[ES_JOBS_NET] Vacancy: research scientists in Augsburg (Germany)
buermann at ucla.edu
Thu Aug 30 04:35:45 MDT 2018
The Augsburg University is a relatively new and upcoming university in
Germany. The Institute for Geography invites applications (full-time) for
2 Research Scientist positions
for vegetation-climate interactions/global carbon cycle studies
The Chair for Physical Geography carries out a broad spectrum of
fundamental and applied research on the human impact on climate. It
investigates climate variability and land surface-atmosphere interactions
from regional to global scales, emerging ecosystem responses under climate
change and also conducts biogeographic studies. While the group tries to
foster our understanding of the role of the biosphere in the Earth system,
a special focus lies on plant responses and associate feedbacks under
The topics to be addressed by the open positions may include but are not
*—* *analyses of emerging ecosystem responses using established and
novel Earth observations*
*—* *climate-vegetation-carbon interactions under climate change (e.g.
*—* *application and comprehensive assessment of biosphere and coupled
climate models (e.g. TRENDY, *CMIP6*) *
The scientists will become members of a dynamic team of researchers with
ample opportunity for designing their own projects and for networking. The
team is strongly involved in international projects and offers in-house
expertise on local and large-scale climate change studies with both
observational (e.g. satellite Earth observations) and modeling
perspectives. Wide opportunities for collaboration exist with research
institutions in close proximity in the greater Munich area.
Applicants for the research scientist positions should have a PhD in a
natural or physical science subject (atmospheric physics, geography,
ecology or similar); good programming skills (such as fortran, python); and
excellent communication skills in English, proven also by scientific
publications. Training or experience in climate and/or vegetation modeling
is highly desirable, but not essential.
The positions are offered for three years starting October/November 2018,
with the possibility to extend to a maximum of six years and acquire a
“Habilitation”. The positions include teaching of 5 hours per week in the
study programs of the Institute for Geography.
We offer an interesting and responsible position with good opportunities
for vocational training and career development.
Payment will be in accordance with TV-L A13. Part-time work is in principal
possible. Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive
preferential status. Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.
Please send an application outlining your fit for the position (including a
cover letter, a curriculum vitae, copies of scientific degrees, and the
names and contact information of two references) by Sep 30, 2018,
preferably by e-mail (one PDF-attachment with max. 5MB only including all
documents) to sekretariat-phygeo at geo.uni-augsburg.de or by mail to Petra
Richter, Lehrstuhl für Physische Geographie, Institute for Geography,
Augsburg University, Alter Postweg 118, 86135 Augsburg. For further
information please contact Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Buermann (*wolfgang.buermann@*
geo.uni-augsburg.de <sekretariat-phygeo at geo.uni-augsburg.de>).
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