Research Associates

Kontakt

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Annette Eschenbach (a.eschenbach@uni-hamburg.de) for positions PhD 1 and PhD 4 and Prof. Dr. Kai Jensen (kai.jensen@uni-hamburg.de) for positions PhD 2 and PhD 3 or consult our websites at http://www.geo.uni-hamburg.de/de/bodenkunde.html or http://www.biologie.uni-hamburg.de/biozentrum-klein-flottbek.html.
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificate(s).
The application deadline is 20.02.2015.
Please send applications electronically (one file in pdf-format, maximum 6 MB) to Prof. Dr. Annette Eschenbach
(a.eschenbach@uni-hamburg.de) for positions PhD 1 and PhD 4 or Prof. Dr. Kai Jensen (kai.jensen@uni-hamburg.de)
for positions PhD 2 and PhD 3


Quelle

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Bewerbungsfrist

The application deadline is 20.02.2015

Aufgaben und Einsatzfelder

Faculty/Department: Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences/
Seminar/Institute: Institute of Soil Science & Applied Plant Ecology
Pending funding, Universität Hamburg invites applications for four Research Associates for the projects "Urban Trees in Times of Climate Change" and "Ecosystem Services of Urban Floodplains" in accordance with § 28 (3) of Hamburg's Higher Education Act (HmbHG).
Tasks:
Duties include academic services in the projects named above. Research associates can also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.
Background and Area(s) of Responsibility:
Project I: Urban Trees in Times of Climate Change: Trees in urban areas are affected by several stressors like e.g. increased temperatures, low water availability, high salinity, and pruning. Some of these stressors are expected to change in times of global warming. The city of Hamburg harbors more than 250.000 roadside trees, for which the most important characteristics are summarized in a data base. The major aim of the research project is to analyse the vulnerability of roadside trees in times of climate change and to develop climate impact indicators.
PhD 1 (Institute of Soil Science): The successful candidate is expected to analyse the stressors on urban trees related to the soil system with special emphasis on soil water balances (field and lab measurements and soil water models).
PhD 2 (Applied Plant Ecology): The successful candidate is expected to analyse effects of urban stressors on the growth and vitality of roadside trees with emphasis on tree rings (ring width, 13C isotope signature).
Project II: Ecosystem services of urban flooding areas: Floodplains provide important eco-system services, like e.g. habitat delivery, flood regulation and carbon sequestration. In urban areas, balancing these ecosystems with other demands of human societies is challenging. The overall goal of this interdiscipline project is to develop a concept for the sustainable management of urban rivers and floodplains. In the subproject 'ecology of urban rivers and floodplains' we are aiming to analyse the role of soils and vegetation for the ecosystems ser-vices 'flood regulation' and 'carbon sequestration'.
PhD 3 (Applied Plant Ecology): The successful candidate is expected to analyse vegetation composition and diversity as well as vegetation structure and the role of vegetation for car-bon pools and fluxes in urban floodplains.
PhD 4 (Institute of Soil Science): The successful candidate is expected to analyse important functions of floodplain soils and estuarine marsh soils based on soil survey, analyses of soil water balance, carbon pools and contamination levels.

Stellenantritt

The positions commences on 1.4.2015 .

Berufs- und Ausbildungsabschluss

A university degree in a relevant subject like biology, ecology, geoscience and a deep interest in ecological research are necessary

Kenntnisse und Fähigkeiten

Requirements:
A university degree in a relevant subject like biology, ecology, geoscience and a deep interest in ecological research are necessary. The successful candidates need to have (i) good knowledge about soil science, experience in field measurements and soil physics (PhD 1), (ii) experiences in ecophysiology of plants (PhD 2), (iii) good knowledge about plant diversity of Northern Germany (PhD 3), (iv) good knowledge about soil science, spoil physics and soil chemistry (PhD 4).
Severely disabled applicants will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with Hamburg's Higher Education Act (HmbHG).

Gehalt und Beschäftigungsverhältnis

They are remunerated at the salary level TV-L 13 and call for 65 % of the regular weekly work hours.
The short-term nature of this contract is based upon § 2 of the Academic Short-Term Labor Contract Act (WissZeitVG). The positions are fixed until 31.03.2018 .
** Full-time positions currently comprise 39 hours per week.

Stellenanbieter

Universität Hamburg

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