The group of Tropical Forest Ecology and Silviculture, University of Goettingen, Germany invites applications for a position of a Research Associate in Tropical Forest Ecology (all genders welcome)

The focus of our group lies on the ecology of tropical forests and tree-based land use. We apply remote sensing techniques and study the role of tree species diversity in ecosystem restoration. We are looking for a person who is interested in further developing these or similar fields of research.

The position will be available for three years and can be further extended to six years. The position is particularly suited for further academic qualification. It should be filled by 01 September 2023. The salary is in accordance with the German public service salary scale (TV-L E13) with 100%, which corresponds to 39,8 working hours per week.

Your profile:

  • MSc degree in forestry, geography, plant ecology, agriculture or a related field
  • Advanced knowledge in GIS, statistics and data processing
  • Good publication record
  • Interest in interdisciplinary studies and North-South collaboration
  • Willingness to teach (teaching load: 4 h per week in the semester) and supervise students
  • Proficiency in English
  • A PhD degree will be a plus

The University of Goettingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented in this field. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favoured.

To apply: Please send your application electronically as a single pdf containing your CV, a short summary of research interests, and the names (with e-mail address) of at least two referees to Prof. Dirk Hoelscher by 27 June 2023, e-mail: We will destroy the documents five months after the selection procedure has ended.

If you have any questions, please contact Dirk Hoelscher (phone: +49 551 3923162, e-mail: More information about our working group can be found under:

Von: Dirk Hölscher
University of Göttingen
Göttingen, Germany

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