Job advertisement 15 PhD Positions (f/m/d) - Biota-Mediated Effects on Carbon Cycling in Estuaries

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15 PhD Positions (f/m/d) - Biota-Mediated Effects on Carbon Cycling in Estuaries

Position
15 PhD Positions (f/m/d) - Biota-Mediated Effects on Carbon Cycling in Estuaries

Employer
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Universität Hamburg

As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, cooperative contacts to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and internationally.

Homepage: https://www.uni-hamburg.de/en.html


Location
Hamburg, Germany

Sector
Academic

Relevant divisions
Biogeosciences (BG)
Energy, Resources and the Environment (ERE)
Hydrological Sciences (HS)

Type
Contract

Level
Entry level

Salary
Open

Required education
Master

Application deadline
1 August 2020

Posted
1 July 2020

Job description

As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, cooperative contacts to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and internationally.

The Universität Hamburg offers

15 PhD Positions (f/m/d)
The positions are part of the newly established Research Training Group (RTG 2530, BiCEst) “Biota-Mediated Effects on Carbon Cycling in Estuaries”. They are limited to 3 years and are expected to start on 1 January 2021. The salary is based on TV-L E13 and amounts to 65 % of a full position.
The doctoral students will perform their research in an excellent research environment, jointly supervised by an interdisciplinary supervision team and within a structured training program.

Description of the project / the positions
The mission of BiCEst is to fill existing knowledge gaps on biota-mediated effects on estuarine C cycling under current conditions and with respect to global change scenarios. BiCEst will address effects of plants, algae, microbes, animals as well as their interactions on estuarine Carbon cycling both in intertidal marshes and in subtidal channels. Our long-term vision is to develop robust, mechanistic and biologically reasonable model approaches that capture the essential processes of biota-mediated estuarine C cycling and are suitable for implementation in earth system models.

Successful candidates will focus on empirical studies along estuarine gradients that will be complemented with experimental studies in the field, in mesocosms and/or the laboratory and with modelling approaches for integrating ‘biota-mediated effects on C cycling’ into estuarine ecosystem models. The major study area will be the Elbe estuary in North Germany.

Detailed information on the 15 projects and the individual positions can be found on the BiCEst-webpage www.grk2530-bicest.uni-hamburg.de.

Qualification requirements for the PhD positions
Successful candidates should:

  • have a MSc or equivalent university degree in an area of relevance for the RTG 2530
  • be highly motivated and keen to work in an interdisciplinary research environment
  • be fluent in English

Your application
The application package consists of the following documents:

  • motivation letter including the preferred project(s) (maximum 1 page, up to three projects)
  • curriculum vitae
  • certificates of studies (including transcripts)
  • summary of the MA thesis

Selected candidates are expected to give an oral presentation and participate in the interviews during the selection days which will be organized as a video conference.

Are you interested?
Please send your application by August 1, 2020 as one pdf-document to the following e-mail address:
grk-bicest.biologie@uni-hamburg.de.

For further information, please contact Dr. Susanne Stirn (Susanne.stirn@uni-hamburg.de) or the potential supervisor.