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Job advertisement Postdoc in Experimental Environmental Systems Analysis

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Postdoc in Experimental Environmental Systems Analysis

Postdoc in Experimental Environmental Systems Analysis


University of Tuebingen, Departement of Geoscience

Tübingen, Germany


Relevant divisions
Biogeosciences (BG)
Hydrological Sciences (HS)

Full time


TV-L E13 100%

Required education

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

31 August 2022

Job description

The Department for Geosciences invites applications for the following position:

Postdoc in Experimental Environmental Systems Analysis

which can be filled at the earliest possible date. Employment is for 3 years (see details below).
Extension to 6 years in total is possible. The salary is according to the civil service pay TV-L E13

You are currently finishing your doctoral thesis or would like to join a dynamic research group during
your postdoctoral time? You would like to realize your own ideas within an interdisciplinary team?
You are highly motivated to contribute to solutions for pressing environmental challenges? Then this
is your unique opportunity! We are looking for a dedicated scientist to actively contribute to the
interdisciplinary research program of the work group “Environmental Systems Analysis”

The specific area of expertise is open, but the candidate’s research area should be integrated into
and complement with the current research activities of the work group with special emphasize on
the combined chemical and biological impacts of human activities in surface water environments
(e.g. pollution of rivers with organic chemicals, land-use change). Expertise in environmental
modelling, experimental laboratory and/or field research is especially welcome.

The Department of Geosciences enjoys an internationally excellent reputation in applied
environmental research. Close collaborations with other large research institutions in Germany, like
the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research and Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and
Inland Fisheries, as well as with international partners from universities and NGOs, exist.

Minimum requirements for filling the position are a doctoral degree and a distinguished record in
research. Educational skills are desired since the successful candidate is expected to teach courses
in the B.Sc. and M.Sc. programmes of the Department of Geosciences at the University of Tübingen.
Acquisition of third-party funds and (co-)supervision of doctoral students will be welcome.

The University of Tübingen is an equal opportunity employer and specifically welcomes applications
from female scientists. Preference will be given to applicants with disabilities when qualifications are

How to apply

Please complement your application (cover letter, full CV including list of publications and teaching
experience, copies of certificates) with your proposed research program (not more than two pages),
including (potential) linkages to this and other research groups of the Department of Geosciences.
Please submit your documents as a single pdf-file to Prof. Dr. Christiane Zarfl
( The position remains open until filled. First evaluations will start
September 15, 2022. The applicant should also arrange for two reference letters to be sent to the the above-mentioned email address.