PhD position for an ecological modeller (f/m)code digit 90/2011 ~

25 de julio de 2011

PhD position for an ecological modeller (f/m)code digit 90/2011

(Gracias, Ainara!)
The Department of Ecological Modelling (OESA) is inviting applications for a
PhD position for an ecological modeller (f/m)code digit 90/2011 to commence at the earliest possible date. Main task of the position will be the development of models for analysing aquatic food webs, their functioning and ecosystem services (esp. control of eutrophication) in running water systems. Special focus will be on their response to climate change, the influence of the food web structure, and in options to stabilize and to enhance the food web performance through appropriate management interventions. Central idea is the combination of the intended models with mesocosm
experiments based on ecological theory. The project will be in close cooperation with the UFZ-Department of River Ecology (FLOEK; Head Prof. Markus Weitere) located at the UFZ-Campus in Magdeburg. Requirements:
• University degree (Diploma, MSc, or equivalent) in applied systems sciences, biology, physics, mathematics, or a related discipline;
• Experience with ecological modelling (ideally population-, community- or food web- dynamic modelling); interest in running water systems and their functions;
• Experience with a modern programming language (e.g. Delphi, C++, Java) is ultimately required; experience with experiments is welcome;
• Good skills in English (speaking and writing);
• Interest to work in interdisciplinary cooperation.
The candidate will be recruited for three years under employment contract with the UFZ, will join the Department OESA - one of the largest groups worldwide dedicated to ecological modelling, and will participate in the UFZ-Graduate School HIGRADE ( Salary will be according to the appropriate civil service level 13 (50 %) TVöD. Working place is Leipzig. The UFZ is an equal opportunity employer. Women are explicitly encouraged to apply for increase their share in science and research. Physically handicapped persons will be favoured if they are equally qualified.
For more detailed information, please, contact:
Prof. Dr. Karin Frank, Phone: ++49/ 341/235-1279, Email:
Dr. Karin Johst, Phone: ++49/ 341/235-1709, Email:
Applications will be taken until the position is filled. Please send your complete application documents until 18.08.2011 under the code digit 90/2011 to the Personnel Department of the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, P.O. Box 500136, D-04301 Leipzig, Germany or by E-Mail to

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