Research Associate (m/f/d) in the field of soil microbiology

In the Department VI Spatial and Environmental Sciences, dept. Soil Science, University of Trier, a position as Research Associate (m/f/d) in the field of soil microbiology is available (salary group 13 TV-L, 50% FTE, fixed term 4 years). The position offers the opportunity for a PhD and is located in the project "Driver Pool - Substrate affects microbial driven distribution of energy and matter among organic carbon functional pools in soil" as part of the DFG priority program 2322 SoilSystems (

Driver Pool aims to investigate the microbially controlled interplay between decomposition pathways and energy fluxes of substrate turnover in soil. In the joint project of the Universities of Koblenz-Landau and Trier as well as the UFZ Leipzig, three research associates are working on WP1 energy balances, WP2 C-turnover, WP3 microbial activity and adaptation. In WP3, you investigate the control of substrate turnover by microbial activities and changes that vary between postulated process types.

For this purpose, microbial biomass and necromass, diversity and process rates are analyzed. Some teaching duties (in German) are part of the job. Your job profile and further information can be found on our call for applications.

Please send your application by 10.10.2021 in a pdf file to or by mail to University of Trier, FB VI, Soil Science, Prof. Dr. S. Thiele-Bruhn, Behringstr. 21, 54296 Trier. Please feel free to send questions about the position to


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