Post-doctoral researcher in aquatic ecology (m/f/d)

The Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) is the largest freshwater ecology research institute in Germany. It is a member of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. and the Leibniz-Association ( The FVB manages 8 large research institutes in Berlin that have close links to all three universities in the German capital. IGB offers excellent laboratory and field facilities for interdisciplinary research, large-scale experimental facilities, and long-term research programs and data sets.

IGB invites applications for a post-doctoral researcher in aquatic ecology (m/f/d). The position is available from 1 April 2020 and limited to 2 years. An extension for another year is principally possible.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Multi-species size spectrum modelling
  • Development of length-based indices to characterize freshwater fish communities
  • Multivariate statistical analyses of the European dataset of fishes in lakes


  • PhD in ecology, limnology, fisheries biology or in a related field
  • MSc and scientific education in natural sciences
  • Knowledge and experience with coding and programming
  • Good command of univariate and multivariate statistical approaches
  • Experience with spatially explicit datasets and respective analytical tools