The Department of Community and Ecosystem Ecology at the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) invites applications for the position of a Spatial Ecologist to strengthen research on understanding the structure and functioning of inland water ecosystems as a basis for their sustainable management. The department stands out by its innovative, integrated approaches to analyse biodiversity patterns across scales and ecosystem boundaries.
We look forward to recruiting a creative and engaged scientist to extent IGB’s spatial ecological expertise in large-scale spatially explicit research on freshwater ecosystems and their management. An important focus of the institute involves research on the effects of climate, land-use change and urbanisation on biodiversity, community composition and ecosystem functioning of aquatic systems. We are committed to open science, and this position aims at advancing data science including novel ways to analyse, process and share ecological research data across aquatic realms, research infrastructures, and disciplines. Collaborative and integrative research is strongly encouraged as well as engagement and leadership in national and international networks. Assets facilitating this research include unique complementary data resources to store and share experimental, field and lab biotic and abiotic data.