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Biology PhD Student Requirement @ Freiburg Uni | Germany

The Chair of Tree Physiology, Institute of Forest Sciences searches for a

PhD student

Part-time (65%), starting date: 01/10/2016

The Project ‘Environmental and intrinsic regulation of phosphorus acquisition, partitioning, storage, and mobilization in beech and poplar trees’ is a sub-project of the ‘SPP 1685 – Ecosystem nutrition: forest strategies for limited phosphorus resources’.

The project aims to characterize the influence of nitrogen nutrition on phosphorus cycling in beech trees, to identify drivers and processes that control phosphorus cycling within the whole tree with special emphasis on nitrogen deposition / fertilization and, to detect intrinsic factors that control phosphorus acquisition. The project allows the successful candidate to work on his/her PhD thesis.

Job profile:

  • Supervision and development of field experiments and of approaches under controlled conditions.
  • Analysis of phosphorus contents in plant tissues of beech and poplar.
  • Analysis of phosphorus uptake by the trees roots.
  • Writing of research reports and preparation of publications for international journals.
  • Presentation of the research in workshops and scientific conferences.

Your profile:

  • You have an excellent Master’s or Diploma’s degree in life science or biology.
  • Very good knowledge in biochemical techniques (for example analysis of nutrients, such as ions), statistical approaches and strong interest in physiological research questions.
  • Willingness to work in the field, i.e. taking samples from beech trees grown in the forest at several habitats of the SPP 1685.
  • To be self-initiative and having high social skills to work in a team.
  • Good language skills in English.
  • The position is limited to 3 years. Salary is according to TV-L E13.

How to Apply:

Please apply with meaningful documents and supporting documents, quoting reference number 9947 at the latest by 31.08.2016. Your application can be addressed to the following address:

University of Freiburg
Chair of Tree Physiology
Georges-Köhler-Allee 53/54
79110 Freiburg

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Cornelia Herschbach under Tel. +49 (0) 761 / 203-8300 or email cornelia.herschbach@ctp.uni-freiburg.de available.

 

Biology PhD Student Requirement @ Freiburg Uni | Germany

View Original Notification: http://www.uni-freiburg.de/administration/stellenboerse/?erf=y&stellenid=9947&layout=v4

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