Postdoc Position (75%) Berne, Switzerland

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Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Community Ecology, Baltzerstrasse 6, CH 3012 Bern


Bern, 14 December 2010

Postdoc Position in Ecology (75 %)


Science Faculty Department of Biology Institute of Ecology and Evolution 

Community Ecology


A postdoc position is available in the division of Community Ecology at the University of Bern.



The candidate must have received a Ph.D. in biology with emphasis in ecology within the last years. She/he should be interested in independent research in ecology. 

Possible fields of interest are: 

- ecological aspects of invertebrates, 

- arthropod-plant-relationships including biochemical aspects, 

- soil ecology, 

- pollination ecology, 

- biological control, 

- alien and invasive species. 

Other topics are possible provided they complement existing research in our group. 

The successful candidate is expected to develop into an independent position with her/his own funding. 

Experience in teaching and specific knowledge of an arthropod group is advantageous. 

More information can be found at 

or can be obtained per e-mail from

Salary and conditions


Salary is according to the current tariff of the university. After a probation period of 6 months the duration of the position is limited to 6 years but may be prolonged for another 1-2 years. 

Starting date is April 2011.



Please submit your application preferably via e-mail to Appli- cants should send their CV including a list of publications, names and addresses of two refer- ences and a one page outline of their future research plans. All documents shall be submitted as one PDF document. Closing date for applications is 18.1.2011.


Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Nentwig 

Community Ecology 

Institute of Ecology and Evolution / University of Bern 

Baltzerstrasse 6 

CH-3012 Bern (Switzerland)

Tel. +41 (0)31 631 4520 (direct) 

Tel. +41 (0)31 631 4511 (secretary) 

Fax +41 (0)31 631 4888