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[Met-jobs] PostDoc position in water and carbon cycles

From Katja Trachte <>
Date Tue, 7 Jul 2020 10:54:54 +0200

At the Department of Environment Sciences at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, working group Atmospheric Processes, we are seeking a PostDoc in the field of water and carbon cycles for a period of 4 years. Payment will be in accordance with TV-L E13.

Our research activities address atmospheric boundary layer processes with the focus on land surface-atmosphere interactions and regional climate change applying a broad range of methodologies (in-situ measurements, GIS / remote sensing, numerical modeling). We offer the opportunity to become part of an international team, to participate in international and interdisciplinary research and to independently and creatively shape the working group in the field of energy, water and carbon balance in science and education. We support scientists to unfold their potential, to develop their professional and personal skills and to pursue their career.

The responsibilities include research with the focus on energy, water and carbon fluxes that address scientific questions in the field of water resources, carbon sink function and regional climate change, scientific services within the research focus of the working group as well as the establishment of eddy covariance measurements and / or related meteorological measurement methods. In addition, teaching is part of the tasks especially in the studies 'Environmental and Resource Management' (BSc & MSc).

The successful candidate hold a scientific degree (university Diploma / Master / equivalent) as well as a PhD in the study field of Geography or related environmental sciences with the focus on Climatology, Meteorology or equivalent. Fundamental knowledge in the field of water and carbon cycles, experiences in measurement techniques such as the eddy covariance technique and / or related techniques and very strong motivation for field research are required. Additionally, very good knowledge in statistics, solid programming skills in at least one programming language of higher order (C, Fortran, Java, Python) as well as experiences in data analyses are required. The ability to work in a team as well as very good spoken and written English skills are prerequisites.

Please send your application mentioning the reference number '61/20' including a cover letter, CV and copies of scientific degrees by July 31 2020, preferably by e-mail in one PDF document to or by mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Environment and Natural Sciences, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus–Senftenberg, Postfach 101344, 03013 Cottbus, Germany. For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Katja Trachte (

The job advertisement is only available in German. For the original information please visit:

Prof. Dr. Katja Trachte
Chair of Atmospheric Processes
Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg
Burger Chaussee 2, LG 4/3 Campus Nord
03044 Cottbus, Germany
fon: ++49 (0)355-69 1105
fax: ++49 (0)355-69 1128

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