Research Associate/Postdoc Position, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Postdoctoral Researcher - Germany

Research Associate/Postdoc Position: The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive, interdisciplinary focus areas in research and teaching. We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate/Postdoc in the field of agroecology, starting on 01/08/2023 (or by agreement). The position offers a three-year initial contract, with the possibility of extension for another three years.

Designation: Research Associate/Postdoc (Akad. Rat/ Rtin, salary grade: A13)

Research Area: Agroecology

Location: University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany


  • A doctoral degree in ecology, biogeochemistry, agricultural, earth, environmental sciences, or a comparable natural science discipline.
  • Outstanding scientific achievements demonstrated by international peer-reviewed publications and research project contributions.
  • Teaching experience, including student supervision.
  • Sound theoretical and practical expertise in stable isotope applications.
  • Experience in field and laboratory work.
  • Strong knowledge of statistics.
  • Experience or interest in a complementary area such as plant physiology, plant ecology, microbiology, or fungal ecology.

Job Description:

  • Work independently and efficiently in a team.
  • Publish high-quality research.
  • Build networks at national and international levels.
  • Co-supervise BS, MSc, and doctoral students.
  • Actively participate in proposal writing and funding acquisition.
  • Conduct 5 course hours (85¢/MS) independently in German and English during the semester in the field of agroecology or isotope biogeochemistry.

What you can expect:

  • A constructive working atmosphere in a friendly, open-minded, and international team with an excellent international network.
  • Openness to creative and innovative ideas and strong support in developing research ideas and your own research profile.
  • Opportunities to achieve further qualifications, e.g., Habilitation.
  • Integration into the Bayreuth Centre of Ecology & Environmental Research (BayCEER), facilitating interdisciplinary scientific exchange, collaborations in large-scale projects, and access to state-of-the-art analytical instruments.
  • Work-life balance and compatibility of family and career.

The University of Bayreuth values diversity among its staff and is committed to gender equality. Female scholars and applicants with children are highly welcome. The University of Bayreuth is a member of the best practice club Family at University and actively participates in the HRK’s “Internationalization of the University” initiative. Applicants with disabilities will be given priority if qualifications are equal.

How to Apply: Please apply online by submitting the following documents via the University of Bayreuth’s application portal, using the subject line “AR-Agarko”:

  • Letter of motivation/planned future research direction (max. 2 pages)
  • CV
  • List of publications
  • List of courses held and theses supervised

The deadline for application submission is 30 June 2023. Application documents will be deleted in accordance with data protection laws once the position has been filled.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Prof. Dr. Johanna Pausch, Agroecology Professorship & Director of the BayCens Equipment Centre, at or Tel: 0921/55-2292.

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