PhD position open in Marine Ecology and Marine Microbiology in Kiel, Germany
For a joint project within the framework of Bioacid II: Biological Impacts of ocean acidification (phase II) the Helmholtz Centre of Ocean Research GEOMAR and the Christian-Albrechts University seek highly motivated and excellent candidates owning a Master’s or Diplom degree for two PhD positions in Marine Ecology and Marine Microbiology starting 1 September 2012. Deadline for applications 10 August.The PhD projects are part of the Bioacid II benthic consortium which will investigate in joint and
interdisciplinary mesocosm experiments the biogeochemical, genetic, physiological, evolutionary and ecological impacts of multifactorial climate change on benthic communities. More detailed information can be found at www.geomar.de/en/research/fb3/fb3-eoe/fb3-eoe-b/. Candidates are expected to have a good knowledge of written and spoken English.
Position 1. Interaction between intraspecific genetic diversity and environmental stress in early life-stage macroalga (Geomar, Kiel)
The focus will be on the two-way interaction between intraspecific genetic diversity and environmental stresses in early life-stage Fucus vesiculosus. The candidate will expose experimental populations of different genetic diversity levels to single and combined stressors and evaluate stress sensitivity at the population level. The candidate should have a background in marine ecology and/or evolutionary ecology.
Position 2. Biofilm restructuring and refunctioning (CAU, Kiel & Geomar, Kiel)
This project will assess the shifts in microbial community compositions on the macroalgae Fucus vesiculosus in response to various combinations of stressors using molecular tools. The respective consequences for the macroalga associated with its microbiota and microalgae as well as potential
adaptation strategies will be elucidated in close collaboration with the other projects. The candidate should have a broad background in microbiology and microbial ecology; knowledge on molecular tools and bioinformatics are welcomed.
For more information on position 1, contact Dr. Inken Kruse (ikruse(at)geomar.de) and on position 2,
Prof. Dr. Ruth Schmitz-Streit (rschmitz(at)ifam.uni-kiel.de). This is a part-time position (TVöD 13, minimum 50%) and cannot be split. The position is available for 3 years.
The two institutes are equal opportunity employers and encourage female scientists and scientists with disabilities to apply.
Please send your applications including names and contact information of two references for this position not later than 10 August 2012 using the keywords indicated " Bioacid II Benthos to the following addresses:
Position 1: GEOMAR, B. Moll, Personal Drittmittel, Wischhofstraße 1-3, 24148 Kiel, keyword " Bioacid II Genetics "
Position 2: Prof. Dr. Ruth Schmitz-Streit, Institute for General Microbiology, Christian Albrechts University Kiel, Am Botanischen Garten 1-9, 24118 Kiel, keyword " Bioacid II Biofilms "
For general scientific inquiries contact the consortium leader:
Prof. Dr. Martin Wahl
For administrative inquirues contact the project coordinator
Dr. Michael Meyerhoefer