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The salary will be up to salary grade E 14 TV-L Tarifgebiet Ost (subject to qualifications and experience of the applicant)
Controlled Environment Horticulture Systems
Reference number: 09/2017/4
- Design and evaluation of facilities and of experiments to measure and control the conditions in the shoot and root environment of plants
- Measurements of photosynthesis, transpiration and nutrient uptake
- Process-based modelling of growth and yield of plants grown in greenhouses
- Development and test of optimal control strategies for greenhouse climate and nutrient supply
- Publication and presentation of research results
- Collaboration with scientists from other disciplines who use the growth chambers and greenhouses at IGZ, leading to joint publications
- Acquisition of project funds and scientific supervision of projects related to the topics mentioned above
- Active networking and collaboration with national and international partners
- A doctoral degree (or proven equivalent achievements) in biosystems engineering, horticulture, agriculture, environmental systems engineering, engineering science, agricultural engineering or related disciplines
- Very good knowledge in greenhouse technology, measurement technology, plant gas exchange, plant production and mathematical modelling of plant growth
- Ability to work in a team and experience in international cooperation
- Very good knowledge of English; knowledge of German is an advantage
- Research opportunities in an institute with excellent facilities together with a team of plant physiologists, nutritional scientists, modelers and technicians
- Flexible working hours
- A challenging and exciting job close to Berlin
- Opportunities to collaborate with research institutes in the area on measuring and process-based modelling of plant physiological processes