The Bioclimatology group (http://www.uni-goettingen.de/bioclimatology) at the Georg-August-UniversitÃ¤t GÃ¶ttingen is offering a position for a
1 Ph.D. student
in the project OXYFLUX - Oxygen flux measurements as a new tracer for the carbon and nitrogen cycles in terrestrial ecosystems funded by the European Research Council (ERC).
The position is limited by three years and should be filled for July/August 2017. The salary is in accordance with the German public service salary scale (TV-L E13) with 65% (Ph.D. student), which corresponds to 25.9 working hours per week.
OXYFLUX will investigate various aspects of oxygen exchange processes between the land surface and the atmosphere ranging from local to global scale in order to better understand the terrestrial carbon cycle. In this PhD project, we want to investigate the elemental composition of plant and soil material of various ecosystems globally, infer the oxidative status and link it to oxygen flux measurements.
Tasks include sampling, analysis and interpretation of organic samples from plants and soils from various ecosystems worldwide and their oxidative ratios, developments of a sampling strategy and sample analysis in the lab, traveling to Russia and Indonesia, presentation of results nationally and internationally, publishing in peer-reviewed journals. The doctoral thesis is expected to be written as a series of English manuscripts.
â€¢ Completed university degree in environmental sciences or related discipline (plant ecology, geoecology, soil sciences, biology, botany, biochemistry)
â€¢ Knowledge of experimental lab or field work, as well as statistical knowledge (preferably R) is desirable.
â€¢ Proficiency in English
The University of GÃ¶ttingen 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 with letter of motivation, CV with copies of certificates, list of publications, talks and posters (if applicable), contacts of references in electronic form as a single pdf-file by 1 June 2017 to Prof. A. Knohl, firstname.lastname@example.org (subject OXYFLUX PhD). If you have any questions, please contact: email@example.com. Information about the bioclimatology group and OXYFLUX can be found at http://www.uni-goettingen.de/bioclimatology.
The documents will be destroyed after a holding period of three months.
Ansprechpartner: Alexander Knohl