[ES_JOBS_NET] Two PostDoc positions (3 years) available, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Thu Jun 12 18:36:52 MDT 2014

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From: Marc Ruppenthal <marc.ruppenthal at ggi.uni-tuebingen.de>
Date: Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 9:13 AM

please note the offering of two PostDoc positions (100 %, TV-L E13, 3
years) in Geography and Geoecology involving metal and CHONS stable isotope
biogeochemistry at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), fowarded on
behalf of Prof. Wolfgang Wilcke (Soil Science, Karlsruhe Institute of
Technology (KIT), Germany). Here is the detailed offering:

"The KIT Institute of Geography and Geoecology invites applications for

two postdoctoral positions (TV-L E 13, 100 %) - Stable Metal Isotope
Biogeochemistry and Biodiversity-Ecosystem Functioning Relationship -

The positions can be filled immediately. The appointments are for three
years with the possibility of renewal. The candidates will be part of a
newly forming working group for Soil Science.

Stable Metal Isotope Biogeochemistry: The successful candidate will conduct
independent research on the control of metal cycling in terrestrial
ecosystems under environmental change with the help of the natural
abundance of metals (focus on Ca, Mg, Cd, Cu, Zn). The position holder will
be involved in the construction of a new Multicollector-ICP/MS laboratory.
The position includes a four hours per week teaching duty in the study
programs of Geoecology, Physical Geography and Applied Geosciences and a
contribution to academic self administration. We expect that the applicants
for this position are fluent in German.

Biodiversity-Ecosystem Functioning Relationship: The successful candidate
will be responsible for a long-term ecosystem research project (BECycles,
Biodiversity Exploratories, site Schwäbische Alb, funded by the German
Research Foundation, DFG) in which we assess the combined influences of
land-use intensity and biodiversity on the nutrient cycles in grasslands
and forests in cooperation with the Universities of Berlin (TU), Jena, and
Bonn. The long-term ecosystem research project started in 2009 is already
fully operational and has collected valuable data series which are
available for immediate evaluation. The position holder will have to
coordinate (and contribute to) the sampling and analytical efforts and
develop an independent research program within the running project which
includes the application of stable isotope methods (C, N, S, H, O, metals –
natural abundance and/or tracer experiments). The position holder will be
involved in the expansion of the stable isotope laboratory for C, N, S, H,
and O at the KIT. A contribution to teaching is desirable.

>From both position holders we expect a contribution to raise extramural
funding. Competitive applicants will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant subject
(Geosciences, Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Biology) and have first
successful publications in international science journals.

KIT aims at balancing the number of female and male employees. We therefore
kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job. If qualified,
handicapped applicants will be preferred.

The positions are open until filled. First review of application materials
will be 30 June, 2014. Please send the application (attached as a single
pdf-file) to wolfgang.wilcke at kit.edu. The application should include a
motivation letter, CV, copies of certificates, list of publications,
details about your teaching experiences, contact details of two referees,
and a research proposal (one page, written in English) in which the
applicant elaborates on a few research problems to address. Please mention
whether you should be considered for one or both of the positions. For
further enquiries, please contact Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wilcke, Karlsruhe
Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Geography and Geoecology,
wolfgang.wilcke at kit.edu."


Dipl.-Geograph Marc Ruppenthal

AG Prof. Dr. Yvonne Oelmann
Eberhard Karls Universitaet Tuebingen
Forschungsbereich Geographie
Ruemelinstraße 19-23
72070 Tuebingen

Raum: W505
Tel.: +49 (0) 7071 29 77527
Mobil: +49 (0) 152 54969015
E-Mail: marc.ruppenthal at uni-tuebingen.de
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