PhD position in Soil Science / terrestrial Biogeochemistry
Climate change is a key challenge for both, science and society. The Cluster of Excellence “Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction” (CliSAP) is responding to this challenge in an integrated way, linking together natural and social sciences. Main partners are the Universität Hamburg, the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht and the German Climate Computing Centre DKRZ.
CliSAP invites applications for a 3-Year PhD Position in Soil Science / terrestrial Biogeochemistry. The position is available at the Institute of Soil Science, Universität Hamburg, Germany. We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student (Soil Scientist, Biologist, Biogeochemist, Ecologist) to investigate the carbon pools, organic matter quality and degradability as well as trace gas fluxes in thermokarst affected arctic wetlands. He/she will conduct laboratory analysis, field research on permafrost soils and GIS analysis in thermokarst landscapes of northeast Siberia. The position is part of the Soil Ecology and Soil Genesis group of Eva-Maria Pfeiffer and will be conducted in close cooperation with the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Research Unit Potsdam (AWI).
Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Pfeiffer (Institute of Soil Science, Universität Hamburg)
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Deadline for application: 15th September 2014
Expected start date: 1st November 2014
For further information please contact Prof Eva-Maria Pfeiffer (E.M.Pfeiffer@uni-hamburg.de) or Dr. Christian Knoblauch (Christian.Knoblauch@uni-hamburg.de).