Technische Universität Dresden - Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Department of Forest Sciences, Institute of Soil Science and Site Ecology, Chair of Site Ecology and Plant Nutrition
TUD Dresden University of Technology, as a University of Excellence, is one of the leading and most dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, today it is a globally oriented, regionally anchored top university as it focuses on the grand challenges of the 21st century. It develops innovative solutions for the world's most pressing issues. In research and academic programs, the university unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities, social sciences and medicine. This wide range of disciplines is a special feature, facilitating interdisciplinarity and transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in teaching, research, technology and administration. The goal is to promote and develop their individual abilities while empowering everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture that is characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD diversity is an essential feature and a quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who would like to commit themselves, their achievements and productivity to the success of the whole institution.
Research Associate / PhD Student (m/f/x)
(subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)
At the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Department of Forest Sciences, Institute of Soil Science and Site Ecology, the Chair of Site Ecology and Plant Nutrition offers a position as Research Associate / PhD Student (m/f/x) starting December 1, 2023. The position is limited until October 31, 2027 years and comprises 65% of the fulltime weekly hours. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG). The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification (usually PhD).
The position is within an interdisciplinary project funded by the Forest Climate Fund (Agency of Renewable Resources), which aims to develop silvicultural recommendations for a transition towards climate change adapted forests. Understanding the site-specific soil water balance in forest stands is key for assessing forests’ vulnerability to climate change (e.g. prolonged drought periods, storm risks). The development of forest conversion concepts and the associated promotion of climate change-adapted mixed forest ecosystems represents a significant contribution to various aspects of sustainable forestry and bioeconomy. This project is a joint effort of the Chair of Silviculture (TUD), Chair of Soil Resources and Land Use (TUD), the Chair of Biodiversity and Nature Conservation (TUD), Public Enterprise Sachsenforst and other national and international stakeholders and scientists.