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Job advertisement Postdoctoral Research Associate (Wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in, salary level E 13 TV-L, 100%)

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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in, salary level E 13 TV-L, 100%)

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in, salary level E 13 TV-L, 100%)


University of Münster

The University of Münster strongly supports equal opportunity and diversity. We welcome all applicants regardless of sex, nationality, ethnic or social background, religion or worldview, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity. We are committed to creating family-friendly working conditions. We actively encourage applications by women. Women with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered unless these are outweighed by reasons which necessitate the selection of another candidate.


Münster, Germany


Relevant divisions
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)
Hydrological Sciences (HS)

Full time

Entry level


Required education

Application deadline
30 June 2024

7 June 2024

Job description

Postdoctoral Research Associate (salary level E 13 TV-L, 100%)
(German language proficiency is required for this job)

The Institute of Landscape Ecology in the Faculty of Geosciences at the University of Münster, Germany, is seeking to fill the position of a commencing on 1 October 2024. We are offering a fixed-term full-time position (100 %) for 1 year with the possibility to extend for 2 years. As part of this position, the successful candidate will be required to teach four hours per week during the semester.

The candidate will join the Biosphere-Atmosphere Interaction (BAI) group within the Institute of Landscape Ecology (ILÖK) and collaborate closely with the members of the group.

Your tasks:
Teaching climatology at the BSc level
Providing support designing and teaching practical courses in climatology and biosphereatmosphere interaction at both BSc and MSc levels -
Assisting in the operation of the BAI group´s climate stations in the city of Münster
Our expectations:
A PhD degree (complete or near complete) in environmental sciences, micrometeorology, atmospheric or climate science, or another closely related field is required.
A strong commitment to teaching is desirable.
Strong computer programming skills (e.g., Python, R, MATLAB) are expected.
Excellent written and spoken English communication skills are not mandatory, but advantage.
The ability to collaborate effectively in a team, with transparent communication is expected.
Demonstrated capability for independent, self-organized work is required. – Experience using eddy covariance measurement techniques is an advantage.
Please note that excellent German written and spoken communication skills are mandatory for this position.

We offer

A stimulating and supportive working environment
Access to state-of-the-art research facilities
Opportunities to implement your own ideas -
Access to a wide interdisciplinary research network and opportunities to collaborate with large national and international networks
Support from our Family Service Office to balance your private and professional responsibilities
As an educational institution, we are deeply committed to offering occupational training and continuing education opportunities tailored to your individual needs and foster personal growth.

Information about the Biosphere-Atmosphere Interaction group can be found here: Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Mana Gharun

How to apply

If you are interested, please send a letter of motivation, CV, copies of BSc, MSc, and PhD certificates (and transcripts), and contact details for two referees via email to:

Prof Dr Mana Gharun

You are kindly asked to send us your application electronically in a single PDF file. Please note that other electronic file formats cannot be considered. The application deadline 2024-06-30.