We are looking to recruit a

Student Assistant - Collecting and analysing crop science data to quantify root development - (max. 19 hrs./week)


At the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences – Agrosphere (IBG-3) we conduct research to improve our understanding of hydrological and biogeochemical processes in terrestrial systems. A combination of experiments, modelling, and innovative observation technologies is used to bridge the gap between model, process, and management scale. Our research contributes to the sustainable and resource- conserving use of soils and water and to the quantification of the effect of climate and land use change on terrestrial ecosystems. Quantifying the processes in the soil-plant-zone is necessary to obtain information on shoot and root growth as well as water and nutrient uptake. This helps to extend the knowledge about plant behaviour, the various environmental conditions, improve agricultural management and to conserve resources. To obtain non-invasive crop data we continouosly perform field and greenhouse experiments.

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Your Job:

  • Image data analysis with scientific software
  • Data management
  • Scientific field measurements (agronomic and geophysical below-ground measurements)

Your Profile:

  • Interest in plant science
  • Advanced bachelor or master study in Agriculture/Plant Science/Biology or other natural science
  • Experienced in working with scientific data, ideally basic skills in Phyton and/or Matlab
  • Self-organized way of working
  • Language skills: English and / or German
  • Driver`s license ("Klasse B" or equivalent)

Our Offer:

We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change! We support you in your work with:

  • Hands-on experience parallel to your university studies
  • Experience in scientific projects and processes
  • Interdisciplinary work between plant science and data science
  • Option to extend your work to a bachelor/master thesis or internship
  • Work with a motivated team of technicians, PhD-students and supervisors
  • Remote work
  • A part time position with max. 19h/week

We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, e.g. in terms of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation / identity, and social, ethnic and religious origin. A diverse and inclusive working environment with equal opportunities in which everyone can realize their potential is important to us.

We look forward to receiving your application. The job will be advertised until the position has been successfully filled. You should therefore submit your application as soon as possible.

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Questions about the offer?

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Last Modified: 01.08.2022