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Jobs and PhDs


Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Postdoctoral Scientist (m/f)
The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH - UFZ Leipzig, Department of Isotope Biogeochemistry led by PD Dr. Hans Richnow, invites applications for a scientist position (m/f) within the DFG-funded priority program (PP) “Rhizosphere Spatiotemporal Organization – a key to Rhizosphere functions”.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Magdeburg Researcher (m/f) in Lake & Reservoir Modelling
The Department of Lake Research is offering a research position in lake modelling to be filled at the nearest possible date. The main focus of this position is on model-based analyses of ecosystem dynamics, aquatic biogeochemistry and water quality.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Postdoc (m/f) in the field of Smart Monitoring
Following a multi-disciplinary and earth compartment-connecting approach, the research project Digital Earth integrates and harvests the competences of all eight Helmholtz Centres in the research field Earth and Environment. Through a data science approach, which, in addition to the development of SMART monitoring designs, drives the establishment of a data exploration framework, we seek a data-driven gain in knowledge for a holistic view of the Earth system. Redundancies in the development of methods, services and workflows shall be avoided and know-how widely distributed and sustained. Natural scientists and data scientists work closely together to gain new insights from the ever-growing amount and variety of research data using novel concepts and methods. Together they are looking for solutions, in particular with regard to the processing of fast-growing, multi-parameter data sets through the use of existing data science methods, the adaptation of new algorithms and the development of digital workflows. More information about Digital Earth can be found at https://digitalearth.geomar.de/.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Senior Scientist (m/f): Synthesis position
The research unit ‚Chemicals in the Environment‘ is offering a synthesis position at the nearest possible date.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig PhD position (f/m)
The protection of receiving systems (i.e. surface and groundwater bodies) against potential impacts by various influencing components has become increasingly challenging due to emerging contaminants such as xenobiotics. The effects of these substances on the environment and human life are still not quantifiable and are therefore of focus in current scientific research. A strong potential for safety hazards is provided by sewer leakage (i.e. exfiltration). Due to the high span width of sewer age and the associated various sewer failure types, the spatiotemporally highly variable exfiltration of contaminants of various species may provide long-term impact on our ecosystems. For adequate ecotoxicological risk assessment, contaminant concentrations in time and space need to be obtained by adapted field methods and sound statistical analyses. Therefore, the overall objective of this project is to quantify the prediction capability with which a given groundwater monitoring system can locate sewer pipe segments as sources of sub-surface contamination utilising Monte-Carlo modelling approaches. This will avail to deduct optimised groundwater monitoring concepts from a given sewer network layout with a desired accuracy and defined acceptable uncertainty by means of multi-objective optimisation.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Halle PhD Position (m/f)
You hold an M.Sc. title in Geoinformatics, Geoecology, Soil Science or a related discipline? And you are interested to become a doctoral researcher in a fascinating new research field? Then this position could be of interest to you.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Master thesis on anaerobic ammonium oxidation (1)
The Geobiochemistry group of the Department Isotope Biogeochemistry offers a Master thesis on anaerobic ammonium oxidation thesis project from 01.09.2018 but no later than 01.11.2018.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Master thesis on anaerobic ammonium oxidation (2)
The Geobiochemistry group of the Department Isotope Biogeochemistry offers a Master thesis on anaerobic ammonium oxidation thesis project from 01.09.2018 but no later than 01.11.2018.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Master thesis/Internship
We are looking for a motivated student interested to work on a topic combining water treatment, electrolysis and catalysis.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Halle Master thesis (m/f)
A reliable assessment of the flooding hazard of river basins is crucial for many
disciplines ranging from water resources management to urban planning and
the insurance industry. However, the stochastic character of streamflows
makes this a difficult task, particularly when long series of observed discharge
data are not available. New methods promise to increase the reliability of the
estimates of flood magnitude and frequency, especially in conditions of data
scarcity, by exploiting a new conceptualization of hydrological processes.
This thesis work aims at identifying key climatic and landscape controls
on flooding potential of river basins, in order to develop a tool to assess
if available data series are long enough to provide reliable estimates of the
underlying hazard.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Master Thesis offer
The Department of Cell Toxicology is offering the following vacancy.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Master Thesis offer
Brominated flame retardants can be converted in the light to a number of potentially more toxic transformation products. In a collaboration with the Swiss federal Institute of Technology ETH Zürich we synthesised some of these products.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Master thesis offer
The Department of Cell Toxicology is offering the following vacancy.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Master thesis offer
The Department of Cell Toxicology is offering the following vacancy.