Stellenausschreibung Nr.: 2019/199

The University of Konstanz has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative since 2007.

We invite applications for a

Research assistant / Post-doctoral researcher (Full time)

in the Environmental Physics Group at the Limnological Institute of the University of Konstanz, Germany. Salary will be according to the German public service salary scale E 13 TV-L (100 %). The position will start in January 2020 and is limited to a maximum period of five years. In principle, this position can be divided into two part-time positions.

The applicant will establish his/her own research program which strengthens and complements existing expertise and research activities of the Environmental Physics Group. We investigate the implications of physical processes for the functioning of aquatic ecosystems, transport and mixing processes, greenhouse gases, and the interplay between abiotic conditions and the development of organisms, populations and communities in lakes and reservoirs. The research is based on field measurements, mesocosm experiments and numerical modelling (

We seek a highly motivated and cooperative scientist who actively contributes to research, publications, acquisition of funding, supervision of students and teaching. The tasks include laboratory and field activities on lakes and reservoirs. The teaching load during the semester is 4 hours per week. The applicant must hold a university degree and should have successfully completed a doctoral thesis on a topic relevant to the research of the Environmental Physics Group. Additional experiences in research and teaching are an advantage.

Applications should include a letter of motivation with a statement on research interests, a curriculum vitae including copies of certificates, and a letter of recommendation for the announced position from a referee.

Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 7531 88–4016).

The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity as well as a good balance between university and family life.

As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to increase the number of women working in research and teaching. We also support working couples through our dual career programme (

Please send your application quoting the job offer no 2019/199 as a single pdf document by email to Applications arriving before 30 September 2019 will be given priority. Late applications may be considered, if the position is still vacant.

For further information please contact Prof. Frank Peeters (

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