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Research assistant (m/f/d), EG 13 TV-H - in the Department of Grassland Science and Renewable Resources

Department of Ecological Agricultural Sciences - Prof. Dr. Wachendorf - subject to approval - temporary, part-time (currently 26 hours per week)

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Part-time with 65.00 percent of the regular working hours of a full-time employee.

The position is initially limited for 3 years to work on the INTERREG project Three C: "Creating and Sustaining Charcoal Value Chains to Promote a Circular Carbon Economy in NWE Europe" in accordance with § 2 para. 2 WissZeitVG. The research project will develop and investigate sustainable utilization strategies for residual biomass in Northwest Europe. The position is based in Witzenhausen. The possibility of a doctorate is given.



  • Chemical-physical characterization of plant and activated carbons as additives in fermentation processes
  • Conducting batch experiments on the effects of using biochar and activated carbon as additives in fermentation processes
  • Investigation of effects on biology and process dynamics in biogas plants as well as the nutrient effect of different fermentation residues based on greenhouse trials with agricultural crops
  • Independent cooperation with project partners in different European regions
  • Independent data evaluation and interpretation
  • Preparation of scientific publications in international journals
  • Presentation of results at scientific conferences
  • Integration of project content into existing and planned courses



  • Above-average academic degree (MSc or Diplom II) in agricultural sciences, environmental engineering or related fields
  • Proven ability to carry out independent scientific work, in particular in the implementation and evaluation of laboratory tests and greenhouse experiments with crops
  • Experience in dealing with extensive data sets - good knowledge of statistical methods of data evaluation
  • Open-mindedness and creativity with regard to cooperation in the overall project - Ability to work in a team
  • Very good command of written and spoken English


Advantageous are:

  • Previous experience in working on interdisciplinary research projects
  • Thorough and independent working methods
  • A high degree of organizational skills
  • Experience in data preparation for scientific publications


If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Wachendorf, phone: 0561-804-1334, e-mail: mwach[at]uni-kassel[dot]de.


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In the interests of equal opportunities, the University of Kassel strives to offer women and men the same development opportunities and to counteract existing disadvantages. The aim is to significantly increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Qualified women are therefore expressly encouraged to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equal aptitude and qualifications will be given preference. Full-time positions are generally divisible. Please only send us copies of your application documents (no folders), as these cannot be returned after the selection process has been completed; they will be destroyed in accordance with data protection regulations. Applications with informative documents should be sent to the President of the University of Kassel, 34109 Kassel or bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel[dot]de, stating the reference number in the subject line, also in electronic form.