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Leib­niz-Insti­tut für Agrar­tech­nik und Bio­öko­no­mie e.V. (ATB)

The Leib­niz Insti­tute for Agri­cul­tural Engin­eer­ing and Bioeconomy is a pion­eer and a driver of bioeconomy research. We cre­ate the sci­entific found­a­tion to trans­form agri­cul­tural, food, indus­trial and energy sys­tems into a com­pre­hens­ive bio-based cir­cu­lar eco­nomy. We develop and integ­rate tech­niques, pro­cesses and man­age­ment strategies, effect­ively con­ver­ging tech­no­lo­gies to intel­li­gently cross­link highly diverse bioeco­nomic pro­duc­tion sys­tems and to con­trol them in a know­ledge-based, adapt­ive and largely auto­mated man­ner. We con­duct research in dia­logue with soci­ety - know­ledge-motiv­ated and applic­a­tion-inspired.

For the EU pro­ject „Advanced biod­iversity mon­it­or­ing for res­ults-based and effect­ive agri­cul­tural policy and trans­form­a­tion (Bio­Mon­itor4CAP)” the fol­low­ing pos­i­tion is to be filled until Feb­ru­ary 15th, 2023 as Sci­ent­ist (m/f/d) post-doc (100 %) for the research topic “Remote sens­ing ana­lysis and spa­tial mod­el­ling of biod­iversity in agri­cul­tural areas“.

Sci­ent­ist (m/f/d) post-doc (100 %)

English

for the research topic “Remote sens­ing ana­lysis and spa­tial mod­el­ling of biod­iversity in agri­cul­tural areas“

Working field:

Sup­port­ing the ambi­tion of the European Com­mis­sion for enhan­cing biod­iversity of agri­cul­tural land­scapes, advanced sys­tems are required to mon­itor biod­iversity fea­tures and their changes over time and in space. Bio­Mon­itor4CAP will assess, develop, test, val­id­ate, and sup­port imple­ment­a­tion of effect­ive, afford­able, and reli­able meth­ods, tools, and tech­no­lo­gies to mon­itor in situ biod­iversity of agri­cul­tural areas or farm­land, con­sid­er­ing spa­tio-tem­poral vari­ab­il­it­ies of above- and below-ground biod­iversity across spa­tial and tem­poral scales and agro-eco­lo­gical zones. The pro­ject will for the first time integ­rate tra­di­tional and new meth­ods and tech­no­lo­gies together to develop, val­id­ate, and demon­strate hol­istic approaches for sys­tem­atic and near con­tinu­ous mon­it­or­ing of in situ biod­iversity of agri­cul­tural areas.

Your respons­ib­il­it­ies
  • Sci­entific imple­ment­a­tion of the pro­ject focused on:
  • Remote sens­ing data col­lec­tion and ana­lysis to eval­u­ate effic­acy of biod­iversity mon­it­or­ing
  • Sup­port in the design and val­id­a­tion of an agro­bi­od­iversity mon­it­or­ing sys­tem
  • Imple­ment­a­tion and man­age­ment of site-spe­cific biod­iversity mon­it­or­ing exper­i­ments and demon­stra­tion tri­als
  • Estab­lish­ment of a Geo­graphic Inform­a­tion Sys­tem with spa­tio-tem­poral indic­at­ors rel­ev­ant to biod­iversity man­age­ment
  • Doc­u­ment­a­tion, eval­u­ation and assess­ment of biod­iversity mon­it­or­ing data
  • Com­mu­nic­a­tion and dis­sem­in­a­tion of find­ings to pro­ject part­ners
  • Present­a­tion of pro­ject res­ults at sci­entific con­fer­ences
  • Pre­par­a­tion of pro­ject reports and sci­entific pub­lic­a­tions

Requirements:

  • Very good uni­versity degree and PhD related to the ana­lysis of high spa­tial res­ol­u­tion data (field scale) and remote sens­ing ideally related to biod­iversity and agri­cul­tural sci­ences
  • At least basic exper­i­ence in the use of UAV up to 10 kg and pos­ses­sion of the EU cer­ti­fic­ate of com­pet­ence A1/A3 (proof of com­ple­tion of the online train­ing)
  • Know­ledge of remote sens­ing ana­lysis, stat­ist­ical ana­lysis of spa­ti­otem­poral data, and hab­itat mod­el­ing
  • Exper­i­ence with Geo­graphic Inform­a­tion Sys­tems and the R pro­gram­ming lan­guage
  • Strong team work skills and abil­ity to cooper­ate, reli­ab­il­ity, flex­ib­il­ity, com­mit­ment and inde­pend­ence, self-respons­ible, exper­i­ence in research trans­fer and inter­dis­cip­lin­ary cooper­a­tion
  • Flu­ent Eng­lish pro­fi­ciency and proven abil­ity to write sci­entific pub­lic­a­tions
  • Will­ing­ness to travel inter­na­tion­ally accord­ing to pro­ject pro­gress and require­ments
  • European Driv­ing license class B required

What we offer:

  • An attract­ive, inter­dis­cip­lin­ary work­ing envir­on­ment in a team of exper­i­enced and young sci­ent­ists and tech­ni­cians
  • Par­ti­cip­a­tion in an inter­na­tional EU pro­ject with 23 part­ners from dif­fer­ent coun­tries
  • Excel­lent infra­struc­ture for car­ry­ing out sci­entific work
  • Attract­ive, inter­dis­cip­lin­ary work­ing envir­on­ment and very good con­di­tions for devel­op­ing your sci­entific career
  • Fam­ily-friendly work­ing con­di­tions that pro­mote the com­pat­ib­il­ity of work and fam­ily life
  • Com­pany-owned elec­tric bicycles and busi­ness cars for work trips
  • Par­ti­cip­a­tion on the VBB com­pany ticket
  • Our insti­tute is loc­ated on the edge of a pic­tur­esque park-like land­scape and is easy to reach by pub­lic trans­port or by bike

The full-time pos­tion (100 %) is ini­tially lim­ited for 3 years for pro­ject-related reas­ons. The salary will be based on your qual­i­fic­a­tion and pro­fes­sional exper­i­ence accord­ing to TV-L up to salary group 13.

For fur­ther inform­a­tion please con­tact Dr. Michael Schirrmann (Tel. 0331/5699-417, e-mail: mschirrmann@atb-potsdam.de) or visit our web­site www.atb-potsdam.de.

How to apply:

If you would like to con­trib­ute your pro­fes­sional com­pet­ence to our inter­dis­cip­lin­ary research, please apply by the fol­low­ing dead­line Decem­ber 31st, 2022 using ATB’s online applic­a­tion form for the job advert­ise­ment, code 2022-4-19, at https://www.atb-potsdam.de/en/career/vacancies. Applic­a­tions received after the applic­a­tion dead­line can­not be con­sidered.

Equal­ity of oppor­tun­ity is part of our per­son­nel policy. Dis­abled applic­ants with adequate qual­i­fic­a­tion will be pref­er­en­tially con­sidered.

By sub­mit­ting an applic­a­tion, you agree that your job applic­a­tion doc­u­ments will be stored for a period of six months, even in the case of an unsuc­cess­ful applic­a­tion. Fur­ther inform­a­tion on the pro­cessing, stor­age and pro­tec­tion of your per­sonal data can be found at https://www.atb-potsdam.de/en/services/data-protection-declaration-for-the-application-process.