Ph.D. student interested in plant water relations along a biodiversity gradient

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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).


Additional benefits

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 ( 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.

Hostettler (

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