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PhD position (f/m) Working Group "Physical-biogeochemical coupling of marine systems"
Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW)
PhD position (f/m) Working Group Physical-biogeochemical coupling of marine systems
The Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW) is offering
(subject to funding of the project) the following positions in the project EVAR
(Effects of variability in physical forcing on carbon and oxygen budgets)
starting on the 01/01/2019:
PhD position (part-time) Benthos Ecology
The successful candidate will work in the group "Ecology of benthic organisms" in
collaboration with other team members of the project EVAR. The major task will be to
investigate the upwelling variability and by which mechanisms and up to which level
can abundant macrobenthic species survive fluctuations in oxygen availability and
how does their activity change the benthic fluxes? To clarify this, we will initially
investigate the distribution of macrobenthic organisms along transects with changing
availability of oxygen in the bottom water. In addition, we will assess the abundance
of macrobenthic species in the in situ and ex situ experiments planned to quantify
benthic fluxes and thereby reveal, how the composition and activity of benthic
macro-organisms affect the fluxes between sediment and water column. In the frame
of this project two expeditions with the research vessel Meteor of several weeks are
Contact: Dr. Michael L. Zettler (Biological Oceanography)
PhD position (part-time) Biogeochemistry
The PhD candidate will work both in the groups "Microbial Ecology" and "Trace gas
chemistry", and collaborate with other team members of the project EVAR. The major task
will be to investigate regulating mechanisms of trace gas production (N2O, CH4) in the
Benguela upwelling system (Namibia) and to identify responsible microorganisms. In the
frame of this project two expeditions with the research vessel Meteor of several weeks
and accompanying laboratory studies with microbial communities at IOW are planned.
The successful applicant will work closely together with two PostDocs addressing
microbial community analysis and trace gas transport and flux.
Contact: Prof. Dr. Klaus Jürgens (Biological Oceanography) und Prof. Dr. Gregor Rehder
The IOW is an independent institute of the Leibniz Association, engaged in
system analysis of coastal and marginal seas, with special focus on the Baltic
Sea. The scientists of the four departments (Physical Oceanography, Marine
Chemistry, Biological Oceanography and Marine Geology) cooperate within
the framework of a joint research program.
Applicants are asked to send their complete applications (CV, copies of
certificates, list of publications if applicable, description of relevant activities
and experiences, references) until 10/31/2018 to:
Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde
Dept. Human Resources
Applications of disabled persons with same professional and personal
qualification will be treated preferentially. Please indicate a handicap in the
cover letter and enclose the relevant certificate.
The IOW promotes equal opportunities and has been awarded the Total
Equality Certificate in 2013 and 2016. An overview of our actions on gender
equality and for improving the work-family balance can be viewed at https://www.io-warnemuende.de/equal-opportunity.html.
Applications of female candidates are expressly encouraged and will be
treated preferably in case of equal qualifications and suitability.
The Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research offers a varied work in the
immediate vicinity of the Baltic Sea. Interdisciplinary research topics on the
Baltic Sea ecosystem, broad in-house expertise in physical, chemical and
biological oceanography, and marine geology, state-of-the-art-laboratory
equipment and infrastructure together with modern facilities provide an
excellent framework for best research conditions.
Application and travel costs cannot be reimbursed.