Postdoctoral Researcher 100% TV-L13; d/f/m

Updated: 2 months ago

06.11.2023, Wissenschaftliches Personal

Become part of TUM's professorship of Urban Productive Ecosystems at the TUM School of Life Sciences. It is a 100% position according to TV-L E13. Startdate: January 2024

About us
We research the biodiversity, ecology and geography of ecosystem service-based ecosystems in the city; these include urban gardens, farms, parks and forests. In our interdisciplinary work, we combine research in ecological principles with applied aspects, social-ecological investigations and environmental education. Our group offers a postdoctoral position (E13 TV-L, 100%) for ini-tially three years, with an option for an extension to five.
• Enthusiasm for analyzing (social-)ecological processes that drive biodiversity and ecosystem services in urban ecosystems
• Bringing together basic and applied research to understand and thereby optimize urban eco-systems
• Experience with e.g., urban ecology, agroecosystems, arthropod biocoenoses, ecosystem services
• Methodological knowledge of functional ecology, landscape ecology, ecological networks or molecular methods (in the field and laboratory)
• Interest in social dimensions of ecosystem management and human-nature interactions that influence biodiversity and guide the provision of ecosystem services

• PhD in ecology, geography, landscape planning or similar, ideally with a focus in urban con-texts
• Very good experience in experimental design, multivariate statistics and modelling in R (addi-tional programming languages an advantage), scientific writing in English and German
• Organization of field and laboratory research in an interdisciplinary team
• Team player with an interest in teaching and mentoring
• Experience with (inter)national research networks and multidisciplinary partners
• Excellent communication
• Very good teaching and mentoring skills
• Support with the conception, coordination and management of field research in Munich and Bavaria
• Analysis of data and development of indicators for biodiversity and ecosystem services in urban ecosystems
• Publications in (inter)national journals and presenting work at scientific conferences
• Leading courses (5 SWS) in the study programmes: Nature Conservation and Landscape Plan-ning; Agricultural Sciences; Sustainable Resource Management
• Mentoring Bachelor's and Master's students and doctoral candidates
We offer
• Inspiring topics in a new professorship within a research-strong department
• Motivating work environment with regular meetings, workshops, conferences and retreats
• Excellent opportunities for (inter)national cooperation and networking
• TV-L E13 (100%) salary; the contract for the position is initially limited to 36 months with possi-ble extension (e.g., till 5 years).
• TUM is an equal opportunities employer. Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities are given preferential treatment if they have comparable qualifica-tions.

Start date:
Negotiable, but ideally starting February 2023

Please send your application consisting of: (1) a 2-page letter of motivation and a brief outline of career goals, research experience and research ideas you can imagine contributing to the team; (2) a detailed CV/resume with publication list; and (3) the contact details of two references. Please send these documents as a single pdf file (upe_postdoc_surname_appldoc.pdf) to Monika Egerer ([email protected]).

Application deadline: Friday, 24.11.2023

Please contact Monika Egerer or visit our websites for more information about our research group and the nature of our work:
Professorship for Urban Productive Ecosystems
TUM School of Life Sciences
Technical University of Munich
Prof. Dr Monika Egerer
Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz-Platz 2, 85354 Freising
Tel. +49 15223667393
[email protected]

TUM is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified people of all gender are encouraged to apply. We strive to increase the propor-tion of women, so applications from women are especially welcome. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference, if they essentially have the same qualifications. As part of your application for a position at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), you are transmitting personal data. Please note our data protection information in accordance with Art. 13 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on collection and processing of personal data in the context of your application ( By submitting your application, you confirm that you have read TUM's data protection information.

The position is suitable for disabled persons. Disabled applicants will be given preference in case of generally equivalent suitability, aptitude and professional performance.

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