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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Environmental Research Department (IMK-IFU) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany) invites applications for
Research Scientist: Modelling terrestrial ecosystems response to environmental changes
We seek a creative and communicative colleague in the land-ecosystem modelling group, based in KIT's Atmospheric Environment Department in Garmisch?Partenkirchen (https://lemg.imk-ifu.kit.edu/). Questions addressed in the group cover the interactions of environmental changes (especially land-use change and climate change) with ecosystem biogeochemical and water cycles, functional diversity, and ecosystem services. Most of our work is based on developing and applying a dynamic global vegetation model, off-line or coupled to atmospheric or socio-economic models. We cooperate closely with colleagues at IMK-IFU, Lund University (Sweden), and UNEP-WCMC (Cambridge). The successful applicant is expected to further enhance the group's national and international research profile through leading and cooperating in research projects, contributing to general group activities (such as teaching, reporting and outreach) and developing project proposals, jointly with the head of group.
We offer: a multi?disciplinary, highly collaborative and friendly team, well connected to national and international programs. This position is offered for 2 years in the first place with a salary equivalent to the public service TV-L.
We prefer to balance the number of female and male employees. Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job. If qualified, handicapped applicants will be preferred.
Applications, including a CV, description of programming experience, certificates and a letter of motivation, should be sent by email as a single pdf to Prof. Almut Arneth (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 15.11.2020, quoting the reference number 530/2020.