Job Offers for Academic Positions at Freie Universität Berlin

Zentraleinrichtung Sprachenzentrum

English Lector
1/2-part-time job
Salary in accordance with level E 13 TV-L FU of the German public sector pay scale

Job description:

Applications are invited for the position of lector in English. The successful applicant will be required to teach and further develop English-language modules within Freie Universität Berlin's English and North American Studies Bachelor and Master programs (including the Teacher Education Master), and in the General Professional Skills strand of FUB's Bachelor programs. In addition, he/she will be expected to participate in the further development of admissions tests and module examinations, as well as English-language support for the FUB’s internationalization strategy. Duties will also include organizational and administrative tasks.

Requirements:

  • applicants are required to hold a university degree in a relevant subject area and, as a rule, to have subsequently held a language-teaching or comparable position for a minimum of three years
  • they are also expected to demonstrate native or near-native competence in English as well as pedagogical aptitude

Desirable:

  • good team skills and a very good command of German are also desirable, as well as teaching experience with relevant target groups, in particular within North American Studies programs
  • experience in the implementation of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for languages at higher education level, especially in the development and adaptation of teaching and learning materials at CEFR levels B2 and C1 - including online and independent-learning materials – and in English-language support for the internationalization of higher education would also be desirable

Applications quoting the reference code 2014/54/Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben Englisch shall be addressed not later than December 18th, 2014 to

Freie Universität Berlin
Zentraleinrichtung Sprachenzentrum
Frau Dr. Ruth Tobias
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)


Zentraleinrichtung Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem

Postdoc
(Mattfeld-Quadbeck Research Curatorship)
limited to 31.01.2017
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU

The Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem is one of the world's leading institutions with а research focus on plant taxonomy and biodiversity. With extensive herbarium and living plant collections and more than 30 scientific staff, one among several focal areas addresses plant diversity in the Euro-Mediterranean region. The institution is working towards an improved integration of molecular and morphological approaches in plant systematics, especially with the aim of improving the quality of monographic work and of accelerating the assessment of species diversity, as а scientific basis for plant conservation. With funding from the Mattfeld-Quadbeck foundation, а research curatorship is opened to work with natural history collections bу using modern evolutionary research methods.

Job description:

The successful applicant will be part of the BGBM's Research Group Asterales and work in projects studying the diversity and evolution of exemplar taxa in Asteraceae especially, with а focus on the East Mediterranean and adjacent regions. The candidate's duties will range from phylogenetic analyses, generating taxonomic treatments and related topics to applying scientific results to improve the curatorial standard of the respective collections. Work will include active interaction with international partners and travelling to field sites, in particular in the East Mediterranean and the Caucasus.

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in plant sciences
  • applicants must have completed or be near completion of the Ph.D. and must provide, in the latter case, proof of completion of the degree before the position begins

Desirable:

  • robust background in plant systematics with an understanding of collection-based research
  • deep interest and proven experience in molecular systematics (phylogenetic and biogeographic reconstructions, molecular dating)
  • talent for teamwork
  • excellent communication and organisational skills
  • strong command of English (spoken and written)

All applications quoting the reference code MQ 2015 should be addressed not later than December 8th, 2014 to

Freie Universität Berlin
Zentraleinrichtung Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum
Frau Sylke Gottwald
Königin-Luise-Str. 6-8
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)


Zentraleinrichtung Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem

Postdoc
limited to 14.11.2016
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU

 The Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem is one of the world's leading institutions with а research focus on plant biodiversity and taxonomy. Latin America plays a particular role in international collaborations which encompass research, academic education, technical training, the development of scientific infrastructures, and outreach to a general public. The institution is working towards an improved integration of fundamental botanical and taxonomical research into the broader field of transdisciplinary biodiversity research, with the goal of providing a scientific knowledge base to conservation and sustainable development.

Job description

The successful applicant will be supporting the development of collaborative programs with partners in South America and the Caribbean and in particular with Colombia and the implementation of pilot and feasibility studies. Networking activities are to be carried out both at Freie Universität in Berlin and in Latin America, requiring travel to Latin America including the participation in field studies.

Requirements:

Ph.D. in plant sciences. Applicants must have completed or be near completion of the Ph.D. and must provide, in the latter case, proof of completion of the degree before the position starts.

