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Job offers of the Thünen Institute
The Institute of Biodiversity at the Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries, in Braunschweig is seeking as soon as possible
two scientists (m/f/d)
as doctoral candidates for conducting research in context of the project Monitoring biodiversity in agricultural landscapes (MonViA), with 65% of the regular weekly working hours (currently corresponding to 25.35 h per week). These positions are meant to develop, in addition to the tasks of the project, the preparation of PhD theses. The Thünen Institute supports the PhD candidature by cooperation, e.g. with the Technical University of Braunschweig. The positions are limited to fixed term, three (3) year employment in compliance with § 2 (1) S. 1 Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz.
The Thünen Institute is a German research institution under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. The Institute pursues research approaches with the aim of safeguarding and sustainably using natural resources and providing results for political decision-making. The Institute of Biodiversity investigates biological processes in agro-ecosystems. The positions are assigned to the working group "Microbiology and Molecular Ecology".
Agriculture is considered to be a major factor for modifying and reducing above ground biodiversity in terrestrial ecosystems and beyond. Germany has currently no comprehensive data describing the status and trends of biodiversity in agroecosystems. Therefore, 12 Institutes of the Thünen Institute and Julius Kühn Institute and the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food have joined forces in the MonViA initiative for developing a modular approach for characterizing biodiversity in agroecosystems (www.thuenen.de/en/bd/arbeitsbereiche/monitoring/).
Agricultural soils are also strongly modified by inputs of fertilizers and pesticides as well as by soil tillage. It is still not clear how much these processes affect the soil inhabiting microbial communities and the ecosystem services they provide, including the cycling of nutrients, the maintenance of soil structure, the degradation of pesticides and the support of plant growth. Therefore, the objective of the intended studies within the MonVia initiative is to understand how land-use and agricultural management across different spatial scales affect soil microbial communities and their ecosystem services. The study concerns bacteria, archaea, fungi and protists, and aims to characterize their abundance, diversity and interactions with biotic and abiotic properties of soils. It also includes consideration of their ecosystem services, and the efficiency of their energy usage. The focus of the project will be on the impact of agricultural land-use and management on the microbiologically mediated cycling of carbon and nitrogen also considering the potential emission of greenhouse gases. Nucleic acid-based methods, including qPCR, PCR, NGS sequencing as well as bioinformatic and statistical analyses represent the major monitoring tools.
We offer the opportunity to work on socially relevant issues at the interface between science and practice. The successful candidates will work in an international research team connected to a network of national and international research institutions. To further the professional and personal development of its employees, the Thünen Institute offers a family-friendly work environment, flexible working time models and opportunities for professional training and further education.
The employment is within the context of the regulation of the collective agreement for the civil service (TVöD). Compensation will be according to salary group 13 TVöD.
The Thünen Institute promotes the professional equality of women and men. People with disabilities are given special consideration if they are equally qualified; from them only minimal physical aptitude is required.
For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Christoph Tebbe (phone +49 531-596-2553; firstname.lastname@example.org).
In order to apply, please combine a curriculum vitae in tabular form, letter of motivation presenting your professional development, the contact information of two referees as well as copies of certificates into a single (!) pdf-file and send it until 29.07.2019, quoting code number 19-191-BD to
Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut
Institut für Biodiversität
Prof. Dr. Jens Dauber
Informations about Artikel 13 DSGVO: www.thuenen.de/datenschutzhinweis-bewerbungen.