PhD Studentship in Plant Ecology - Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany

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The Department of Environmental Planning, Section of Landscape Planning and Nature Conservation at the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Science Leibniz University invites applications for the position of a Research and Teaching Assistant (50%, no tenure track) (Salary approx. 25,000 Euro before tax).

The position is available from the May 1 and limited for a term of three years (with a possibility for an extension to an additional two years term).


The duties connected with the position are the development and realisation of a PhD study in the area of applied plant ecology, a participation in teaching (applied plant ecology, teaching plant identification, guiding undergraduate students in conducting one year project in the framework of the curriculum) and the participation in the acquisition of research grants.


The successful applicant will hold a MSc. degree of biology or a related field of science with a major in ecology or nature conservation.

A very good knowledge of the Central European flora, experiences in conducting studies in plant population biology and the subsequent statistical analyses are expected.

Experiences in conducting floristic field surveys and teaching are beneficial.

A very good knowledge of German (teaching) and English as well as the willingness to conduct extensive fieldwork is required.

The position is a part-time (50 of 100 of a full position).

The Leibniz University Hannover wants to promote women in the framework of the existing laws and therefore, encourages qualified women strongly to apply.

Applicants with disabilities will be preferred to other applicants with the same qualification.

For additional information please contact Prof. Dr. Rdiger Prasse (prasse [at]


Please, send the usual application documents until the 30th of March to:

Leibniz Universitt Hannover
Institut fr Umweltplanung
Herrenhuser Str. 2
30419 Hannover, Germany

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