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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Faculty of Envi­ron­men­tal Sci­en­ces, Depart­ment of Forest Sci­en­ces, Insti­tute of Soil Sci­ence and Site Eco­logy, Chair of Site Eco­logy and Plant Nut­ri­tion

The TU Dres­den is one of ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an “excel­lence uni­ver­sity”. TUD has about 36.500 stu­dents and almost 5319 employees, 507 pro­fes­sors among them, and, thus, is the lar­gest uni­ver­sity in Sax­ony, today.

Having been com­mit­ted to sci­en­ces and the engi­nee­ring before the reuni­fi­ca­tion of Ger­many, TU Dres­den now is a multi-disci­pline uni­ver­sity, also offe­ring huma­nities and social sci­en­ces as well as medi­cine.

Rese­arch Asso­ciate


(Sub­ject to per­so­nal qua­li­fi­ca­tion employees are remu­ne­ra­ted accord­ing to salary group E 13 TV-L)
The posi­tion is star­ting Sep­tem­ber 1, 2021 for a period of 4 years with 65% of the full­time wee­kly hours. The period of employ­ment is gover­ned by the Fixed Term Rese­arch Con­tracts Act (WissZeitVG). The posi­tion offers the chance to obtain fur­ther aca­de­mic qua­li­fi­ca­tion (e.g. PhD).

Work­ing field:

The posi­tion is part of a FNR fun­ded joint rese­arch pro­ject “Car­bon sto­rage in soils of nature near Beech forests - water balance and dead­wood as decisive fac­tors in a chan­ging cli­mate - BENE­ATH” star­ting Sep­tem­ber 1, 2021. In the working package “Soil water avai­la­bi­lity and site water balance” a con­cept for soil hydro­lo­gi­cal moni­to­ring for the mea­su­rement of water con­tent and ten­sion should be deve­lo­ped. The con­cept should also con­si­der the stand struc­ture and a gra­di­ent in soil mois­ture. Fur­ther­more, soil sam­pling should be plan­ned and car­ried out with respect to the ana­ly­sis of soil phy­si­cal cha­rac­te­ris­tics (tex­ture, water reten­tion curve). Based on the mea­su­rements the soil water balance should be simu­la­ted with site hydro­lo­gi­cal models at the small scale for the ana­ly­sis of cli­mate change sce­n­a­rios. Ano­t­her task is the cal­cu­la­tion of C and N flu­xes at the eco­sys­tem scale in coope­ra­tion with other working groups of the joint rese­arch pro­ject.


We are loo­king for a highly moti­va­ted per­son with a uni­ver­sity degree (Mas­ter or equi­va­lent) in earth or natu­ral sci­en­ces (e.g., Geoeco­logy, Forest Sci­en­ces, Agri­cul­tu­ral Sci­en­ces, Hydro­logy or Envi­ron­men­tal Sci­en­ces or rela­ted sub­jects). We expect pro­found know­ledge of phy­si­cal and site eco­lo­gi­cal pro­per­ties of soils as well as a strong inte­rest in the moni­to­ring and model­ling of the water balance of forest sites. The suc­cess­ful can­di­date should be moti­va­ted to carry out field mea­su­rements. For regu­lar field trips a dri­ving license class B is necessary. The inter­di­sci­pli­nary cha­rac­ter of the pro­ject requi­res extra­or­di­nary orga­ni­za­tio­nal and com­mu­ni­ca­tio­nal skills. Expe­ri­en­ces in the model­ling of the water balance at the plot scale as well as expe­ri­en­ces with pro­gramming lan­guages like R and Python and in the sta­tis­ti­cal ana­ly­sis of time series are an asset.

How to ap­ply:

App­li­ca­ti­ons from women are par­ti­cu­larly wel­come. The same app­lies to people with disa­bi­li­ties.
Please sub­mit your app­li­ca­tion by August 3, 2021 (stam­ped arri­val date of the uni­ver­sity cen­tral mail ser­vice app­lies) inclu­ding CV, moti­va­tion let­ter, a sum­mary of your mas­ter the­sis (if already com­ple­ted) and the names (affi­lia­tion, tele­phone, e-mail) of two refe­ren­ces pre­fer­a­bly via the TU Dres­den Secu­re­Mail Por­tal by sen­ding it as a sin­gle pdf docu­ment to or by mail to TU Dres­den, Fakul­tät Umwelt­wis­sen­schaf­ten, Fach­rich­tung Forst­wis­sen­schaf­ten, Insti­tut für Boden­kunde und Stand­orts­lehre, Pro­fes­sur für Stand­orts­lehre und Pflan­zen­er­näh­rung, Herrn Prof. Feger, Helm­holtz­str. 10, 01069 Dres­den. Please sub­mit copies only, as your app­li­ca­tion will not be retur­ned to you. Expen­ses incur­red in atten­ding inter­views can­not be reim­bur­sed.

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