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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Faculty of Envi­ron­men­tal Sci­en­ces, Depart­ment of Forest Sci­en­ces, Insti­tute of Forest Botany and Forest Zoo­logy, the Chair of Forest Zoo­logy

Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den (TUD), 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. lt 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 / Post­doc (m/f/x)

The Faculty of Envi­ron­men­tal Sci­en­ces, Depart­ment of Forest Sci­en­ces, Insti­tute of Forest Botany and Forest Zoo­logy, the Chair of Forest Zoo­logy offers, sub­ject to the avai­la­bi­lity of resour­ces, a pro­ject posi­tion as

Rese­arch Asso­ciate / Post­doc (m/f/x)
(sub­ject to per­so­nal qua­li­fi­ca­tion employees are remu­ne­ra­ted accord­ing to salary group E 13 TV-L)

star­ting May 01, 2023. The posi­tion is limi­ted to three years. The period of employ­ment is gover­ned by § 2 (2) Fixed Term Rese­arch Con­tracts Act (Wis­sen­schafts­zeit­ver­trags­ge­setz-WissZeitVG).
The Chair of Forest Zoo­logy is led by Prof. Dr. Sebas­tian Sei­bold and con­sists of a moti­va­ted, inter­na­tio­nal team of rese­ar­chers from dif­fe­rent eco­lo­gi­cal and zoo­lo­gi­cal disci­pli­nes. The posi­tion to be fil­led will be the key post­doc posi­tion wit­hin the BIO­COMP pro­ject “Con­se­quen­ces of glo­bal bio­di­ver­sity loss and cli­mate change for decom­po­ser com­mu­nities and impli­ca­ti­ons for forest car­bon flu­xes” which is fun­ded by the European Rese­arch Coun­cil (ERC Star­ting Grant). Wit­hin the pro­ject, inter­ac­tive effects of cli­mate and land use on decom­po­ser bio­di­ver­sity (insects and micro­bes) and wood decom­po­si­tion will be stu­died in a glo­bal expe­ri­ment. Empi­ri­cal results will be used to model car­bon flu­xes from wood decom­po­si­tion at the glo­bal scale and to gene­rate pro­jec­tions of car­bon flu­xes under dif­fe­rent sce­n­a­rios of forest use and cli­mate change. Fur­ther expe­ri­ments will be con­duc­ted both in the field and in cli­mate cham­bers to study inter­ac­tions bet­ween wood-decom­po­sing micro­bes and insects and to unra­vel the mecha­nisms behind the cli­mate-depen­dency of bio­di­ver­sity-decom­po­si­tion rela­ti­ons­hips.

Working field:

  • orga­ni­za­tion of the glo­bal decom­po­si­tion expe­ri­ment and the bio­di­ver­sity assess­ment
  • sta­tis­ti­cal ana­ly­ses of the gene­ra­ted decom­po­si­tion and bio­di­ver­sity data
  • model­ling ana­ly­ses of glo­bal car­bon flu­xes under cli­mate change and land use sce­n­a­rios
  • wri­ting of sci­en­ti­fic publi­ca­ti­ons
  • data manage­ment
  • co-super­vi­sion of two PhD-stu­dents.


  • uni­ver­sity (Mas­ter or equi­va­lent degree) and PhD degree in eco­logy, bio­logy, forest sci­ence, envi­ron­men­tal sci­en­ces or rela­ted disci­pli­nes
  • strong rese­arch back­ground in forest eco­logy, pre­fer­a­bly in the field of bio­di­ver­sity-eco­sys­tem func­tio­n­ing rese­arch, myco­logy, ento­mo­logy or eco­sys­tem model­ling
  • solid publi­ca­tion record in ISI-jour­nals
  • expe­ri­ence in orga­ni­zing large field cam­pai­gns (e.g. bio­di­ver­sity assess­ments, eco­sys­tem pro­ces­ses)
  • expe­ri­ence in mana­ging large data­sets
  • in-depth know­ledge of sta­tis­ti­cal methods for ana­ly­zing bio­di­ver­sity and eco­sys­tem pro­cess data using R
  • abi­lity and wil­ling­ness to con­duct field work, also under unfa­vor­able con­di­ti­ons (e.g. high humi­dity or steep ter­rain)
  • strong team spi­rit and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills (Eng­lish)
  • Favor­ably, expe­ri­ence in eco­sys­tem model­ling and a valid dri­ver’s license for cars (cate­gory B).

How to apply:

TUD stri­ves to employ more women in aca­de­mia and rese­arch. We the­re­fore expressly encou­rage women to apply. The Uni­ver­sity is a cer­ti­fied family-fri­endly uni­ver­sity and offers a Dual Career Ser­vice. We wel­come app­li­ca­ti­ons from can­di­da­tes with disa­bi­li­ties. If mul­ti­ple can­di­da­tes prove to be equally qua­li­fied, those with disa­bi­li­ties or with equi­va­lent sta­tus pur­suant to the Ger­man Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive prio­rity for employ­ment.
Please sub­mit your com­pre­hen­sive app­li­ca­tion inclu­ding a let­ter of moti­va­tion, CV, publi­ca­tion list and degree cer­ti­fi­ca­tes, by March 24, 2023 (stam­ped arri­val date app­lies), pre­fer­a­bly via the TU Dres­den Secu­re­Mail Por­tal by sen­ding it as a sin­gle pdf docu­ment to or to: TU Dres­den, Fakul­tät Umwelt­wis­sen­schaf­ten, Fach­rich­tung Forst­wis­sen­schaf­ten, Insti­tut für Forst­bo­ta­nik und Forst­zoo­lo­gie, Pro­fes­sur für Forst­zoo­lo­gie, z. Hd. Frau Lisa Mrosk, Pien­ner Str. 7, 01737 Tha­randt, Ger­many. Please sub­mit copies only, as your app­li­ca­tion will not be retur­ned to you. Expen­ses incur­red in atten­ding inter­views can­not be reim­bur­sed.

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