< Brigitte Fleischner, Sekretärin der Professur Ökoklimatologie feiert 25 jähriges Dienstjubiläum
30.06.2015 10:38 Alter: 8 yrs

MICMoR fellowship for a doctoral student to study the emission of allergenic grass pollen from TERENO prealpine observatory sites

The professorship of Ecoclimatology at Technische Universität München invites applications for a 3-year full MICMoR fellowship for a doctoral student.


Obligatory membership in the MICMoR Helmholtz Research School Mechanisms and Interactions of Climate Change in Mountain Regions allows the highly motivated candidate to work in an interdisciplinary, multinational team integrating biosphere and atmosphere with climate change and land-use / agricultural management.

The objective of the research project is to assess impacts of global / climate change, elevation and management on timing, amount and regional transport of allergenic grass pollen at the TERENO prealpine observatory Ammer catchment. The work will comprise analyses of long-term grass flowering data, atmospheric pollen concentrations and webcam data as well as long-range transport modelling. Regional surveys will include phenological observations and use Burkhard pollen traps, personal pollen samplers as well as UAVs to provide the necessary data for deriving recommendations on agricultural management and personal mitigating behaviour of grass-induced pollinosis.

We are looking for a motivated and team-oriented PhD student with good communication and research skills. Your background should be either in biology, agriculture, meteorology, ecology, physical geography or equivalent study, certified by an excellent MSc in a related discipline. Additional expertise in field and lab work as well as in GIS, statistics and R programming is highly desired. A driving licence would facilitate the planned field work.

The deadline for submission of applications is August 15, 2015. MICMoR Research School and TUM are committed to diversity and equal opportunities. We explicitly welcome applications from abroad and encourage women to apply. Fellowships will start in fall or winter 2015 and be awarded for up to 3 years. Fellows will receive a tax-free monthly fellowship of 1.365 EUR plus health insurance allowance and a family allowance if applicable.. We offer the international and multidisciplinary lively working environment at TUM, one of Germany’s first universities of excellence. Supervision will be provided by Prof Annette Menzel (Ecoclimatology, TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan) and Prof Susanne Jochner (Physical Geography/Landscape Ecology and Sustainable Ecosystem Development, KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt). The professorship of Ecoclimatology is situated in Freising 35 km north-east of Munich. The candidate will receive a full fellowship by the MICMoR Helmholtz Research School and will profit from its comprehensive additional Graduate training program.

Please send your application via email including a letter of interest, CV, and the names and contact information of two references to Prof Annette Menzel (amenzel (at) wzw.tum.de).

For further information see also www.micmor.kit.edu/application-full-fellowships