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Leib­niz-Insti­tut für Agrar­tech­nik und Bio­öko­no­mie e.V. (ATB)

Das Leib­niz-Insti­tut für Agrar­tech­nik und Bio­öko­no­mie e.V. (ATB) ist ein natio­nal und inter­na­tio­nal agie­ren­des For­schungs­zen­trum an der Schnitt­stelle von bio­lo­gi­schen und tech­ni­schen Sys­te­men. Das ATB betreibt For­schung mit dem Ziel, Grund­la­gen für nach­hal­tige bio­öko­no­mi­sche Pro­duk­ti­ons­sys­teme zu schaf­fen. Dazu ent­wi­ckelt und inte­griert das ATB neue Tech­no­lo­gien und Manage­ment­stra­te­gien für eine wis­sens­ba­sierte, stand­ort­spe­zi­fi­sche Pro­duk­tion von Bio­masse und deren Nut­zung für die Ernäh­rung, als bio­ba­sierte Pro­dukte und Ener­gie­trä­ger – von der Grund­la­gen­for­schung bis zur Anwen­dung.

PhD can­di­date (m/f/d) (65%) for the topic
Miti­ga­ting green­house gas emis­si­ons from live­stock sys­tems

We are see­king - sub­ject to final bud­get appro­val for a gran­ted pro­ject - for a PhD can­di­date (m/f/d) (65%) for the topic Miti­ga­ting green­house gas emis­si­ons from live­stock sys­tems
for three years, star­ting in Janu­ary 2020.

With ten inter­na­tio­nal part­ners, the pro­ject fun­ded under the Era­Net Joint Call 2018 will build on a pre­vious inter­na­tio­nal pro­ject on esti­ma­tion of live­stock emis­si­ons and will improve exis­ting farm-scale GHG decision sup­port sys­tems (DSS). Avail­able as well as cut­ting-edge miti­ga­tion tech­no­lo­gies in live­stock sys­tems will be asses­sed regar­ding costs and miti­ga­tion effi­ci­ency. The pro­ject will gene­rate func­tio­nal rela­ti­ons­hips bet­ween emis­si­ons and activity varia­bles, enab­ling a refi­ne­ment of natio­nal invent­ories and bet­ter assess­ment of the cost-effec­tiveness of a range of miti­ga­tion mea­su­res. The results being inclu­ded in a pro­to­type farm-scale DSS. On a natio­nal level, methods to cal­cu­late direct and indi­rect emis­si­ons from live­stock sys­tems shall be impro­ved in close col­la­bo­ra­tion with the respec­tive UN bodies.

Auf­ga­ben­be­sch­rei­bung:

  • Assess GHG and nitro­gen miti­ga­tion stra­te­gies from live­stock sys­tems on the farm level, inclu­ding cur­rent DSS and opti­ons for their impro­ve­ment
  • Col­late Ger­man and Aus­trian data for the estab­lish­ment of func­tio­nal rela­ti­ons­hips of live­stock emis­si­ons
  • Estab­lish func­tio­nal rela­ti­ons­hips and ana­lyse the effec­tiveness of miti­ga­tion opti­ons (e.g. fee­ding, manure sto­rage/tre­at­ment, manure app­li­ca­tion)
  • Ana­lyse and pro­cess data, inclu­ding sta­tis­ti­cal ana­ly­sis, rese­arch data manage­ment
  • Trans­late results into sug­ges­ti­ons for emis­sion inventory impro­ve­ment
  • Publish results in peer-reviewed jour­nals
  • Con­tri­bute to over­all pro­ject activi­ties: Col­la­bo­rate with European, NZ and CHL part­ners, Sup­port pro­ject manage­ment tasks, Sup­port pro­ject dis­se­mi­na­tion activi­ties

Er­war­te­te Qua­li­fi­ka­tio­nen:

