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Technische Universität Berlin - Faculty VI - Institute of Ecology / Plant Ecology

Technische Universität Berlin offers an open position:

Research Associate (PostDoc) - salary grade E13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen - 2nd qualification period (Habilitation)

part-time employment may be possible

The position is based at the Department of Plant Ecology at the Institute of Ecology of the
TU Berlin - "Berlin School of Urban Ecology". We investigate the structure, dynamics and functionality of ecosystems and landscapes in response to climate and land use change. Our work focuses primarily on urban, coastal and estuarine systems. The most important tool is statistical and process-based modeling on the basis of diverse field studies. The focus of the position will be on the investigation of interactions and feedbacks between abiotics and biotics in coastal, estuarine or other water-dominated ecosystems, but you can develop your own research profile depending on your skills and interests.

Working field:

  • Integrative research on interactions and feedbacks between abiotics and biotics in coastal, estuarine or other water-dominated ecosystems
  • Cooperation with project partners and stakeholders (national parks, NGOs)
  • Teaching for the degree programs BSc Ecology/Environmental Planning, BSc Landscape Architecture, MSc Urban Ecology in the scope of 4 SWS (weekly contact hours during the semester
  • (Co-)supervision and guidance of student theses (BSc and MSc)
  • Publication in international peer-reviewed journals
  • Acquisition of third-party funding
  • Participation in organizational tasks of the department and the institute
  • Processing large geo and environmental data sets


  • An above-average completed university degree (Master, Diplom or equivalent) and PhD in Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Geoecology, Landscape Ecology, Biology or a related discipline,
  • Interdisciplinary understanding of coastal and estuarine ecosystems (e.g. salt marshes, dunes, seagrass meadows, tidal marshes, floodplain habitats) and their dynamics
  • In-depth knowledge of ecological field methods (vegetation, soil, hydrodynamics)
  • Knowledge of functional plant ecology and experience in biodiversity-related interdisciplinary research
  • Very good knowledge of statistical analysis and programming in R as well as data management
  • Extensive experience with scientific writing and communication
  • Experience in teaching and thesis supervision
  • The ability to teach in German and/or in English is required; willingness to acquire the respective missing language skills
  • Driving license class B or 3


  • Willingness to conduct interdisciplinary research and a strong motivation to carry out innovative research and teaching
  • Ability to work independently and cooperate in an interdisciplinary team

Working environment: We offer a stimulating research environment within an interdisciplinary, collaborative context as well as an attractive workplace and a healthy working environment in the center of Berlin. You will have the opportunity to develop your own research profile and to network with various international and national cooperation partners (e.g. EU project DuneFront, BMBF project SeaStore, BMU project Tide ElbeKlima).

How to apply:

Please send complete application documents as a single pdf-file including a letter of motivation, scientific CV, publication record, your two most relevant publications, copies of relevant degrees, and contact details of two academic references by indicating the reference number and addressed to Prof. Dr. Boris Schröder-Esselbach at Technische Universität Berlin (

For informal enquiries please contact Prof. Dr. Boris Schröder-Esselbach (

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To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.

Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin - Die Prä­si­den­tin - Fakul­tät VI, Insti­tut für Öko­lo­gie, FG Pflan­zen­öko­lo­gie, Prof. Dr. Schröder-Esselbach, Sekr. AB 1, Rothen­burg­str. 12, 12165 Ber­lin