Desirable:

  • obust background in plant systematics and plant biodiversity studies with an understanding of current issues in conservation and taxonomy but also in biodiversity policy and sustainable development
  • deep interest and proven experience in bridging fundamental botanical research with earth or social sciences
  • own experience in carrying out research or implementing projects in Latin American countries such as Colombia
  • talent for teamwork
  • excellent communication and organisational skills
  • strong command of Spanish and English (spoken and written)

All applications quoting the refence code MQ 2014 shoould be addressed not later than December 1st, 2014 to

Freie Universität Berlin
Zentraleinrichtung Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum
Frau Sylke Gottwald
Königin-Luise-Str. 6-8
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)


Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Institute Mathematics

The newly established interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Center 1114 "Scaling Cascades in Complex Systems - Across-Scale Modeling and Simulation Paradigms" offers the following open project positions for

  • 1 PostDoc (full time 100%) and

  • 1 PhD Student (part time 75%)

Fixed term contracts are limited to 30.06.2018
with salary according to E13 TV-L FU

In the following projects:

1. Project B04: 1 PostDoc position
Reference: SFB1114-2-B04-a

Multiscale tensor decomposition methods for partial differential equations

Institute for Mathematics, contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rupert Klein, rupert.klein@math.fu-berlin.de

Job description:

Tensor product representations of complex data have promising potential for very high data compression rates for multiscale data with self-similar structure. In this project we explore the possibility of using such data representations for the development of efficient numerical techniques for the solution of nonlinear evolution problems that reveal multiscale solutions with self-similar substructures. The project's two research components focus on the development of novel PDE solvers (TU-Berlin) and on performance analysis of tensor product expansions for the representation of turbulent flows (FU-Berlin).

Successful candidates are expected to pursue mathematical and interdisciplinary research on the international level, to publish the results in international scientific journals and to present the results on national and international conferences and workshops.

Requirements:

  • PhD in Mathematics, Physics, Meteorology, or Engineering

Desired qualifications:

  • Solid background in mathematical modeling, theoretical fluid dynamics, turbulence, scientific programming, data analysis
  • Interest in interdisciplinary research
  • English proficiency, spoken and written

2. Project C06: 1 PhD student position
Reference: SFB1114-2-C06

Multiscale structure of atmospheric vortices

Institute for Mathematics, contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rupert Klein, rupert.klein@math.fu-berlin.de

Job description:

Strong tropical and mid-latitude vortical storm and incipient hurricanes often have a distinct structure involving nearly axisymmetric primary circulations centered about a strongly tilted centerline. This project is to extend recent theoretical work that revealed an intriguing interaction of vortex tilt, asymmetric diabatic heating, and the evolution of the primary circulation that led to a new hypothesis regarding spin-up mechanisms of intense tropical storms. This project is to extend and refine this analysis using methods of multiscale asymptotic analysis and numerical simulation, with an emphasis on the self-consistent inclusion of moist processes in the theory.

Successful candidates are expected to pursue mathematical and interdisciplinary research on the international level, to publish the results in international scientific journals and to present the results on national and international conferences and workshops.

Requirements:

  • Diploma/M.Sc. in Mathematics, Physics, Meteorology, or Engineering

Desired qualifications:

  • Solid background in mathematical modeling, theoretical fluid dynamics, asymptotic analysis, scientific computing
  • interest in interdisciplinary research
  • English proficiency, spoken and written

Applications are to be submitted no later than November 30th, 2014 electronically only, via the project website http://jobs.sfb1114.de.


Fachbereich Physik
Institut für Experimentalphysik

PhD
65%-parttime-job
limited to3 years
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU

Job description:

PhD position in the research group of Prof. E. Bordignon, working on the DFG project "Conformational dynamics and regulation of type I ABC transporter for maltose in bacteria" and on the project "Species specific variations in ABC exporters". The work will include application of continuous wave and pulsed EPR (DEER) methods with orthogonal labels, as well as optimization of pulsed EPR schemes using arbitrary waveform generators. (S)he will carry out biophysical research at the intersection of electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy and structural biology.

Requirements:

  • Degree (master or diploma) in physics, biophysics, chemistry

Desirable:

knowledge of quantum mechanics, NMR, EPR, biophysics. Preferably the candidate should have already some background on EPR (e.g. Bachelor or Master thesis) and Matlab programming. The candidate should speak English fluently.

