[ES_JOBS_NET] PostDoc position in Soil Science

Carsten Mueller carsten.mueller at wzw.tum.de
Tue Sep 17 00:37:55 MDT 2013

*PostDoc position in Soil Science *

We advertize a PostDoc position in Soil Science at the Technische 
Universität München (Lehrstuhl für Bodenkunde,) in collaboration with 
the priority program 1315 (http://www.spp1315.uni-jena.de/). The 
earliest starting date is January 1st 2014. Salary is TV-L E13 (100%) 
according to the German TV-L system (Tarifvertrag für den Öffentlichen 
Dienst der Länder) according to the regulations of the German Science 
Foundation. This position gives a 3-year opportunity to develop new 
conceptual and modelling approaches in a group focusing on the 
development of soil organo-mineral structural associations in soils. The 
postdoc will be located with the group of Prof. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner at 
Freising-Weihenstephan, nearby Munich in southern Bavaria.

*Description: *

The formation of soil structure is controlled, among other factors, by 
the type of particle surfaces present and the assemblage of organic 
matter and mineral particles. The research will be assigned to research 
projects funded by the German Science Foundation to combine existing 
experimental work with a modelling approachThe modelling will be based 
on i) existing data and ii) data collected by other members of the 
priority program 1315. A unique dataset is available on the development 
and the dynamics of soil interface structures in the different projects 
contributing to this experiment. The task for the postdoc is an 
integrated analysis based on a conceptual model and multivariate 
statistics that will help to understand overall processes leading to the 
biogeochemical properties of interfaces in soil, that are the basis for 
their functions in ecosystems.

*Required experience:*

A PhD in geosciences, geoecology, biology, agriculture, environmental 
sciences or a related discipline is required. The candidate should be 
highly motivated and willing to work with a team of scientists in an 
integrative approach.Expertise in process-based soil modelling and 
statistics are required, as well as good communication and publication 
skills. Fluency in spoken and written English, knowledge of German is 


*Start Date: *anticipated earliest date 1^st of January 2014


Applications for this position will be accepted immediately until the 
deadline October 15, 2013. Please send your application as one single 
pdf file including letter of motivation, CV, publication list, copies of 
your two most important papers, copies of degrees, and names and contact 
details of at least two referees via email to: Prof. Dr. Ingrid 
Kögel-Knabner (koegel at wzw.tum.de).


Prof. Dr. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner

Lehrstuhl für Bodenkunde
Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan für Ernährung, Landnutzung und Umwelt
Technische Universität München
85350 Freising-Weihenstephan

www.soil-science.com <http://www.soil-science.com>

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)8161-71-4466

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