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Bran­den­bur­gi­sche Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Cott­bus-Senf­ten­berg - Fac­ulty for Envir­on­ment and Nat­ural Sci­ences; in the Depart­ment of Eco­logy

Im Her­zen der Lau­sitz ver­bin­det die BTU her­aus­ra­gende inter­na­tio­nale For­schung mit zukunfts­ori­en­tier­ter Lehre. Sie leis­tet mit Wis­sens-, Tech­no­lo­gie­trans­fer und Wei­ter­bil­dung einen wich­ti­gen Bei­trag für Gesell­schaft, Kul­tur und Wirt­schaft. Als Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät bie­tet die BTU ein bun­des­weit ein­zig­ar­ti­ges Lehr­kon­zept: Bei uns kön­nen Stu­di­en­gänge uni­ver­si­tär, fach­hoch­schu­lisch und dual stu­diert wer­den.

Research Asso­ci­ate

the pos­i­tion lim­ited until April 30, 2025; 75% pos­i­tion, salary E 13 TV-L

Work­ing field:

  • Sci­entific research in the inter­dis­cip­lin­ary research pro­ject “Strategies for the devel­op­ment of pyro­phobic and cli­mate change res­ist­ant forests on forest fire land” in the sub­ject area “soil prop­er­ties and soil fauna” with expec­ted expert­ise in one or more arth­ro­pod taxo­nomic groups, field eco­lo­gical meth­ods and stat­ist­ical ana­lyses. The goal in this sub­ject area is to assess diversity responses in arth­ro­pod com­munit­ies to wild­fires in the Fed­eral State of Branden­burg.
  • Super­vi­sion of stu­dent research pro­jects
  • Sci­entific pub­lic­a­tions and con­fer­ence con­tri­bu­tions
  • Admin­is­trat­ive tasks in the research pro­ject


Your pro­file
  • M.Sc. or Uni­versity Dip­loma in Bio­logy or a related sub­ject
  • Sound know­ledge of at least one ter­restrial arth­ro­pod group
  • High motiv­a­tion for eco­lo­gical field work and driver's license
  • Good know­ledge of numer­ical eco­logy
  • Exper­i­ence in the pub­lic­a­tion of research res­ults in peer-reviewed, inter­na­tional sci­entific journ­als
  • Very good Eng­lish skills
  • Abil­ity to work inde­pend­ently and in a team and with stu­dents

What we of­fer:

We offer
The Depart­ment of Eco­logy at BTU is loc­ated on the main Cam­pus in Cottbus and offers a very inter­na­tional, diverse research envir­on­ment ( You will become a team mem­ber in a recently star­ted inter­dis­cip­lin­ary research pro­ject with part­ners at Eber­swalde Uni­versity for Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment, Senck­en­berg Ger­man Ento­mo­lo­gical Insti­tute, Uni­versity of Pots­dam, Thünen Insti­tute and other Depart­ments at BTU.

We value diversity and wel­come all applic­a­tions – regard­less of gender, nation­al­ity, eth­nic or social ori­gin, reli­gion/ideo­logy, dis­ab­il­ity, age, sexual ori­ent­a­tion and iden­tity.
BTU Cottbus–Sen­ften­berg strives for a well-bal­anced gender rela­tion in all groups of employ­ees.

How to ap­ply:

Han­di­capped applic­ants will be pre­ferred in case of equal qual­i­fic­a­tion.
The present­a­tion of applic­a­tion pho­tos is no longer required.

Applic­a­tions with the usual doc­u­ments (applic­a­tion let­ter stat­ing the motiv­a­tion, CV and cer­ti­fic­ates) should be send (prefer­ably by e-mail) to Prof. Dr. Klaus Birk­hofer (a single pdf file max. 5 MB) stat­ing the ref­er­ence until 06.07.2020.