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Jobs and PhDs


Closing date for applications:  • Location: Halle Soil Scientist (m/f)
This position is part of oft he coordinating project „BonaRes - Centre for Soil Research“ (see www.bonares.de) with a focus on the development of integrative model tools to evaluate land use options and agricultural soil management in terms of their sustainability. Provided the final approval of the project, the position should be filled as soon as possible and is limited until June 2021 with prospects of an additional period of 3 years.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Postdoc (m/f) Pollination Networks Ecology
This position investigates plant-pollinator networks and conducts pollen supplementation experiments across spatial gradients. The aim is to use standardized methods in order to quantify plant pollinator interactions and pollination functions.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Magdeburg Senior Scientist (m/f)
The successful candidate is expected to build–up and lead a hydro-ecological synthesis group within the Thematic Area “Water Resources and Environment”. The candidate will develop an own research profile embedded in the program oriented research at UFZ and contribute in building a synthesis centre together with the Thematic Areas on Smart Models and Monitoring, Chemicals in the Environment, Ecosystems of the Future, Environmental Engineering and Environment and Society
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig PhD position (f/m)
MARZIPAN: A DFG-funded research project is searching for a PhD candidate for the development and application of a coupled vegetation-groundwater model

The use and application of simulation models comes with an everlasting endeavour on the search for best-fit values while balancing optimal model complexity, non-uniqueness and over-parameterization. Even in the age of Big-Data, parameterization of subsurface and groundwater domains is limited by too few data, and will always be due to the restricted monitoring capabilities.

​​A DFG-funded research project will address this issue by combining allometric properties of above-ground vegetation, and it demands for water take up, with the inherent information of subsurface flow and transport processes through the coupling of vegetation growth and groundwater flow models. For this, we have chosen a tropical coastal forest system as a unifying example. We are looking for a PhD-candidate with an interdisciplinary education and interest in the subjects of hydro-, geo-, forest- or computer sciences (or combination of these).
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Magdeburg PhD position (m/f)
Within the BMBF-project “MikroPlaTaS” (Microplastics in dams and impoundments: sedimentation, distribution, ecological effects) we seek a highly motivated candidate for a doctoral thesis abour factors governing sedimentation of microplastic particles
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig PhD position (m/f)
Subject: Assessing the combined effects of multiple stressors (agricultural run-off and climate change) on aquatic plant communities
The PhD-project is embedded in the joint German – French DFG-ANR-project ‘CLIMSHIFT’: Regime shifts in freshwater ecosystems exposed to multiple stressors by increasing temperature, fertilizers and pesticides.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig PhD position (m/f)
The project is embedded in the Helmholtz Information & Data Science Incubator pilot project Sparse2Big: imputation and fusion for massive sparse data, which develops novel computational approaches for the efficient analysis of single cell (sc) genomics data.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig PhD position (m/f)
We offer a PhD position in the field of chemistry/environmental engineering.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig PhD position (m/f)


Theme: Bioinformatic method development for linking exposure and omics data
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig PhD position (m/f)


Theme: Untargeted molecular effect analyses in fish embryos by omics-based approaches for chemical monitoring
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig PhD position (m/f)


Theme: Passive Sampling as a biomimetic proxy of the internal exposure of fish
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig PhD position (m/f)


Theme: Relation of internal and external exposure signatures in fish
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig PhD position (m/f)


Theme: Systematic technical development of reactors for new (bio)electrochemical research areas
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig PhD position (m/f)


Theme: Electrochemical control of cellular metabolism
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig PhD position (m/f)


Theme: Unrevealing structure-function relationships of biofilm electrode
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig PhD position (m/f)


Theme: Electro-enhanced sorption and degradation processes for micropollutant removal from water
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Magdeburg PhD position (m/f)


Theme: Disentangling the effects of light, nutrients, fine sediment on compartmental and whole-stream nutrient uptake in flume experiments
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Magdeburg PhD position (m/f)


Theme: Biological control of compartmental and whole-stream nutrient uptake
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig PhD position (m/f)

Theme: Quantification of whole-stream and compartmental nutrient uptake
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig PhD position (m/f)

Theme: Data-driven analysis of nutrient in-stream processing and modelling beyond the river reach scale
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Thesis / student internship Ecotoxicology / Ecology
Ecological consequences of pesticide resistance in non-target organisms in agricultural streams (reduced genetic diversity, fitness).
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Master thesis
The Department of Analytical Chemistry is looking for a master student.