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PhD-Position Ecological Modelling in Lakes
Published(960 days ago)
Deadline for applications(947 days ago)
University of KonstanzKonstanz
The University of Konstanz, with its "Institutional Strategy to promote
Top-Level Research", has been receiving continuous funding
since 2007 within the framework of the Excellence Initiative by the
German Federal and State Governments.
The Limnological Institute at the University of Konstanz is one of the leading institutes
in lake research in Europe that offers excellent research facilities and an
open collaborative atmosphere. We invite applications for a
PhD-Position in Ecological Modelling in Lakes
(Salary Scale 13 TV-L / 75%)
as part of the Research Training Group (RTG). The successful candidate will play a
central role in the project: A4 - Spatiotemporal changes in phytoplankton and
macrophyte distribution and community structure along trophic gradients.
The project utilizes numerical modelling in combination with existing long-term
data sets and paleo-limnologic data to investigate consequences of nutrient
gradients and trophic change for the spatial distribution and abundance of phytoplankton
in Lower Lake Constance.
The successful candidate holds a Master degree in lake physics, oceanography,
environmental engineering, bioinformatics or mathematics. Expertise in the field
of numerical modelling of lake ecosystems, experience with hydrodynamic or
ecological models, and experience in the analysis of large data sets (time series
analysis), e.g. with Matlab or R are assets. Further requirements include the
capability of conducting independent research, scientific writing, and good
communication skills in English. Proficiency in German is not required but
The appointment is for 36 months. The position will start as soon as possible.
The candidate will work within an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the
Limnological Institute in Konstanz.
The University of Konstanz encourages disabled persons to apply. They will be given
preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 7531/88-4016).
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
The University of Konstanz offers a „Dual Career Couples Program“. Information
can be obtained from: http://www.uni-konstanz.de/dcc.
Applications should include a letter of motivation, a complete CV including a list of
publications and the names and contact information of two referees (incl. one
letter of recommendation). All application documents should be assembled in a
single PDF file and sent to Dr. H. Hofmann at firstname.lastname@example.org the reference number 2017/043. Review of the applications will begin on
20 March 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
For further enquiries please contact Dr. H. Hofmann at email@example.com.
Information on the research group: https://www.limnologie.uni-konstanz.de/en/peeters/ and the RTG: https://www.rtg-resilience.uni-konstanz.de/.
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