Your pro­fes­sio­nal qua­li­fi­ca­tion pro­file:
  • Uni­ver­sity Mas­ter degree in natu­ral sci­en­ces or rela­ted engi­nee­ring disci­pli­nes
  • Know­ledge in live­stock sys­tems
  • Data collec­tion, data manage­ment, data exchange
  • Natio­nal emis­sion inventory pre­pa­ra­tion (focus on agri­cul­ture wel­come)
  • Com­pu­ter app­li­ca­ti­ons: pro­ven know­ledge of model­ling and ana­ly­ti­cal soft­ware packa­ges, of model veri­fi­ca­tion, sen­si­ti­vity ana­ly­ses and para­me­ter stu­dies, MS Office app­li­ca­ti­ons
  • Expe­ri­en­ces in pro­ject manage­ment and wri­ting sci­en­ti­fic publi­ca­ti­ons are wel­come
  • Flu­ent in writ­ten and spo­ken Eng­lish

Per­so­nal qua­li­fi­ca­tion:
  • Inde­pen­dent, self-respon­si­ble, reli­able and result-ori­en­ted way of working
  • Abi­lity to ana­lyse com­plex data and situa­ti­ons
  • Strong com­mu­ni­ca­tion and team­work skills, abi­lity to coope­rate, fle­xi­bi­lity, com­mit­ment, abi­lity to work under pres­sure, relia­bi­lity
  • Wil­ling­ness to tra­vel, valid dri­ving license for use in Europe (min. cate­gory B)
  • Cross­cul­tu­ral com­pe­tence
  • Wil­ling­ness to do a PhD

Un­ser An­ge­bot:

  • Your par­ti­ci­pa­tion in a trans­na­tio­nal, excel­lent pro­ject con­sor­tium
  • Excel­lent infra­st­ruc­ture for car­ry­ing out sci­en­ti­fic work
  • Attrac­tive, inter­di­sci­pli­nary working envi­ron­ment and very good con­di­ti­ons to deve­lop your own sci­en­ti­fic career and your net­work
  • Expe­ri­en­ced super­vi­sory team for your PhD stu­dies, and close col­la­bo­ra­tion with uni­ver­si­ties in the metro­po­li­tan area of Ber­lin/Pots­dam
  • Family-fri­endly working con­di­ti­ons that fos­ter the com­pa­ti­bi­lity of work and family life

Hin­wei­se zur Be­wer­bung:

The salary is based on your qua­li­fi­ca­tion and pro­fes­sio­nal expe­ri­ence accord­ing to Ger­man public ser­vice salary scale (TV-L E13). This part-time posi­tion (65%) is limi­ted to three years, based on the dura­tion of the pro­ject, and sup­po­sed to start in Janu­ary 2020. Please indi­cate your ear­liest avai­la­bi­lity. Post­Docs who are inte­rested in the topic might check online for an accom­pa­nied Post­Doc job announ­ce­ment https://www.atb-potsdam.de/en/meta/career/job-offers.html.

Further infor­ma­tion regar­ding tasks can be obtai­ned from Prof. UZ, PD Dr. Bar­bara Amon (e-Mail: bamon@atb-potsdam.de).
If you would like to par­ti­ci­pate in our inter­di­sci­pli­nary rese­arch, please apply until Novem­ber 17th, 2019 by e-mail to karriere@atb-potsdam.de quo­ting the refe­rence num­ber 2019-2-8 (in Eng­lish; one sin­gle PDF docu­ment; max. 6 MB; con­tai­ning a detailed CV, inclu­ding per­so­nal con­tact infor­ma­tion and three refe­ren­ces, only rele­vant cer­ti­fi­ca­tes, as well as a two-page rese­arch state­ment addres­sing your spe­ci­fic inte­rest, moti­va­tion and qua­li­fi­ca­ti­ons for the posi­tion (please address what skills and abi­li­ties would you bring to the team and what would you hope to gain from working on this posi­tion)).
Due to the tight time frame, inter­views might be sche­du­led already in Novem­ber, video inter­views are pos­si­ble.

Equa­lity of oppor­tu­nity is part of our per­son­nel policy. Dis­ab­led app­li­cants with ade­quate qua­li­fi­ca­tion will be pre­fe­ren­ti­ally con­si­de­red.

With your app­li­ca­tion for employ­ment you declare your agree­ment to store your app­li­ca­tion docu­ments for at least three mon­ths even in case of an unsuc­cess­ful can­di­dacy.

Published: 30.10.2019