Thursday, March 26, 2020

From the inbox: Looking for a project coordinator in CaBOL

Dear fellow barcoders,

we plan to extend our ongoing barcoding efforts in the Caucasus region by a new project, CaBOL. We submitted the CaBOL proposal a while ago and recently received very positive signals from the funder, although not yet the official grant notification.
In order to be ready to start the project soon after COVID loosens its grip, I would like to circulate the job offer for a CaBOL project coordinator (based at ZFMK, Bonn, Germany, but with frequent visits to Georgia and Armenia), please get in touch or forward this:

The Zoological Research Museum A. Koenig in Bonn, Germany, is looking for a full-time project coordinator (m/f/d)

within the project "CaBOL: A Georgian-Armenian-German Initiative to establish a joint Caucasian Biodiversity Research Platform". Conditional on the funding of the CaBOL project through BMBF, the position can be filled for three years.

Your tasks:
• Coordinating the network of CaBOL partner institutes (in Germany, Georgia, and Armenia), monitoring schedules and project funds, reporting, organization of project meetings
• PR, dissemination of results, representing CaBOL
• Coordinating web page development, curating content of web page
• Managing the CaBOL subproject at Museum Koenig
• Guest liaison and supervision of students
• Maintaining contact and procuring samples to taxon experts for species identification
• Data analysis

Your profile:
• University degree in biology or related life science, in the organismic domain
• Especially outstanding organizational skills and bargaining strength
• Very good knowledge of the English language and experience with composing scientific texts and reports
• Basic skills in DNA barcoding, in working with databases, and entomological expertise of advantage
• Intercultural competence
• Readiness to travel frequently (esp. into the Caucasus)

We offer a highly motivating environment at a renowned and pioneering research facility and the possibility to work independently. Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany, TV-L E 13.

Equally qualified severely disabled applicants will be given preference. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please send your application by e-mail attachment, including a detailed CV, until April 19, 2020 to Mrs. Heike Lenz at Stiftung Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Leibniz-Institut für Biodiversität der Tiere, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn or via E-Mail as a summarized PDF to: In case of questions concerning the position please send an email to Jonas Astrin:

For more information about our institution see

Best wishes
 Jonas Astrin