[ES_JOBS_NET] Vacancy: PhD student position in Goettingen/Germany, Bioclimatology Group
marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Thu Dec 5 09:23:42 MST 2013
The Bioclimatology group at the Georg-August-Universitaet Göttingen is
offering in the project BaririFlux a *position as a **PhD student* on
*Investigating the water cycle of a tropical mountain rainforest in
Sulawesi/Indonesia using stable water isotope *
The position will be limited for 3 years and should be filled as soon as
possible. Salary: Pay grade 65 % TVL 13 of German state regulated public
service salary scale.
*Your duties *
The project aims to quantify the isotopic signature of water vapor exchange
of a montane rainforest, to determine the origin and recycling of
atmospheric water using stable water isotopes, and to characterize plant
water isotope composition. Tasks include testing and installation of a
laser spectrometer for water isotope measurements and meteorological
instruments , organization and carrying out field measurements in
Sulawesi/Indonesia, supervision of local assistants, analysis and
interpretation of data, presentation of results nationally and
internationally, publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
• M.Sc. degree in meteorology, environmental sciences, geo-ecology,
biology, physics, geography, etc.
• Experience with data analysis in R or Matlab is a plus
• Willingness to collaborate with Indonesian and German Partners
• Ability and willingness to do extended fieldwork in the tropics
• Proficiency (Fluency) in English; German a plus.
The project will be based in Göttingen, but fieldwork is done in Central
Sulawesi/Indonesia. Longer stays (up to 10 months) at the field site are
expected. Close research collaboration with the University of Tadulako in
Palu/Sulawesi and the necessary research infrastructure already exist.
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 as they are
underrepresented in this field. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude
will be favoured.
Please send your application electronically as a *single pdf containing the
usual documents by December 24, 2013 to bioklima-job at uni-gottingen.de
<bioklima-job at uni-gottingen.de>*. If you have any questions, please
contact Prof. Knohl (phone: +49 551 39-33682, e-mail:
bioklima-job at uni-gottingen.de). Information about the bioclimatology group
can be found at http://www.uni-goettingen.de/bioclimatology.
We request that you send your application documents as single pdf file. We
will dispose the documents after a holding period of five months.
Professor of Bioclimatology
Georg-August University of Göttingen
Büsgenweg 2, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
phone: +49 551 39 33682
fax: +49 551 39 9619
email: aknohl at uni-goettingen.de
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