Postdoc position in invasion ecology/macro ecology in University of Konstanz, Germany

The University of Konstanz with its “Institutional Strategy to promote Top-Level Research” has been receiving continuous funding since 2007 within the framework of the Excellence Initiative by the German Federal and State Governments.

The Ecology lab of Mark van Kleunen in the Department of Biology at the University of Konstanz is seeking a highly motivated postdoc to work on a DFG-FWF-funded project on the analysis and maintenance of the Global Naturalized Alien Flora (GloNAF) database. This project is part of a large international collaboration, and has already resulted in many high-profile publications (see for more details). The tasks of the postdoc will be to maintain and expand the database, and particularly to analyse the database to address major questions in invasion ecology and macro ecology.

The successful candidate should have an interest in plant invasions, be able to handle large complex databases (mySQL), have a solid plant taxonomic knowledge, and have strong writing and statistical skills (preferably in R). The 100%-position has been funded for three years, and the salary will be at scale E 13 (see

The earliest starting date is 1 March 2018, but a later starting date is negotiable.

The University of Konstanz is one of the Universities of Excellence in Germany, and is located just outside the beautiful town of Konstanz, which is at the shore of Lake Constance. The Ecology group is very international, and works on a wide range of topics, including among others mating system evolution, plant responses to global change and determinants of plant invasiveness.
The University of Konstanz encourages applications from people with a disability. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact +49 7531 / 88 – 4016) The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer that tries to increase the number of women in research and teaching, and is committed to further the compatibility of work and family life. The University of Konstanz offers a „Dual Career Couples Program“. Information can be obtained from:

If you are interested in this position, please, send a single PDF document including a letter of motivation, a CV with a complete list of your publications, a copy of your best publication, and the contact details of two references to The application deadline is 17 February 2018.