Applications (including a complete CV, a motivational letter, a copy of the Master Thesis (if applicable), Transcript of graduate studies, two recommendation letters, sent directly by the reference writers) quoting the reference code DFG-BO 3000/1-2 can be submitted preferably not later than the 1st of December 2014 by e-mail to Prof. Enrica Bordignon at enrica.bordignon@fu-berlin.de.


Freie Universität Berlin
Collaborative Research Centre CRC 973 "Priming and Memory of Organismic Responses to Stress"

Student assistant (41, 60 or 80 monthly hours)

The tasks will be to assist a project of the CRC 973. For further information on the scientific topics of the projects please visit www.sfb973.de.

The student helpers will have the chance to assist/support the various research projects of the CRC in the following fields:

  • Biochemical and / or molecular and / or ecological experiments
  • Preparation, development, and running of scientific experiments and analysis of data
  • Plant and insect rearing, maintenance of fungal or bacterial cultures

Desirable:

  • Two successfully completed semesters in biology or related field of study
  • Experimental / practical experience in one of the above mentioned areas
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English
  • Team spirit
  • Ability to work conceptually and independently
  • Excellent skills in MS Office

Duration of Agreement:

  • min. 3 months, max. 6 months

Vacant positions will be filled again successively and without any rhythm. There might be waiting times. Please send your application quoting the reference code CRC973/HiWi with the usual documents (letter of application, curriculum vitae, certificates of qualifications, student enrolment certificate) directly to

Freie Universität Berlin
Collaborative Research Centre 973
Prof. Dr. Monika Hilker
Haderslebener Str. 9
12163 Berlin

or by e-mail to: monika.hilker@fu-berlin.de

For further information please contact Tobias Otte, Tel.: +49 30 838-709 73 or www.sfb973.de.


Department of Biology, Chemestry, Pharmacy

Student assistant (41, 60 or 80 monthly hours)

Responsibility:

  • Programming in C++, MatLab, Python
  • Maintenence of data bases
  • Data analysis at the PC

Desirable:

  • 2 concluded semester

We prefer students in the 3rd and higher semester in a natural science discipline and particularly that seek to perform their Bachelor, Master or Diploma degree in our lab. Written applications should include information about the major interests in one of the above mentioned work descriptions and the usual documents (letter of application, copy of the document of immatriculation, short CV, social living conditions) and are possible at any time.

Duration of agreement:

  • limited to 3 – max. 24 months

Vacant positions will be filled again successively and without any rhythm. There might be waiting times. Please send your application quoting the reference code "Nawrot" with the usual documents (letter of application, curriculum vitae, certificates of qualifications, student enrolment certificate) directly to

Freie Universität Berlin
Department of Biology, Chmestry, Pharmacy
Institute of Biology/Neurobiology
Herrn Prof. Dr. Martin Nawrot
Königin-Luise-Str. 1-3
14195 Berlin

or by e-mail to: martin.nawrot@fu-berlin.de

For further information please contact Prof. Nawrot, Tel.: +49 30 838-566 92


Department of Biology, Chemestry, Pharmacy

Student assistant (41, 60 or 80 monthly hours)

Responsibility:

  • Behavioral experiments with fruit fly, moths and locusts
  • Histological work
  • Confocal microscopy
  • Data analysis

Desirable:

  • 2 concluded semester

We prefer students in the 3rd and higher semester in a natural science discipline and particularly that seek to perform their Bachelor, Master or Diploma degree in our lab. Written applications should include information about the major interests in one of the above mentioned work descriptions and the usual documents (letter of application, copy of the document of immatriculation, short CV, social living conditions) and are possible at any time.

Duration of agreement:

  • limited to 3 – max. 24 months

Vacant positions will be filled again successively and without any rhythm. There might be waiting times. Please send your application quoting the reference code "Pflüger" with the usual documents (letter of application, curriculum vitae, certificates of qualifications, student
enrolment certificate) directly to

Freie Universität Berlin
Department of Biology, Chmestry, Pharmacy
Institute of Biology/Neurobiology
Herrn Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Pflüger
Königin-Luise-Str. 29/30
14195 Berlin

or by e-mail to: pflueger@neurobiologie.fu-berlin.de

For further information please contact Prof. Pflüger, Tel.: +49 30 838-546 76.


Women are explicitly encouraged to apply. Handicapped applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Applications from people with a migration background who meet the recruitment requirements are desirable.
Interview costs cannot be covered by the Freie Universität Berlin. Application documents will not be returned. Please submit your documents only in copy.

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Last Update: Nov 17, 2014