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Jobs and PhDs


Closing date for applications:  • Location: Halle PhD position (m/f): Metagenomic analysis of soil microbial diversity in European forests from different biomes and tree diversity levels
PhD position (m/f) in Metagenomic analysis of soil microbial diversity in European forests from different biomes and tree diversity levels in the Department of Soil Ecology at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) within the SoilForEUROPE project. SoilForEUROPE is a joined project in the frame of the ERA-Net “BiodivERsA” Project, which is co-granted by the EU Commission and national Agencies from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig PhD position (m/f)
Screening for natural toxin fingerprints in waters from different regions all over Europe
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig PhD position (m/f)
Effect-directed identification of water-extractable toxins in alien species that expand their distribution with climate change
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig PhD position (m/f): Exposure of mountain ecosystems to organic micropollutants and possible impacts on food-webs
As a result of “global distillation”, which is the long range atmospheric transport and subsequent deposition in colder environments, remote arctic environments are highly contaminated with POPs posing a severe risk for ecosystems and human health. There is increasing evidence that this process is also relevant for mountain regions in Europe including the Pyrenees with high atmospheric deposition of polybromodiphenyl ethers, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), legacy organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) but also conventional pesticides including organophosphates, triazines, urea herbicides, anilines and anilides. Depending on their physicochemical properties, POPs are deposited associated to particles or accumulate in particulate organic matter (POM) after deposition in the lakes.
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
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Master Thesis (m/f)
The aim of the present project is to conduct detailed research on the downstream metabolites of the enrichment culture grown with propane or butane. If you are interested in this topic, the following position could be interesting:
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Master Thesis - Characterizing (cyano) bacterial heterogeneity and basic physiological parameters
Sustainable and ecological processes for the production of food, chemicals, and fuels are of outstanding interest in times of increasing population, limitation of fossil resources and climate change. Biological engineering can contribute to address those issues. Plants and microorganisms can be designed to produce a variety of interesting compounds for the synthesis of fine chemicals and biofuels from biological and renewable resources.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Master Thesis (m/f)
Master Thesis - Bending the boundaries: towards single cell mass spectrometry