Postdoc in Soil Science/ Ecosystem research
Please send your complete application to Yvonne Oelmann, mentioning "Element cycling". Applicants should send their CV, copies of certificates, a statement on motivation for studying soil science/ecosystem research and names (with email address) of two references by email - in one single pdf file - to the following email address: email@example.com. Evaluation procedure will start February 1st (application deadline January 31st).
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application deadline January 31st
Aufgaben und Einsatzfelder
The University of Tübingen and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) jointly seek a Postdoc in Soil Science/Ecosystem research
Research of the groups of Prof. Oelmann (Geoecology, University of Tübingen) and Prof. Wilcke (Geomorphology and Soil Science, KIT) within the DFG project The Jena Experiment (http://www.the-jena-experiment.de/) will focus on element fluxes. While the importance of biodiversity for many ecosystem processes has been proven in short-term experiments, it remains unknown which long-term effects exist, particularly with respect to element cycling. We have collected a long-term data series of the concentrations of chemical nitrogen and phosphorus species in ecosystem solutions (rainfall, throughfall, soil solution) in fortnightly resolution since 2002. The Postdoc will be in charge of mathematically decomposing components (event, seasonal, long-term trend) of time series and relate these to plant diversity and other biotic and abiotic variables available in The Jena Experiment. Tasks include gap filling of time series by means of e.g., Bayesian modeling, time series analysis, and interpretation of results. Presentation of the results at national and international conferences and publication in peer-reviewed international journals is expected.
starting as soon as possible in 2016
Berufs- und Ausbildungsabschluss
with PhD in Geoecology, Geoscience, Physical Geography, Landscape Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Agricultural Sciences, Biology, Geochemistry, or Environmental Chemistry or related disciplines
Kenntnisse und Fähigkeiten
Dynamic, serious, and motivated researcher with PhD in Geoecology, Geoscience, Physical Geography, Landscape Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Agricultural Sciences, Biology, Geochemistry, or Environmental Chemistry or related disciplines. Strong interest in process- and system-oriented research, particularly in performing syntheses and meta-analyses. The successful candidate should have extended knowledge of biogeochemical processes in ecosystems and the statistical treatment of big data sets with a focus on time series analysis. Good communication skills and commitment to interdisciplinary research particularly focusing on environmental issues are required. Fluency in English and German is required. We particularly encourage female applicants to apply for this position. Disabled persons will be preferred in case of equal qualification.
We offer an interesting position in an international, interdisciplinary research group at a lively university environment in Tübingen (www.uni-tuebingen.de) and Karlsruhe (www.kit.edu) as well as international working experiences with project partners across Europe and the USA.
Gehalt und Beschäftigungsverhältnis
The research will be carried out within a 2-year project and will be conducted in Tübingen and Karlsruhe. Payment will be according to the German standard tariff (100% TVöD-E13).
University of Tübingen