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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: PhD student in micrometeorology

From "Knohl, Alexander" <>
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Date Fri, 24 Aug 2018 10:05:03 +0200

The Bioclimatology group of the Georg-August-University, Göttingen invites applications for a

Ph.D. student position

The successful candidate will join a project on the carbon budget of agroforestry systems in Germany. For this position, she/he will do research on net CO2 fluxes of agroforestry systems using micrometeorological measurements.

The position is conditionally to the final approval of the project SIGNAL II and should be filled as soon as possible. It is offered under a fixed term contract terminating on August 31, 2021. The position and salary correspond to 50% (19.9 h) of a German public service TVL 13 position.

What you will do
The project aims to quantify net CO2 fluxes of agroforestry systems, and to compare them with conventional agricultural crops to produce guidelines for sustainable production oriented management. As a PhD candidate, your tasks will include testing, installing and operating micrometeorological instruments; measuring wind, radiation, turbulent CO2 fluxes (with eddy covariance) and other meteorological and plant physiological parameters; analy¬zing and interpreting scientific data; data quality assessment and database management; presenting results nationally and internationally, and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.

Qualifications you should have
• A M.Sc. degree in meteorology, environmental sciences, geo-ecology, biology, physics, geo¬graphy or similar (required)
•        Experience with micrometeorological measurements (preferred)
• Experience with data analysis in R, C or other relevant programming languages (preferred) • Skills and interest in working scientifically and quantitatively (required)
•        Ability and willingness to perform fieldwork across Germany (required)
•        Proficiency in English (required); German is an advantage

The position is based in Göttingen, Germany.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Please send your application preferably by email as a single pdf containing the usual documents by September 15, 2018 to (Subject SIGNAL). For any questions, please contact Mr. Dr. Siebicke (phone: +49 551 39-8100, e-mail: Information about the bioclimatology group can be found at

Please note:
With submission of your application, you accept the processing of your applicant data in terms of data-protection law. Further information on the legal basis and data usage is provided in the Hinweisblatt zur Datenschutzgrundverordnung (DSGVO)

Alexander Knohl
Professor of Bioclimatology
Faculty of Forest Sciences
University of Goettingen
Büsgenweg 2, 37077 Göttingen, Germany

phone:  +49 551 39 33682
fax:    +49 551 39 9619

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