PhD position in applied hydrologic sciences

Jülich Research Centre (FZJ)

Jülich, Germany

Work group:

IBG-3 – Agrosphäre

Area of research:

PHD Thesis

Job description:

Your Job:

The successful candidate will analyze pesticide residues in irrigation water and paddy rice fields in the landscape to provide information about the current pesticide background and will monitor pesticide concentrations in soil and water after transition to organic rice production. Your tasks in detail:

Prepare and perform regular soil and water sampling campaign in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam Develop appropriate extraction methods for the pesticides from soil samples Screen the extracts and water samples on pesticide residues using LC-MSMS Perform sorption and degradation experiments for selected pesticides Help to provide recommends for farmers, stakeholders and policy makers to establish organic rice production in the Mekong delta of Vietnam Contribute to an international research team, publish in international journals and present results at international conferences

Your Profile:

University degree (Master, Diploma) in either geosciences, agriculture, or chemistry Experience in laboratory work Knowledge in the areas of hydrology, pesticide research, soil sciences Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in an international, interdisciplinary team across institutes; very good communication and organizational skills Very good command of the English language Willingness to travel to Vietnam and to perform field work

Our Offer:

Vibrant international and interdisciplinary work environment on an attractive research campus, ideally situated between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf and Aachen Attendance at national and international conferences and workshops Possibility for further scientific and technical training through international experts Outstanding scientific and technical infrastructure – ideal conditions for successfully completing a doctoral degree Continuous, professional support by your scientific supervisor Pay in line with 75 % of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund) Usually a contract for the duration of 3 years

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particulary welcomes applications from women.We also welcome applications from disabled persons.


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PhD position in applied hydrologic sciences