Doctoral Research Assistant (m/f/d)

Deadline: 19th February 2023

The Department of Applied Ecology (Professorship for Research into Climate Impacts) in Geisenheim in the Rheingau region (50 km west of Frankfurt/Main) is seeking a doctoral research assistant on part-time basis (65%) for the period of three years.

In a joint project on strategies for CO 2 removal from the atmosphere, researchers from Geisenheim University (HGU), the University of Hamburg, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the Ithaka Institute will explore synergies of combining two methods of “carbondioxide removal” (CDR) – the use of biochar and rock flour in agriculture. The candidate on the HGU side applies methods of crop science (soil science, plant nutrition), greenhouse gas flux measurements, and uses stable isotopes ( 13C-CO 2) to quantify C input and fate in soils.