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Jobs and PhDs


Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Graduate school coordinator (m/f)
We seek an open minded, creative and highly motivated team-player with enthusiasm to create and improve the qualification program for young researchers’ development
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Halle Post-Doc (m/f) in „Hydrological conceptualization in data scarce regions“
The uncertainty of hydro(geo)logical predictions strongly depends on observation data to derive process understanding, to set up a model structure and to calibrate and validate model parameters. However, what to do in data scarce regions? Particular in semi-arid and arid regions available observation data is too limited to use traditional model structures or calibration and validation methods. Innovative new approaches have to be developed, e.g. by using soft data or the combination of different data types, new process conceptualizations and modelling avenues or the development of new calibration/validation strategies. We are looking for a motivated young researcher who is interested in building-up and leading a research group in this topic.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Scientific assistant
The Department Ecosystem Services offers an open position from 1 October 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter, for 8 months for a scientific assistant (m/f). The assistant is contributing to our research on ecosystem services in the form of reviews, surveys, data analysis and organizing events. A Masters degree in related fields is desirable and experience with biodiversity and/or ecosystem services research is necessary.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Scientist – Near-natural (waste)water treatment technologies (m/f)
The UFZ has obtained a prominent position within the field of near-natural water treatment technologies such as constructed wetlands. In light of the upcoming restructuring of municipal wastewater treatment processes and water cycles, ample career opportunities exist for a young ambitious biotechnologist/environmental engineer. You should be interested in developing your ideas and expertise in the field of technical use of microbial processes in order to take over a respective working group and to gain qualification for academic tenure track positions.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig PhD student (m/f)
As part of a third party funded project we are seeking a PhD student to analyze the heat sector in Germany as part of the energy system by the means of modeling (GAMS, Matlab).
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: Halle Bachelor-/Master Thesis (m/f)
Bachelor-/Master Thesis: Influence of pH and nutrient availability on soil microbial biomass and activity in agro-ecosystems
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Master Thesis (m/f)
We are looking for a motivated student for a master thesis in an interesting area of environmental biotechnology related to bioenergy research.
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