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  • Earth and Environmental Systems



At the University of Potsdam's Institute for Geosciences an academic staff member position as project coordinator will be filled from 01.01.2020 under the position number 279/2019. The position is a 20 hour/week (50 %) position, limited until 31.08.2022. 

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Academic Staff Member

At the University of Potsdam's Institute for Geosciences a position as an academic staff member will be filled from 01.01.2020 under the position’s number 280/2019. The position is a 26 hours/week (65 %) position, limited until 31.08.2022

full description (in German only)

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