Postdoc (f/m/x) for NEu Project - Maternity Cover

The Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research GmbH – UFZ
June 12, 2023
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The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) with its 1,100 employees has gained an excellent reputation as an international competence centre for environmental sciences. We are part of the largest scientific organisation in Germany, the Helmholtz association. Our mission: Our research seeks to find a balance between social development and the long-term protection of our natural resources.

The job

The Department of Physiological Diversity (PhyDiv https: // www. is part of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research iDiv (https: // www., and the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research ( UFZhttps: // www. /), in Leipzig Germany. Our research program focuses broadly on testing and developing ecological theory to explain species coexistence and the impacts of global change on biodiversity.

Your tasks
  • The main tasks will be data analysis and writing, but some fieldwork will be needed
  • To analyze the effects of nutrient addition on community- and functional group-level tissue elemental concentrations, ratios and stocks to separate biomass response from changes in tissue chemistry
  • To test the hypothesis that variation in biomass response to nutrient addition depends on tissue and soil stoichiometry, and climate
  • We offer
  • Excellent technical facilities which are without parallel
  • The freedom you need to bridge the difficult gap between basic research and close to being ready for application
  • Work in inter-disciplinary, multinational teams and excellent links with national and international research networks
  • A vibrant region with a high quality of life and a wide cultural offering for a balance between family and professional life
  • Interesting career opportunities and an extensive range of training and further education courses
  • Your profile
  • Desired scientific background: ecological stoichiometry, biogeochemistry, ecosystem physiology, biogeography, plant biomass production
  • Skills and experience desired: basic experimental design and statistical analysis, R programming language, linear mixed effects modelling, experience with grassland ecology, experience with of large multiple site data, multiple author collaboration, practical field work
  • Strong writing skills
  • English proficiency
  • Drivers license desirable
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