The University of Konstanz has been successful in the German Excellence
Initiative since 2007.
Within the DCACCH collaboration, the University of Konstanz, Germany, and the
WasserCluster Lunz, Austria, obtained funding for a joint research project on
cross-ecosystem effects and aquatic-terrestrial coupling. For this project, the
University of Konstanz invites applications for a:
Doctoral position in Aquatic Ecology
(Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 65 %)
Cross-ecosystem fluxes of organic matter can crucially influence the productivity of
adjacent habitats. The objective of this project is to evaluate the transfer of essential
and potentially limiting biochemical nutrients, i.e. polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA),
from freshwater to terrestrial ecosystems via emerging insects and to assess the
significance of freshwater-derived PUFA for terrestrial consumers.
Your profile: The successful candidate holds a MSc (or equivalent) degree in ecology
or environmental sciences. Applicants should have a solid background and deep
interest in ecological research. Expertise in lipid analysis via gas chromatographymass
spectrometry (GCCMS) and insect taxonomy is an asset. As this project involves
field- and laboratory work and intense collaboration with project partners, applicants
should be keen to work in a team as well as embrace fieldwork. Applicants should have
good working and communication skills. English language proficiency (spoken and
written) is required; knowledge of the German language is not mandatory but will be
helpful especially during fieldwork.
We offer: The appointment is for 36 months and will start as soon as possible.
The candidate will have access to state of the art facilities and instrumentation, and
will work within an interdisciplinary team of researchers. The place of work will be the
Limnological Institute of the University of Konstanz, a friendly and international working
environment offering attractive surroundings and high quality of living.
The University of Konstanz encourages disabled persons to apply. They will be given
preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 7531/88C4016).
The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer that tries to increase the
number of women in research and teaching.
The University of Konstanz is committed to further the compatibility of work and family
Applications should include a letter of motivation, a complete CV with certificates and
names and contact details of two potential referees. All application documents should
be assembled in a single PDF file and sent to PD Dr. Dominik Martin-Creuzburg
(Dominik.Martin-Creuzburg@uni-konstanz.de) using the reference number
2018 /111. Application deadline: 30 June 2018 or until position is filled.