Postdoctoral Researcher at Leipzig University, Germany

Postdoc in Germany

Postdoctoral Researcher at Leipzig University: Leipzig University, a leading institution in research and medical training, is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher for the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig. This role, starting 1 September 2024, involves developing a globally applicable, open-source, cloud-based toolbox for ecosystem-extent monitoring as part of the World Ecosystem Extent Dynamics (WEED) project.

Job Summary Table

TitlePostdoctoral Researcher (M/F/D)
DesignationPostdoctoral Researcher
Research AreaEcosystem Mapping and Monitoring
LocationLeipzig, Germany
Eligibility/QualificationMaster’s and PhD in relevant field
Job DescriptionDevelop ecosystem-extent monitoring toolbox
How to ApplySubmit application via portal by 13 June 2024
Last Date for Apply13 June 2024


Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area

Ecosystem Mapping and Monitoring


Leipzig, Germany


  • Master’s degree and PhD in a project-related field
  • Experience in data- and computation-intensive research
  • Strong quantitative background
  • Proficiency in open-source programming languages (e.g., R, Julia, Python)
  • Prior experience in scalable geo-computation, spatial/spatiotemporal predictive modeling, and analysis of land-surface changes
  • Excellent English communication skills
  • Track record of publishing in international journals

Job Description

The successful candidate will:

  • Conduct research to develop key components for the WEED project’s toolbox
  • Develop a data-cube of analysis-ready time-series on multiple ecosystem characteristics
  • Create protocols and computational pipelines for data assembly, harmonization, and quality-assurance
  • Develop pipelines for validation of ecosystem-extent/-change maps
  • Lead scientific publications and conference talks
  • Collaborate with consortium members and co-author publications
  • Contribute to project management and reporting
  • Participate in group-based activities within iDiv and the larger project consortium

How to Apply

Please send your application, quoting reference number 94/2024, via our application portal by 13 June 2024. Online interviews will be conducted in the following two weeks.

Applications should include:

  • Cover letter describing motivation, research interests, and relevant experience
  • Tabular summary of professional career, including relevant technical skills
  • Digital copy of Master’s and PhD certificates (or expected graduation date)
  • Access to a recent modeling/geo-computation project (e.g., link to GitHub repository)
  • PDF of your best/most relevant first-authored journal publication (or two manuscripts for final-year PhD researchers)
  • Contact details of two scientific references

For further information, please contact our HR Department via email for application process queries or Dr. Carsten Meyer for research project questions.

Last Date for Apply

13 June 2024

Leipzig University is committed to diversity and encourages qualified women and individuals with disabilities to apply.

For more details, visit Leipzig University Career Portal.

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