Research within the DFG project The Jena Experiment with focus on plant
water relations. Plant water sourcing and plant performance along a
biodiversity gradient will be assessed using stable isotope analyses and
ecophysiological/trait measurements, respectively. Research includes
isotope tracer experiments in the field (Jena) as well as in the Ecotron
(Montpellier), focusing on the scarce resource water. Tasks include
establishment, support and maintenance of experiments under field and
controlled conditions, sample preparation and analyses, data analysis and
interpretation, presentation of results nationally and internationally.
Dynamic, serious and motivated student with M.Sc./Diplom in ecology, plant
ecophysiology, agricultural/environmental sciences or related disciplines.
Strong interest in process- and system-oriented research, particularly
application of stable isotopes and biodiversity aspects. Fluent in English
and German required. Driving license required. Teamwork within group and
project partners of The Jena Experiment required, and willingness to
assist in student education (exercises).
The research will be carried out within a 3-year project, starting as soon
as possible. We offer an interesting position in an international,
interdisciplinary research group at a lively university environment in
Zurich (www.gl.ethz.ch) as well as international working experiences with
project partners across Europe. Salary and social benefits are provided
according to ETH Zurich rules.
Please send your complete application to Rolf Oertli, Human Resources, ETH
Zurich, TUR C24, 8092 Z?rich, mentioning ?IPAS-Plant water?. Evaluation
procedure will start June 1stt, applications will be reviewed until the
position is filled. Further information can be obtained via Mrs. C.