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Job advertisement Ph.D. student position in micrometeorology (eddy covariance)

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Ph.D. student position in micrometeorology (eddy covariance)

Ph.D. student position in micrometeorology (eddy covariance)

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University of Göttingen, Germany

Founded in 1737, the university of Goettingen is a research university of international renown with strong focuses in research-led teaching. Associated with 45 Nobel laureates, the University ranks among the top ten universities in Germany. The university has a particularly strong focus on teaching and research in the area of sustainable land use as reflected by independent faculties of forest sciences, agriculture, earth sciences and biology.

The bioclimatology group focuses on land-atmosphere exchange processing combining micrometeorological measurements such as eddy covariance with land surface modelling.


Göttingen, Germany


Relevant divisions
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)
Biogeosciences (BG)
Hydrological Sciences (HS)

Full time

Entry level

Fixed term contract terminating on August 31, 2024. The position and salary correspond to 50% (19.9 h) of a German public service TVL 13 position.

Required education

Application deadline
15 August 2021

19 July 2021

Job description

The Bioclimatology group of the Georg-August-University, Göttingen invites applications for a

Ph.D. student position (all genders wellcome)

The successful candidate will join a project on the carbon and water budget of agroforestry systems in Germany. For this position, she/he will do research on net CO2 and H2O fluxes of agroforestry systems using micrometeorological measurements.

What you will do
The project aims to quantify net CO2 and H2O fluxes of agroforestry systems, and to compare them with conventional agricultural crops to produce guidelines for sustainable production-oriented management. As a PhD candidate, your tasks will include testing, installing and operating micrometeorological instruments; measuring wind, radiation, turbulent CO2 and H2O fluxes (with eddy covariance) and other meteorological and plant physiological parameters; analyzing and interpreting scientific data; data quality assessment and database management; presenting results nationally and internationally, and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.

Qualifications you should have

  • A M.Sc. degree in meteorology, environmental sciences, geo-ecology, biology, physics, geography or similar (required)
  • Experience with micrometeorological measurements (preferred)
  • Experience with data analysis in R, C or other relevant programming languages (preferred)
  • Skills and interest in working scientifically and quantitatively (required)
  • Ability and willingness to perform fieldwork across Germany (required)
  • Proficiency in English (required); German is an advantage

The position is based in Göttingen, Germany.

How to apply

Please send your application preferably by email as a single pdf containing the usual documents by August 15, 2021 to (Subject SIGNAL).

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on foster-ing career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institu-tion and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.