Job announcement (ZET Change)
The Department Biological Oceanography of the Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW) is offering the position of a part-time (3 years, at 30 hrs/week) as PhD graduate Student starting on January 1st 2014 subject to the allocation of funds. Remuneration is paid in accordance with the TV-L salary scale at level EG 13 monthly gross salary.
The IOW is an independent institute of the Leibniz Association, which focuses on coastal marginal seas, notably the Baltic Sea is investigated. The scientists inside of the four sections (Physical Oceanography, Marine Chemistry, Biological Oceanography and Marine Geology) work interdisciplinary within the framework of a joint research program.
The DFG funded Project ZET Change (Zooplankton Energy Turnover in a Changing environment) studies the impact of food quality on the energy metabolism of zooplankton. The focus of this work will be put on the zooplankton exometabolome along a food quality gradient using modern experimental strategies (bioassays with phyto- and zooplankton) and techniques (GC-C-IRMS of amino acids and fatty acids, FT-ICR-MS of dissolved organic matter). Coastal oceans are increasingly affected by cyanobacteria blooms that outcompete other, more nutritious phytoplankton. The trophic feedback processes in the planktonic community will be analyzed and quantified. The candidate is supposed to work on a research vessel, in an international team and achieve a PhD within 3 years. Furthermore, she/he should be willing to spend time abroad.
Applicants must have an academic university degree (Master or equivalent) in natural sciences, marine biology, environmental sciences, chemical oceanography, or related fields. Experience in analytical chemistry, experimental ecology, multivariate statistics, scientific writing and presentation are adventurous but are not mandatory.
Applicants are asked to send their complete applications (CV, copies of certificates, references) with quoting the
code: ZET Change
until 15. Nov. 2013 to:
Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde
Dept. Human Resources
Applications of disabled persons with same professional and personal qualification will be treated preferentially. Please indicate a handicap in the cover letter and enclose the relevant certificate.
Applications of female candidates are expressly encouraged.
The IOW promotes equal opportunities and has been awarded the Total Equality Certificate. Our family office, equipped with computer workstation and toys, offers parents the opportunity to take children to the IOW for shorter periods.
The Leibniz Institute für Baltic Sea Research offers a varied work in the immediate vicinity of the Baltic Sea. Interdisciplinary research topics around the Baltic Sea ecosystem, broad in - house expertise in physical, chemical and biological oceanography, marine geology, test equipment and very good infrastructure and facilities provide a framework for best research conditions.
Unfortunately, application and travel costs cannot be reimbursed.
For further information please contact:
Dr. Natalie Loick-Wilde
or under www.io-warnemuende.de