We are currently looking for a senior scientist (postdoc) in Geoecology to support the Core Facility for Long Term Ecological Wetland Research which we are opening.
Facilities include eddy covariance towers with carbon dioxide, water vapour and methane sensors, autochambers and spectroscopic isotopic greenhouse gas analyzers.
The position is initially limited to an employment duration of 3 years with a transition to a permanent position possible if further funding is provided and if mutual agreement from both sides is given.
Duration of employment : 3 year / s
Extent of Employment : 20 hours / week
48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.
Job Description : Tasks include :
Tasks include :
Supervision, maintenance and development of field and laboratory facilities, maintenance and supervision our Long Term Ecological Wetland Sites (
Full involvement in the Core Facility administration, including project management and the acquisition of new instrumentation
Support of project applications and independent acquisition of third-party Funding
Writing articles in international publications in high impact journals and presenting at international conferences
Supervision of graduate and postgraduate students, and guest scientists
Independent teaching as defined by the collective agreement
Involvement with, and scientific support of, research groups, projects, guest researchers, and international collaborations
Participation and presentation at international conferences and international publications in high impact journals
Requirements and essential qualifications :
We are looking for a scientist with a PhD / Doctoral degree in a field of Geo- or Bioscience, and outstanding expertise in the relevant research topics at the intersection of Biometeorology, Geoecology, Soil Science and Plant Ecophysiology that will complement the existing strengths of the Geoecology group.
The successful candidate has
At least 3 years of research experience
Proven experience in management of field sites and analytical techniques
Proven expertise in data analysis and programing (R applications, MATLAB or comparable packages)
Experience in teaching on an undergraduate- and graduate Level
An adequate publication record
Good communication skills in English (German mandatory)
Goal orientation and dedication to scientific excellence
Ability to expand existing and establish new research collaborations on a national and international level
Willingness and ability to drive by car to field sites and, if needed, work long hours, even under adverse conditions in the field