[ES_JOBS_NET] PostDoc position in Soil Science / “Soil processes at the micro-scale – new approaches to study soils using NanoSIMS”

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Thu Feb 21 07:52:20 MST 2013

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From: Carsten Mueller <carsten.mueller at wzw.tum.de>
Date: Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 8:26 AM
Subject: [ISOGEOCHEM] PostDoc position in Soil Science / “Soil processes at
the micro-scale – new approaches to study soils using NanoSIMS”

 Dear All,

please find below the advertisement of a PostDoc position at TU Muenchen
(Germany) focusing on applications using NanoSIMS in soil related studies.
Please also feel free to send this to people who could be interested in
such a topic.

Best regards,
Carsten Müller
PostDoc position in Soil Science / “Soil processes at the micro-scale – new
approaches to study soils using NanoSIMS”****

We announce a full PostDoc position in Soil Science at the Technische
Universität München (Lehrstuhl für Bodenkunde, www.soil-science.com). The
earliest starting date is June 1st 2013. Salary is TV-L E13 (100%)
according to the German TV-L system (Tarifvertrag für den Öffentlichen
Dienst der Länder). The position is full-time for three years and can be
prolongated for another three years. This position gives an opportunity to
develop new conceptual and methodological approaches with state of the art
analytical techniques in a lab focusing on the fate and stabilization of
soil organic matter. The group (Prof. Ingrid  Kögel-Knabner) is located at
Freising-Weihenstephan, nearby Munich in southern Bavaria. ****

*Description: *

The formation of organo-mineral associations and soil aggregates but also
interactions between plant and soil (rhizosphere) happen at submicron
scales. However, these processes determine phenomena (e.g. C-sequestration,
nutrient cycling) on much larger scales up to the ecosystem and global
level. With the introduction and increasing utilization of modern
(spectro-)microscopic techniques in soil science, e.g. atomic force
microscopy (AFM) or nano-scale secondary ion mass spectrometry (NanoSIMS),
the need for the development of new experimental and methodological
approaches is growing. Within the advertised project we aim to develop new
experimental and sample preparation methods to meet the requirements of
these analytical techniques. The main experimental focus will be put on the
formation of new biogeochemical interfaces with a special focus on
aggregation and microbial-soil interactions. Responsibilities also include
supervision of PhD students and teaching for students in agriculture,
forestry, biology and environmental sciences.****

*Required experience:*

Applicants should have a PhD in geosciences, geoecology, biology,
environmental sciences or a related discipline. Candidates with experience
in microscopic techniques, e.g. epi-fluorescence, scanning and/or
transmission electron microscopy (SEM, TEM), NanoSIMS are highly welcome.
Fieldwork experience in geological and/or ecological sciences and
laboratory research experience in geochemistry or biogeochemistry is
required. The candidate should be highly motivated, team-oriented and
willing to work with advanced analytical techniques.****

*Applications:* ****

A single pdf-file including letter of motivation, research experience, CV,
and publication list should be sent by email to Prof. Dr. Ingrid
Kögel-Knabner (koegel at wzw.tum.de). Application deadline is March 25, 2013.**

** **

Prof. Dr. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner****

Lehrstuhl für Bodenkunde
Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan für Ernährung, Landnutzung und Umwelt
TU München
85350 Freising-Weihenstephan****

Phone: +49-(0)8161-715174****


Dr. Carsten W. Mueller

TU München
Lehrstuhl für Bodenkunde
Emil-Ramann Strasse 2
(former: Am Hochanger 2)
85354 Freising

FON: +49(0)8161-71-4423
FAX: +49(0)8161-71-4466http://www.soil-science.com/http://www.soil-science.com/nanosims/
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