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Research Associate (100%)

The University of Bonn is an international research university covering a wide array of subjects. 200 years of history, around 38,000 students, more than 6,000 staff and an excellent reputation within and outside Germany: the University of Bonn is among the most significant German universities. The Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation is looking to fill as soon as possible, for an initial 3-year appointment, the position of Research Associate (100%). The working group of Prof. Dr. Eike Lüdeling works on projecting the impacts of climate change on horticultural systems. To this end, they employ holistic systems modeling, risk assessment and decision support approaches. A further focus of the group is exploration of dormancy processes in fruit trees.

Your tasks:

• Participation in the group’s research and teaching in the field of Horticultural Sciences 

• Teaching assignments equivalent to 4 semester week hours, consisting of lectures, seminars and practical exercises 

Your profile:

• Doctoral degree in Horticultural Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Ecology or a related subject, completed by the time of employment • Experience and interest in university teaching 

• Experience and knowledge in the group’s core topics (climate change impacts on agricultural systems, fruit tree dormancy, probabilistic modeling, decision modeling) 

• Knowledge on and experience in modeling is an advantage 

• Programming skills are an advantage 

• Experience in experimental research on fruit production topics is an advantage 

• Knowledge of the English and German language 

• Motivated, flexible, team-oriented and eager to learn 

We offer: 

• A diverse and demanding work environment 

• The opportunity to work towards a habilitation 

• Retirement benefits (VBL) 

• University sports 

• Excellent accessibility, by car of public transport (incl. discounted parking and monthly tickets) 

• Salary according to German public service tariff E13 TV-L 


The University of Bonn is a champion of diversity and equal opportunity. It is certified as a familyfriendly university. The university aims to raise the share of women in all areas where women are currently underrepresented and to specifically support their careers. Consequently, women are emphatically encouraged to apply. Applications will be treated according to the equal opportunity laws of the State of North-Rhine-Westphalia. Applications by suitable candidates with severe disabilities and candidates of equivalent status are particularly welcome. 

If you are interested in this position, please send your complete and meaningful application documents by email to [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.] before 31st August 2018, specifying the application code 40/18/3.20. For technical reasons, all documents must be submitted in one single pdf-file. For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Lüdeling (phone: 0228/73-5135).

This announcement has been translated from the German original, which is accessible at:

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