2 Doctoral fellowships Geo-ecosystems in transition on the Tibetan Plateau (TransTiP)

Technische Universitšt Braunschweig, GFZ Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

2 Doctoral fellowships DAAD Graduate School Scholarship Programme

Application deadline: 1st November 2021

Start of position: 01 February 2022

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher for the DFG-funded Sino-German Research Training Group (GRK 2309) "Geo-ecosystems in transition on the Tibetan Plateau" (TransTiP).

TransTiP strives to understand effects of climate change on the Tibetan Plateau. In particular, the research program focuses to bridge our understanding on dynamics of sediments, soil organic carbon, water, and biodiversity in the light of land use and climate change and the consequences on local communities.

Position 1

Project H2: The world of Tibetan nomads: Multi-species conversations and local knowledge

*Tibetan or Chinese language skills required*

The doctoral researcher will be located at Technische Universitšt Braunschweig:

  • Department of History of Pharmacy, Prof. Bettina Wahrig https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/en/pharmaziegeschichte) and
  • Institute of Geosystems and Bioindication, TU Braunschweig, Prof. Antje Schwalb https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/igeo).

Project details can be found here: https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/irtg-transtip/research/projects/human-dimensions2

Position 2

Topic C6: Spatial scaling of carbon fluxes at the NAMORS station

The doctoral researcher will be located at GFZ Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Prof. Torsten Sachs (https://www.gfz-potsdam.de/en/staff/torsten-sachs/).

Project details can be found here: https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/irtg-transtip/research/projects/carbon6

Applicants must have excellent communication skills, both written and oral, in English, and should have strong affection to acquire interdisciplinary work and research experience. Willingness to perform sampling trips in high-altitude areas is mandatory. The program includes a 6-months research stay at our partner institutions in China and provides excellent scientific and transferable skills training at all participating locations. We offer exciting modern research projects in well-equipped laboratories using state-of-the-art technologies, a communicative atmosphere within an excellent scientific network, mutual exchange with a broad range of institutions and participation in international and national conferences and workshops.

Please submit your application (in English) as one pdf file to irtg-transtip@tu-braunschweig.de. The application should include the following information: CV, transcript of records, certificates, letter of motivation, and two reference letters. Further information and eligibility criteria: How to apply.

For further information on the scholarship, requirements and application process refer to DAAD Graduate School Scholarship Programme or to our website.

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