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Scientific Assistant, 65 %, Uni Gießen: Soil salinity models

#1 von Sylvia , 15.08.2013 11:23

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In the frame of the project "Technology for desalinated seawater use in agriculture", funded by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia, we offer a position at the Institute of Landscape Ecology and Resources Management, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional Sciences and Environmental Management, starting from as of now

1 Scientific Assistant (PhD. 65 %) (GIS, hydrological modeling)

The position is limited to three years employment. In dependence of tariff conditions, salary is according to E13 collective agreement Hessen (TV-H).

Responsibilities: In the field of GIS-based hydrological modeling several soil salinity models shell be tested and implemented in the SPARE: WATER decision support system. Based on this, the PhD will evaluate the spatially dependent potential of using partially desalinated water in irrigation agriculture and calculate the water footprint of agricultural crop production.

Requirements: You have completed a scientific university degree in one of the subjects of hydrology, geo-ecology, agronomy, environmental computer science, environmental science or related disciplines. Modeling skills are required. We further expect GIS and programming skills (preferably Python, Very good presentation and communication skills, willingness to work in an interdisciplinary team, and proficient English knowledge are required.

The Justus Liebig University Giessen is aiming for a higher proportion of women in science, so we ask qualified female scientists to apply. The Justus Liebig University sees itself as a family-friendly university. Applicants with children are welcome. Handicapped people with equal qualification will be preferred.

Please send your application quoting the reference number 388/66980/09 with CV, certificates, letter of motivation, and references by September 6th, 2013 to PD Dr. Lutz Breuer, Institute of Landscape Ecology and Resources Management, Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26, 35392 Giessen, Germany. We ask applicants to submit copies only, as these will not be returned after completion of the procedure. - For electronic application, we ask you to send us all information in one PDF document. For more information about the project, please contact Dr. Lutz Breuer,, phone ++49-641-9937395. For information about the institute, please visit:



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