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Jobs and PhDs


Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Postdoc position (m/f): Non-target screening of organic pollutants in the multimedia environment
For the new ERC-project CHEMO-RISK (Chemometers as novel tools for an integrative risk assessment framework of mixtures of pollutants), we offer a postdoc position focusing on the development of new non-target screening procedures for organic pollutants in diverse media.

Non-target screening of mixtures of environmental pollutants in sediment, water, aquatic biota, marine mammals and humans
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Researcher (m/f) in the Dept. Computational Hydrosystems
In order to expand our team working on the parameterization of land surface models, the department Computational Hydrosystems is looking for a researcher (m / f).
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig PhD Position (m/f)
We are looking for you to start as soon as possible as doctoral student in the field of ecological risk assessment of pesticides with a focus on meta-analysis and modeling.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig PhD position (m/f)
The PhD project aims to contribute to the development of analytical techniques for characterization of nanomaterials in complex matrices such as biological test media using the outstanding infrastructure offered by the UFZ in Leipzig. The project is embedded in an EU project with 28 partners and the successful candidate will work within an international project and interdisciplinary environment.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig PhD position (m/f)
An increasing number of nanomaterials are entering the market in every day products ranging from health care and leisure to electronics, cosmetics, energy, agriculture, food and transportion. New properties and forms of these materials make it challenging to provide a suitable legislative framework to ensure safe development of nano-enabled products. The reliable and reproducible characterization of NMs is certainly the most relevant objective. The PhD project aims to develop analytical techniques to characterize nanomaterials in complex matrices such as biological test media. Methods for the analysis of particle distribution in different matrices and for the particle surface characterization will be developed making use of the outstanding infrastructure offered by the UFZ. The project is embedded in a EU project with 25 partners. The candidate will be in close contact with international project partners working in related disciplines.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig PhD position (m/f): Human exposure to mixtures of organic pollutants
For the new ERC-project CHEMO-RISK (Chemometers as novel tools for an integrative risk assessment framework of mixtures of pollutants), we offer a PhD position focusing on the development of a new non-invasive procedure to study human exposure to organic pollutants.

Non-invasive determination of the human exposure to mixtures of organic environmental pollutants
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig PhD position (m/f): Partitioning of organic pollutants in seals
For the new ERC-project CHEMO-RISK (Chemometers as novel tools for an integrative risk assessment framework of mixtures of pollutants), we offer a PhD position focusing on the development of a new procedure to study internal exposure and effects of organic pollutants in seals.

Internal exposure, chemical activity and effects of organic pollutants in diverse tissues and blood of marine mammals
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig PhD position (m/f): Bioaccumulation of organic pollutants in lakes
For the new ERC-project CHEMO-RISK (Chemometers as novel tools for an integrative risk assessment framework of mixtures of pollutants), we offer a PhD position focusing on the development of a new procedure to study bioaccumulation of organic pollutants in the aquatic environment.

Thermodynamics of the bioaccumulation of mixtures of organic pollutants in the aquatic environment
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Bachelor or Master Thesis
Structure and Activity of microbial communities in biogas reactors using molecular biological methods
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Master Thesis (m/f)
Quantification of biomass concentrations in biogas reactors using molecular methods
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Internship / Bachelor Thesis (m/f)
Organophosphorus pesticides (OPs) are a diverse family of pesticides and particularly aracicides used since the 1940s. In contrast to organochlorine pesticides, OPs have a shorter persistent time which favors their worldwide application. However, OPs and their derivate are highly toxic. They inhibit the Acetylcholinesterase (AChE), an enzyme which is essential for neurotransmission in insects, animals and humans. The inhibition process is irreversible and it results in impairments in attention, memory, and other domains of cognition. The high toxicity and persistence of OPs in the environment is of great concern, as they have repeatedly been detected in soils, sediments waterbodies as well as food and drinking water. Thus tools are needed to understand their sources, reactive transport pathways and sinks in the environment. Stable isotope analysis has been proved as a valuable method for the detection of origin of chemicals, as the isotopic profile reflects the isotopic composition of raw materials, synthetic pathways and purification processes.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Master Thesis (m/f)
Bridging the identity and metabolic activity of single cells using SIMS imaging and DNA sequencing