PhD or Post Doc Research Position

University of Göttingen

Göttingen, , DE

The Division of Biogeochemistry of Agroecosystems of the Department of Crop Sciences at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen invites applications for a PhD or Post Doc Research Position within the Robert-Bosch-funded project “More crop per drop for sub-Saharan Africa: Key rhizosphere traits to overcome multiple resource limitation”. The part-time position (65% of regular working hours – currently 25,87 hours per week) is limited for 3 years. This position should be filled by the 01.03.2018 with a salary according to 13 TV-L. The overall objective of this project is to compare sorghum varieties with different transpiration sensitivity to understand the effect of different rhizosphere/root hydraulic processes on transpiration and the impact of these processes on plant adaptation to drought.

We are looking for highly motivated applicants holding an excellent MSc/University Diploma (or equivalent) in Agricultural Sciences (better than 2.0)., Hydrology, Soil Science, Geophysics, Plant Physiology, Geo-ecology/Environmental Sciences or similar Experience in soil physics, plant physiology and measurements and modelling of water movement through the soil- plant-atmosphere continuum would be an advantage. The applicant should have an active interest in lab work and new method establishment. The candidates should have the skills and willingness to work independently and in interdisciplinary teams. Proficiency in written and spoken English are required for the application. This position is designed to provide young scientists the opportunity to pursue a PhD degree. Highly qualified candidates holding a PhD thesis will also be considered. The project will be conducted in close collaborator with the University of Bayreuth, India (ICRISAT) and African Universities. We provide the opportunity for scientific development and integration in a dedicated, international team with best laboratory equipment and an intensive supervision. 

Please send your application (CV, Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc) and motivation statement (max. two pages) preferably in electronic form until 03.01.2018 to Prof. Dr. Michaela Dippold ([email protected]), or Dr. Mutez Ahmed ([email protected]), Biogeochemistry of Agroecosystems, Georg-August-University Goettingen, Buesgenweg 2, 37077 Goettingen.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Mutez Ali Ahmed (phone: 015215642271, e-mail: [email protected]).