iDiv is looking for a PostDoctoral Researcher to join their project “Accelerating IUCN Red List assessments for rapid and effective biodiversity monitoring”. This project aims at optimizing the Red List workflow as well as the use of new technologies and models to keep the IUCN Red List up to date.

The job description includes:

  • Data analysis and statistical modelling
  • Writing and publishing scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and presenting the results at national and international conferences
  • Coordination of a series of workshops hosting an extended network of scientists with a strong background in macroecology, conservation, and Red List assessments and interaction with those experts
  • Participation in limited teaching, mentoring junior scientists and participation in seminars and discussions

Besides others, following requirements are mentioned in the post:

  • Doctoral degree in ecology, conservation biology or similar fields
  • Advanced technical skills including GIS statistics (e.g. machine learning) programming languages (advanced knowledge of R is required; knowledge of other languages would be a bonus)
  • Experience with analysing large datasets (including spatial data)
  • Strong organization and coordination skills
  • Experience in conservation biology and/or Red List assessments and/or extinction risk modelling

The postdoc will be based at iDiv in Leipzig but periodically visiting the Italian National Research Council and Sapienza University of Rome, where the two PIs (Luca Santini and Moreno Di Marco) are based.

The position is planned for 2- 3 years, but initially available until September 2021. The extension is subject to approval of DFG funding (evaluation in spring 2021) and the third year is additionally dependent on a successful mid-term evaluation. Application deadline is 20 September 2020.

Please have a look at following links for more information: Project website and official job description.