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Leib­niz-Insti­tut für Agrar­tech­nik und Bio­öko­no­mie e.V. (ATB)

Das Leib­niz-Insti­tut für Agrar­tech­nik und Bio­öko­no­mie e. V. (ATB) ist Pio­nier und Trei­ber der Bio­öko­no­mie­for­schung. Wir schaf­fen wis­sen­schaft­li­che Grund­la­gen für die Trans­for­ma­tion von Agrar-, Lebens­mit­tel-, Indus­trie- und Ener­gie­sys­te­men in eine umfas­sende bio­ba­sierte Kreis­lauf­wirt­schaft.
Wir ent­wi­ckeln und inte­grie­ren Tech­nik, Ver­fah­ren und Manage­ment­stra­te­gien im Sinne kon­ver­gie­ren­der Tech­no­lo­gien, um hoch­di­verse bio­öko­no­mi­sche Pro­duk­ti­ons­sys­teme intel­li­gent zu ver­net­zen und wis­sens­ba­siert, adap­tiv und weit­ge­hend auto­ma­ti­siert zu steu­ern.
Wir for­schen im Dia­log mit der Gesell­schaft – erkennt­nis­mo­ti­viert und anwen­dungs­in­spi­riert.

Doc­toral Researcher (m/f/d)

The role of humic acids on micro­bi­ome assembly and plant health under con­di­tions of cli­mate change

Working field:

For the pro­ject “Rette einen Baum in Sans­souci (Save a tree in Sans­souci)”, fun­ded by the MWFK, we are look­ing for a
Doc­toral Researcher (m/f/d):
The role of humic acids on micro­bi­ome assembly and plant health under con­di­tions of cli­mate change

Trees are one of the most import­ant car­bon sequester; however, they are threatened by cli­mate change. The aim of this pro­ject is to find innov­at­ive solu­tions to mit­ig­ate the neg­at­ive effects caused by cli­mate change. The object­ives are i) to dis­en­tangle the impact of (nat­ural and arti­fi­cial) humic acid amend­ment on plants and soil micro­bi­o­mes as well as on plant health, and ii) to design micro­bi­ome-based pro­bi­ot­ics that sup­port and restore tree health. The exper­i­mental design will com­prise micro­cosm and warm­ing exper­i­ments as well as field stud­ies in nurs­er­ies and park Sans­souci with oaks as model trees in Pots­dam, Ger­many.

Within the scope of the sub­pro­ject “The role of humic acids on micro­bi­ome assembly and plant health under con­di­tions of cli­mate change”, headed by Prof. Dr. Gab­ri­ele Berg, Leib­niz Insti­tute for Agri­cul­tural Engin­eer­ing and Bioeconomy, and Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Markus Ant­onietti, Max Planck Insti­tute of Col­loids and Inter­faces, we are look­ing for a researcher (m/f/d) with an interest in inter­dis­cip­lin­ary work, break­through tech­no­lo­gies, micro­bi­ome meth­ods and in doing a PhD!

Your respons­ib­il­it­ies
  • Con­duct­ing pro­ject exper­i­ments in vitro and in situ
  • Micro­bi­o­lo­gical assays includ­ing cul­tiv­a­tion of microor­gan­isms and per­form­ing plant growth pro­mot­ing exper­i­ments
  • Micro­bi­ome ana­lyses of plant and soil samples and bioin­form­atic assess­ment of data
  • Pre­par­a­tion of sci­entific pub­lic­a­tions and present­a­tions (Ger­man and Eng­lish)
  • Sup­port of organ­iz­a­tional tasks (com­mu­nic­a­tion with pro­ject part­ners, plan­ning pro­ject meet­ings and other events)
  • Inter­dis­cip­lin­ary col­lab­or­a­tion inside and out­side the ATB
  • Par­ti­cip­a­tion in the net­work of the research alli­ance (meet­ings, video blog, image film, pod­cast)


  • Suc­cess­fully com­pleted uni­versity degree (dip­loma / mas­ter / state exam­in­a­tion) in the field of bio­logy, bio­tech­no­logy, agri­cul­tural sci­ences or sim­ilar areas
  • Exper­i­ence in molecu­lar work: DNA sequen­cing and bioin­form­at­ics data ana­lysis
  • Micro­bi­o­lo­gical labor­at­ory exper­i­ence
  • Know­ledge of MS Office pro­grams and stat­istic soft­ware
  • Very good Eng­lish know­ledge, both writ­ten and spoken
  • Inde­pend­ent work­ing style, per­sonal com­mit­ment, reli­ab­il­ity, abil­ity to work in a team and will­ing­ness to cooper­ate

What we offer:

  • Excel­lent infra­struc­ture for your sci­entific work,
  • Col­lab­or­a­tion in an inter­dis­cip­lin­ary pro­ject and attract­ive work­ing envir­on­ment,
  • Pos­sib­il­ity to do a doc­tor­ate
  • Excit­ing research in highly top­ical sub­ject areas,
  • Fam­ily-friendly work­ing con­di­tions that pro­mote the com­pat­ib­il­ity of work and fam­ily.

The part-time pos­i­tion (65%) is to be occu­pied within the frame of the pro­ject dur­a­tion for a lim­ited period until 31.12.2022. It is planned to apply for fund­ing for the con­tinu­ation of the doc­tor­ate.
The salary is based on your qual­i­fic­a­tion and pro­fes­sional exper­i­ence accord­ing to TV-L up to salary group 13. The pos­i­tion will be occu­pied under the con­di­tion of a pro­ject grant from the fund­ing insti­tu­tion.

How to apply:

For fur­ther inform­a­tion please con­tact Prof. Dr. Gab­ri­ele Berg (Tel: 0331/5699-108; E-Mail: and visit our web­site

If you would like to con­trib­ute your pro­fes­sional com­pet­ence to our inter­dis­cip­lin­ary research, please apply by the fol­low­ing dead­line 23.01.2022 using ATB’s online applic­a­tion form for the job advert­ise­ment, code 2021-1-3, at Applic­a­tions received after the applic­a­tion dead­line can­not be con­sidered.

Equal­ity of oppor­tun­ity is part of our per­son­nel policy. Dis­abled applic­ants with adequate qual­i­fic­a­tion will be pref­er­en­tially con­sidered.

By sub­mit­ting an applic­a­tion, you agree that your job applic­a­tion doc­u­ments will be stored for a period of six months, even in the case of an unsuc­cess­ful applic­a­tion. Fur­ther inform­a­tion on the pro­cessing, stor­age and pro­tec­tion of your per­sonal data can be found at