Doctoral researcher (all genders welcome)

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Doctoral researcher (all genders welcome)

At the University of Göttingen -Public Law Foundation-, DNPW - Abt. Funktionelle Agrobiodiversität, there is a position as

Doctoral researcher (all genders welcome)
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L/75%

to be filled. Starting date is as soon as possible. The position is limited until 14.08.2028.

in the research project “Promoting biodiversity at the landscape level (KOOPERATIV) ”. KOOPERATIV is funded in the Federal Program for Biological Diversity by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation with funds from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection. The position should be filled as soon as possible not later than 01.03.2024 and it is limited until 14.08.2028. The salary is in accordance with the German public service salary scale (TV-L E13) with 75%, which corresponds to 29.85 working hours per week.

Your tasks
The transdisciplinary project is focusing on the ecological and economic outcomes of collaborative agri-environment measures and on the identification of supporting governance structures. The candidate will investigate the ecological effects of the established landscape-scale experiment that is represented by study landscapes along gradients of landscape diversity and shares of perennial flower fields in southern Lower Saxony, Germany. The main focus will be on the taxonomic and functional diversity of bees and hoverflies and the genetic population structure of bumblebees. Further, pollination services in oilseed rape fields will be analysed. The candidate will be involved in outreach and dissemination and contribute to general project tasks and activities.

Your profile

  • Completed university degree (Master’s degree) in ecology, biology, agriculture or related disciplines
  • Research focus on biodiversity, pollination ecology and ecosystem services
  • Very good knowledge of ecological statistics (using R)
  • Good knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Proficiency in English and German
  • Experience in scientific writing and publishing
  • Driving licence (class B)
  • Enthusiasm to conduct field work & interest in transdisciplinary collaboration  

We offer a 4.5 year researcher position with the possibility to obtain a doctorate degree in a transdisciplinary project with partners from agriculture, nature conservation and different scientific disciplines. The successful candidate will join the international and highly motivated team of the Functional Agrobiodiversity & Agroecology lab.

Please send your application in electronic form including your motivation letter, CV, two references and your certificates. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Stefan Schüler ([email protected] ), Dr. Annika Hass ([email protected] ) and Prof. Dr. Catrin Westphal ([email protected] ). For details see: and  

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The University is particularly committed to the professional participation of severely disabled employees and therefore welcomes applications from severely disabled people. In the case of equal qualifications, applications from people with severe disabilities will be given preference. A disability or equality is to be included in the application in order to protect the interests of the applicant.

Please upload your application in one pdf file including the usual documents until 12/17/2023 on the application portal of the university using this link: . For more information get in touch with Catrin Prof. Dr. Westphal directly via E-Mail: [email protected], Tel. 0551 3928275 .

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