The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and its Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research/Atmospheric Environmental Research (KIT/IMK-IFU) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, invites applications to the open position of a
Ph.D. student or post-doctoral researcher, modelling interactions of climate change and land management on crop yields and soil carbon balance across Eastern Africa
Land-use and land-cover changes (LULCC) are a major contributor to global and regional climate change. But LULCC and climate change also impact ecosystems, for instance yields, carbon and water balances. Within a joint project with CIAT/Nairobi we seek a post-doctoral scientist or Ph.D. student to explore how different management practices affect crop yields, soil carbon pools and other ecosystems across Eastern Africa (specifically in Kenya and Ethiopia. Work will be done with the dynamic global vegetation model LPJ-GUESS.
Tasks in the project include
The researcher will be placed in the IMK-IFU's research group on plant-atmosphere interactions, located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (http://www.imk-ifu.kit.edu/plant_atmosphere_interactions.php). The project is done in close collaboration with a number of institutions in Eastern Africa as well as in Europe. The appointee therefore must be willing to visit partner institutions.
We offer a position in a young and active team that is placed within a multi-disciplinary, collaborative research environment with excellent research infrastructure and support. We are well connected to national and international research programmes. Salary and benefits will be based on the Collective Agreement for the German Public Service Sector. The position is available immediately for two years (post-doc) or three years (Ph.D. student), further extension might be available depending on the availability of funds.
Applications including -within a single pdf file-- curriculum vitae, copy of certificates, list of publications, short outline of own research interests regarding the position's profile, and the contact information for two professional referees shall be addressed to
Prof. Almut Arneth; head of Division Ecosystem-Atmosphere-Interactions
Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research/ Atmospheric Environmental Research;
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT/IMK-IFU); Kreuzeckbahnstr. 19; 82467
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete applications received by 15 October 2017 will receive full consideration; the position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found. Incomplete applications, or applications from candidates that do not meet the above criteria will not be considered.
KIT strives to achieve gender balance at all levels of employment. We therefore particularly encourage female candidates to apply for this position. With appropriate qualifications, applications from persons with handicaps will be treated with preference.