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Research Associate (Postdoc) in soil protection with a focus on soil water balance § 28 Subsection 2 HmbHG

Your responsibilities

Duties include teaching and research in the respective department or institute. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications as well as acquire teaching experience. These duties are intended to promote academic achievement. Therefore, at least one-third of set working hours will be made available for the associate’s own academic work.

This includes research and teaching in the field of soil science and soil protection, especially in the field of soil hydrological processes within the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum, spatial and seasonal variability, as well as the modeling of the soil water balance.
Collaboration in projects and the further development of current topics within the working group are encouraged.

The teaching obligation is 4 LVS.


Your profile

A university degree in a relevant field, plus doctorate.

Successfully completed studies in the field of geoecology, geosciences, agricultural sciences or a comparable degree program with a focus on soil science. PhD in the field of soil science, focus on soil water balance desirable. Sound experience in the field of ecohydrology and in the statistical analysis of pedological and soil hydrological data.

In-depth knowledge in the design and implementation of field and/or laboratory measurement campaigns, knowledge of soil hydrological laboratory analysis and experience with simulations in soil water balance models. A genuine interest and commitment to teaching and training in this field. Fluency in German is required.

We offer

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Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements
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Continuing education opportunities
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University pensions
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Attractive location
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Flexible working hours
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Work-life balance opportunities
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Health management

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Educational leave

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30 days of vacation per annum

Universität Hamburg—University of Excellence is one of the strongest research educational institutions in Germany. Our work in research, teaching, educational and knowledge exchange activities is fostering the next generation of responsible global citizens ready to tackle the global challenges facing us. Our guiding principle “Innovating and Cooperating for a Sustainable Future” drives collaboration with academic and nonacademic partner institutions in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and around the world. We would like to invite you to be part of our community to work with us in creating sustainable and digital change for a dynamic and pluralist society.

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg promotes equal opportunity. As women are currently underrepresented in this job category at Universität Hamburg according to the evaluation conducted under the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HambGleiG), we encourage women to apply for this position. Equally qualified and suitable female applicants will receive preference.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.


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