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Job advertisement Doctoral Research Assistant (m/f/d) in agricultural soil carbon studies/carbon dioxide removal

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Doctoral Research Assistant (m/f/d) in agricultural soil carbon studies/carbon dioxide removal

Doctoral Research Assistant (m/f/d) in agricultural soil carbon studies/carbon dioxide removal


Hochschule Geisenheim University

We, Geisenheim University, are a university of the German federal state Hesse with about 1,800 students and 550 employees. Our university offers a unique range of teaching and research throughout Germany in the fields of plants, landscape, food and beverages. We develop strategies for a sustainable and livable future. In this way, we make a meaningful contribution to societal transformation that takes into account the future-oriented requirements of climate, landscape and food.


Geisenheim, Germany


Relevant divisions
Biogeosciences (BG)
Soil System Sciences (SSS)

Part time

Entry level

Up to pay group 13 TV-H

Required education

Application deadline
19 February 2023

19 January 2023

Job description

Doctoral Research Assistant (m/f/d) at the Department of Applied Ecology (Professorship for Research into Climate Impacts)

Where? Geisenheim in the Rheingau region (50 km west of Frankfurt/Main)
When? Immediately
How? part-time basis (65%) for the period of three years (§ 2 para. 1 WissZeitVG)

In a joint project on strategies for CO2 removal from the atmosphere funded by the BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research), researchers from Geisenheim University (HGU), the University of Hamburg, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the Ithaka Institute will explore synergies of combining two methods of “carbon dioxide removal” (CDR) – the use of biochar and rock flour in agriculture. The joint project “Pyrogenic carbon and mineral weathering (“PyMiCCS”) for accelerated plant growth and carbon removal and storage” is embedded in the CDRterra research network ( In our subproject 3, the candidate on the HGU side applies methods of crop science (soil science, plant nutrition), greenhouse gas flux measurements, and uses stable isotopes (13C-CO2) to quantify C input and fate in soils.

A detailed job description is available here:

How to apply

Please send your application (as a PDF file) to by 19th February 2023 quoting the reference number 03/2023. We look forward to hearing from you! For initial questions (also regarding the processing of application data, see data protection information/application data), please contact the following persons:

Specific question regarding the position
Department of Applied Ecology
Frau Prof. Dr. Kammann
Tel.: 06722 502-755

General Job Application Management
Frau Aline Wenzl/Frau Klein
Tel.: 06722 502-224/226

Hochschule Geisenheim
Sachgebiet Personalmanagement,
Von-Lade-Straße 1, 65366 Geisenheim