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PhD-Position in Ecological Modelling
Published(924 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 foodwebs
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
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 applications from people with a
disability. 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 family life.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
the reference number 2017/104. Review of the applications will begin on 31st May 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
For further enquiries please contact Prof. F. Peeters 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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