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[Met-jobs] Scientist Position at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT/IMK-IFU) (Germany)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Tue, 7 Jun 2011 14:57:59 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and its
Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric
Environmental Research (KIT/IMK-IFU)
in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, invites applications to the open
position of a

Scientist, in the area of plant ecophysiology and linking observations
and mathematical modelling

Main tasks will include to design and conduct studies in the field of
plant-atmosphere interactions, making use of the institute's
experimental greenhouse facility, and field experimental sites.
Questions to be addressed include the effects of environmental changes
and multiple stress on plant and vegetation growth patterns, and trace
gas emission or uptake (e.g., plant carbon, water and nitrogen balance,
BVOC emissions, O3 deposition, etc), and how these processes interact
with soil and atmospheric processes. A strong focus lies on the
quantitative understanding of the underlying mechanisms and on using the
experimentally derived knowledge for development and testing of
vegetation models. The researcher will be placed in the institute's
plant-atmosphere group and establish her/his research programme jointly
with the group leader. She/he will have access to a state-of-the art
stable isoptope facility. The work will be supported by a technician and
isotope engineer.

We offer a position in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative research
environment with excellent research infrastructure and support, well
connected to national and international programs. Salary and benefits
will be based on the Collective Agreement for the German Public Service
Sector. Appointment will be initially for a period of two years, but
with the possibility of extension.
For further information, see: <>

Professional requirements: Ph.D./Doctorate in natural/environmental
science and a proven research track-record in vegetation-atmosphere
interactions, as documented by publications in international journals.
Documented expertise in using isotopic techniques in environmental
research will be considered an advantage, as will be successful
grantmanship or active participation in cross-disciplinary international
research projects.

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is the fusion of the former
University of Karlsruhe and the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe. This makes
KIT a unique institution in Germany, combining the missions of a
university and that of a national research centre in the
Helmholtz-Association. With a staff of 8000 and an annual budget of EUR
650 Mio., KIT ranks among the largest institutions of research and
higher learning worldwide.

Enquiries and applications with the usual documentation (curriculum
vitae, certificates, list of publications, short outline of research
ideas, and the contact information for two professional referees) shall
be addressed to

Prof. Hans Peter Schmid, Director;
Atmospheric Environmental Research;
Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research;
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT/IMK-IFU);
Kreuzeckbahnstr. 19;
82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
E-mail: HaPe.Schmid(at);

Applications received by 30 June 2011 will receive full consideration.

KIT strives to achieve gender balance at all levels of employment. We
therefore particularly encourage female candidates to apply for this
position. With appropriate qualifications, applications from persons
with handicaps will be treated with preference.

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