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 a new DFG funded Research Training Group. 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 ap-propriately 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:
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 using 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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