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[Met-jobs] Vacany: Scientist in Land-Atmosphere Exchange Processes, Germany

From "Knohl, Alexander" <>
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Date Thu, 23 Jul 2020 09:08:32 +0200

The Bioclimatology group ( at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany is offering a position as

Scientist in Land-Atmosphere Exchange Processes
(all genders welcome)

We offer a 3-year scientist position with possibility of extension by 3 years in an international research group. Preferred starting date is 1. January 2021. Salary and social benefits are in accordance with the German public service salary scale (TV-L E13) with 100%, which corresponds to 39.8 working hours per week.

Your duties
Research at the Bioclimatology group focuses on understanding land-atmosphere exchange processes using eddy covariance flux towers in Germany and Indonesia as well as land surface models (CANVEG and Community Land Model). The candidate shall conduct research in land-atmosphere exchange processes in line with the existing infrastructure of the group. Tasks include: research, development of new research proposals, publishing in high-quality peer-reviewed journals, supervision of students, responsibility for flux towers or modelling infrastructure, presentation of results nationally and internationally, and teaching (4 hours per week). The candidate has the opportunity to develop his/her own research profile and to pursue a habilitation. This position is also available at the postdoc level for candidates with less experience.

Your profile
•    Ph.D. with a Master/Diplom in meteorology or related disciplines (physics, geography, ecology, geoecology, environmental sciences etc.) •    Research experience in land-atmosphere exchange processes (experimental/modelling)
•    Skills in data analysis with R or Matlab and/or programming
•    Scientific creativity shown by a track record of original and innovative research
•    Proficiency in English and German

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunity 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 its 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 with letter of motivation, CV with copies of certificates, list of publications and contacts of references in electronic form as a single pdf-file by 31 August 2020 to Prof. A. Knohl, (subject SCIENTIST). If you have any questions, please contact: Information about the bioclimatology group can be found at The documents will be destroyed after a holding period of three months.
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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