calling for a

Professor (W3) for Biodiversity Monitoring
to be appointed immediately.

The professor will simultaneously hold a chair for Biodiversity Monitoring at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Ecology of the University of Bonn. The succesful candidate will contribute to the conservation and exploration of species diversity, to promote taxonomy and molecular biodiversity research and will develop tools required for biodiversity monitoring and for documentation and analysis of biodiversity changes especially in Central Europe, and to promote knowledge transfer.

Any candidate should have an excellent zoological background, knowledge in taxonomy and ecology of European fauna, in ecological statistics, in modern species monitoring technologies, and familiarity with distribution modeling along with a strong research and publication record in the field of species diversity, and an excellent understanding of the challenges in this area of research. They are successful in fundraising, including planning, organizing and managing research in national and international networks, and they are experienced in supervising and working with museum staff, students and volunteers. Candidates are committed to the conservation of biodiversity and are actively engaged in research relevant for species and habitat conservation. They are visionary and
able to provide strategic direction and strong leadership. A successful candidate is experienced in leading large research teams, formally qualified for a professorship, and able to participate in the institute’s self-governance.

The full job posting can be seen here



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The Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science is hiring a

Zoological taxidermist/preparator specialising in birds (m/f/d)

The position is based in the bird collection of the Museum für Naturkunde (MfN). With 200,000 specimens, the MfN’s bird collection is the largest of its kind in Germany. 
It contains study skins as well as mounted birds, skeletons, nests, eggs, specimens preserved with PEG or alcohol, and a feather collection. Many of the preserved specimens are historically and scientifically unique. 
The position involves a comprehensive range of preservation, taxidermy and restoration methods, offering variety and plenty of potential for further development.

The successful candidate will be part of the zoological vertebrate preparator team. The Berlin School of zoological taxidermy has a long tradition and a national and international reputation for its outstanding taxidermy specimens and innovative methods.

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