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PhD-Position in Ecological Modelling (f/m)
Published(983 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
(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: B1 - Modelling the implications of changes in
abiotic conditions for the plankton dynamics in seasonally stratified lakes.
Based on numerical models the project investigates the response, resilience, and
reversibility of plankton food-webs under trophic and climatic change in freshwater
lakes of different depths. The research involves model development in
MATLAB, numerical experiments with abiotic forcing scenarios, and comparison
with existing field observations.
The successful candidate holds a Master degree in biology/ecology, mathematics,
physics, oceanography, environmental engineering or informatics.
Expertise in the field of numerical modelling, experience with ecological models,
and interest in theoretical ecology 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.
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 Prof. F. Peeters at email@example.com the reference number 2017/049. Review of the applications will begin on
31 March 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
For further enquiries please contact Prof. F. Peeters at
Information on the research group:
https://www.limnologie.uni-konstanz.de/en/peeters/ and the RTG:
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