The mission of the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) as a nationally and internationally active research institute is to deliver solutions for an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable agriculture – together with society. ZALF is a member of the Leibniz Association and is located in Müncheberg (approx. 35 minutes by regional train from Berlin-Lichtenberg). It also maintains a research station with further locations in Dedelow and Paulinenaue.
The working group Isotope Biogeochemistry and Gas Fluxes (IBG) is investigating key processes that significantly regulate the flow of substances and water within the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum (SPAC) of agricultural used landscapes. Isotope techniques, methods for measuring gas fluxes and plant physiological studies are combined. The group is investigating the role of erosion for C and N dynamics (including GHG emissions) in agricultural landscapes on three different continents (Africa, Asia and Europe), the importance of rhizosphere processes for rhizodeposition and uptake, and the water balance and water use efficiency of ecosystems.
We are looking for a motivated PhD researcher joining our team to completing a dissertation within the research project WetNetBB. This project aims to support the use of rewetted grassland systems in Brandenburg by developing innovations and establishing new value chains for paludiculture. WetNetBB is part of the national network PaludiZentrale that follows similar goals in four other regions in Northern Germany. The project consortium includes the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Technology and Bioeconomy (ATB), Landesamt für Umwelt (LfU, State of Brandenburg), Hochschule für Nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde (HNEE), Geoforschungszentrum (GFZ) and ZALF. We aim for an implementation of paludiculture in four regions in Brandenburg using a living lab approach. ZALF IBG will be responsible for the working package 4.3b “Investigation of small-scale heterogeneities of GHG and gaseous water fluxes using automated chamber systems”. The particular focus for the dissertation will be on small scale heterogeneities of GHG emissions and their drivers on rewetted grasslands.
We are offering a 65% position temporarily limited for three years (starting earliest 1st of January 2024) with an option to extend by one year if the project is continued with phase II, at our location in Müncheberg as
Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications from severely disabled persons with equal qualifications are favored. It is generally possible to work in the position on a part-time basis. Please send your application preferably online (see button online application below). For e-mail applications, create a PDF document (one PDF file, max. 5 MB; packed PDF documents, archive files like zip, rar etc. Word documents cannot be processed and therefore cannot be considered!) with the usual documents, in particular Cover letter, CV, proof of qualification and certificates, stating the reference number 114-2023 until January, 15 2024 to (see button e-mail application below).
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: Dr. Mathias Hoffmann, Tel.: +49 33432/82-473, email@example.com or Dr. Maren Dubbert, Tel.: +49 33432/82-475, maren.dubbert@zalf.
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