Job advertisement as part of the ITMS joint project MODELPEAT @ Peatland Science Centre, HSWT, Campus Weihenstephan (Freising)

The MODELPEAT project in the Sources & Sinks (Q&S) module is looking for a PostDoc for a period of 3 years for statistical GHG modelling, project coordination as well as scientific supervision of two eddy covariance stations

January 23, 2024


Applied Sciences for Life – in this sense, the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences offers a unique range of subjects covering all aspects of life. Its approximately 6,100 students at three locations (Freising, Triesdorf, Straubing) make it one of the most important green universities in Europe.
The following part-time position (75 %) is available at the Institute of Ecology and Landscape, Weihenstephan Campus (Freising):

Research Associate (m/f/d)

in the ITMS-MODELPEAT project for the statistical
GHG modelling and project coordination as well as
for the scientific supervision of two eddy covariance stations
Reference number M749-IÖL

The position is limited until 31.01.2027.

Your responsibilities:

  • Coordination of the MODELPEAT joint project as part of the nationwide ITMS project
  • Active participation in project meetings with the entire ITMS consortium
  • Statistical greenhouse gas modelling of peatland emissions for Bavaria
  • Drafting of reports
  • Operation of two eddy covariance stations, data quality assurance and analysis

Your profile:

You have a keen interest in independent scientific work; a doctorate is an advantage but not a prerequisite. In addition, you have an analytical mindset and are characterised by a goal-oriented way of working. You also have a good command of written and spoken English and a sound knowledge of German. Experience in project coordination and statistical greenhouse gas modelling is desirable. In addition, you have knowledge and experience in a common programming language (R, Python or others) and are confident in working with GIS. Experience with the eddy covariance technique and the handling of large amounts of data is highly appreciated.

Recruitment requirements:

Sie verfügen über ein abgeschlossenes wissenschaftliches Hochschulstudium (Diplom [Univ.] oder
Master) im Bereich Landschaftsökologie, Geoökologie, Agrarmeteorologie, Umweltwissenschaften, Ge-ographie, Umweltingenieurwesen oder in einem vergleichbaren Studiengang.

We offer:

  • Working on the largest green campus in Germany
  • Payment according to the collective agreement for the public service of the federal states (TV-L)
  • A modern university environment with innovative technical, agricultural and engineering degree programmes
  • An exciting, varied and responsible field of activity
  • Collegial cooperation and a wide range of opportunities for exchange
  • The opportunity for further education and training
  • Social benefits in accordance with the provisions of the collective labour agreement for the public service of the federal states (TV-L), in particular additional retirement benefits and annual bonuses
  • Attractive fringe benefits such as capital-forming benefits
  • A growing range of services as part of an official health management programme
  • A family-friendly working environment with flexible working hours and the option of teleworking


The position is to be filled at the earliest possible date. Payment will be made in accordance with the provisions of collective bargaining law, subject to fulfilment of the personal and collective bargaining requirements up to pay group 13 TV-L. Taking into account the requirements of the job, the position is also suitable for part-time employment.
People with severe disabilities will be given preference if their suitability, qualifications and professional performance are otherwise essentially equal. Applications from women are expressly welcomed.

Want to become part of our team?

If you fulfil the requirements, we look forward to receiving your application via our online form below. Please apply with a cover letter, a CV in tabular form, professional or academic qualifications and qualified references. Please note that we only fill our vacancies on the basis of suitability, performance and aptitude; we can therefore only consider you in the further process if you provide us with proof of this.

Foreign professional qualifications/foreign university degrees can only be taken into account if you can provide proof of equivalence/recognition. You can find the office responsible for this via the portal

Please apply exclusively via the "APPLY NOW" button (Online-Formular) by 29 February 2024 at the latest. Applications by post or e-mail will not be considered.

Please contact us for further information:

Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf (HSWT), Am Hofgarten 4, 85354 Freising

für Fragen hinsichtlich des Bewerbungsprozesses bzw. der Einstellung:


for specialised questions:

Frau Dr. Janina Klatt
Tel.: 08161 71-6534

for issues relating to severely disabled persons and persons with equivalent status:


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