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Research Associate (PhD student, 65% 13 TV-H)

The Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition seeks for a three-year period a Research Associate (PhD student, 65% 13 TV-H) for the joint research project „Upgrading of Sewage Ponds for the Production of Irrigation Water on the Example of Cuvelai Etosha Basin in Namibia“ at the earliest possible date.

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Your duties

  • Independent planning, implementation and conduct of scientific open field experiments on the effects of waste water irrigation on crop productivity and quality as well as soil properties
  • Collection, analysis and interpretation of experimental data
  • Independent management of experimental facilities (irrigation system)
  • Coordination of the activities on site and cooperation with the local project partners
  • Reporting and publishing of the results

 

Your profile

  • Master degree in horticulture or agriculture with a specialisation in plant sciences
  • Profound knowledge in plant cultivation experiments incl. statistical analysis
  • Knowledge and experience in tropical agriculture are desirable
  • Willingness to stay in Northern Namibia (Outapi) for extended periods
  • Strong communication - and cooperation skills in an international context
  • Excellent English skills, both written and spoken

 

Our offer

  • Interesting and challenging position in an international und multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers and growers
  • Payment is made according to professional experience and qualification up to 13 TV-H
  • Applications of suitably qualified women are particularly desirable
  • Severely disabled applicants (§ 2 Abs. 2 and 3 SGB IX) with equal qualification and aptitude are given preferential consideration

 

Please direct your applications enclosing all relevant documents and quoting the reference number 02/2017 to our human resources department until January 31 2017 to Hochschule Geisenheim University, Abteilung Personal/PE, Von-Lade-Straße 1, 65366 Geisenheim or by e-mail to: personal@hs-gm.de.

The first address for you questions is Ms Meurer, Tel. +49-6722 502-223, e-mail: birgit.meurer@hs-gm.de.
For content related issues please contact Dr. Johannes Max, Tel. +49-6722 502-433, e-mail: johannes.max@hs-gm.de or Prof. Dr. Jana Zinkernagel, Tel.: +49-6722 502-511, e-mail: jana.zinkernagel@hs-gm.de.

Please send copies only, since your documents will not be returned. Otherwise please enclose an addressed envelope with sufficient postage for return.

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