Website Julius Kühn-Institut, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Kulturpflanzen

You will develop principles and concepts for integrative approaches to maintain and strengthen functional biodiversity in forests.

Your tasks

  • establishment and leading of a working group “Functional Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems” aiming to develop concepts and defense mechanisms against diseases and pests;
  • coordination and establishment of relevant national and international networks;
  • preparation of statistics, statements, reports and publications on climate-related reactions of forest ecosystems
  • supporting policy advice and representation in advisory committees;
  • acquisition and scientific management of third-party funding.

You have

  • completed academic university degree in biology, forestry, forest ecology, landscape ecology or similar, preferably with a doctorate;
  • experience in conception, implementation and evaluation of experiments and monitoring systems in forest ecosystems;
  • outstanding communication, teamworking and organizational skills,
  • ability to work independently and autonomously;
  • very good written and spoken German and English;
  • ideally a class III (B) driver’s license;
  • willingness to undertake (international) business trips lasting several days.

We offer

  • interesting position in an international working environment.
  • unlimited full-time position with 39.0 hours per week. Part-time employment is generally possible. See also collective agreement for the public service east (TVöD-Ost).
  • remuneration up to salary level E 14 TVöD, depending on qualifications and skills;

entry as early as possible.

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