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Research Associate

Research Associate


Technical University of Munich - School of Life Sciences


Freising, Germany


Relevant divisions
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)
Energy, Resources and the Environment (ERE)



TV-L E13 100 %

Required education

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

8 May 2018

Job description

The professorship “Land Surface-Atmosphere Interactions” at TUM School of Life Sciences
Weihenstephan invites applications for a
Research Associate
Job description:
The Professorship for Land Surface-Atmosphere Interactions investigates impacts of global climate and land use change on terrestrial ecosystems and potential feedbacks to the atmosphere. The goal is to develop conceptually new ecosystem models to systematically investigate the impacts of climate change, in particular extreme events, and land use change on ecosystems, and potential climate feedbacks at regional scale. The job comprises the application and development of dynamic ecosystem models (e.g. LPJ), the handling of large datasets (e.g. formatting input and output data) and statistical data analysis (e.g. comparison of simulated data with remote sensing data, eddy-flux-data etc.). The contribution to university teaching (forestry and environmental sciences) is required (5 hours per week during the semester).
Your profile/qualifications:
You have a PhD in a quantitative science, e.g. geo-ecology, environmental science, biology, meteorology or systems analysis. You have sound knowledge of scientific programming (preferably R, C++) and experience in ecosystem/atmospheric modelling. You are confident in handling large datasets and statistical data analysis. You are interested in working independently and developing your own research agenda. You have excellent skills in communicating concepts and results in literate English, including writing publications and applying for third party funding.
Our offer:
We offer a full-time position as research associate with the possibility for habilitation. The position is initially limited to 2 years with the possibility for extension. The conditions of employment follow the rules of the German tariffs of public services (TV-L). As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages nominations of and applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications.
Please send your application, including a cover letter, CV, a brief description of scientific achievements and interests, and contact information of two referees, as soon as possible to Sandra Grosskopf (
The planned starting date of the position is 1st of September 2018. For further inquiries please contact Prof. Dr. Anja Rammig, (+49 8161 71 4768,