Project Manager (postdoc) Position SPP EarthShape: Earth Surface Shaping by Biota.
The EarthShape priority program (DFG-SPP 1803; www.earthshape.net) will explore how biologic processes form soil, influence topography, and thereby shape the Earth’s surface. Your task will be to assist the coordination of a consortium of 13 interdisciplinary projects comprising 17 new PhD students and 33 German and 19 Chilean investigators from the fields of Geology, Ecology, Soil Sciences, Geography, Microbiology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry. EarthShape research will be conducted at four study sites within in the Chilean Coastal Range that features one of Earth’s most spectacular vegetation gradients and is controlled by climate ranging from hyper-arid to humid temperate. It is a natural laboratory to study how biology and topography interact.
Aim: To assist the project coordinators and facilitate data collection, communication, and logistics between different research groups in both Germany and Chile.
Your tasks: You will work with Chilean and German participants to: install and maintain meteorological and river discharge and ecologic monitoring equipment in Chile; organize project meetings and student training workshops; coordinate project fieldwork, common data sets, and sampling permits; oversight of project data storage and web site; and organize public outreach. The primary work location is Tübingen, Germany and travel to Chile is required. Your primary supervisors will be Prof. Todd Ehlers (Uni. Tuebingen) and Prof. Friedhelm von Blanckenburg (GFZ Potsdam).
The position is initially for 3 years with the possibility of being extended for an additional 3 years. Salary is commensurate with experience and at the TV-E13 (100%) level. The start date for the position is January, 2016.
Please submit your application to Todd Ehlers (firstname.lastname@example.org)