The successful candidate will work in the group "Microbial Ecology" in collaboration with other team members of the project EVAR (Effects of variability in physical forcing on carbon and oxygen budgets). The major task will be to investigate microbial communities which are involved in biogeochemical transformations within oxygen-minimum zones in the Benguela upwelling (Namibia). This will involve molecular techniques, including metagenomics and metatranscriptomics analyses. In the frame of this project two expeditions with the research vessel Meteor of several weeks, shipboard and subsequent experimental incubation experiments at IOW are planned.
• PhD degree in marine biology, microbiology, biogeochemistry
or related field
• Experience in the analysis of microbial communities and experimental
• Knowledge in analyzing „MetaOmics“ and „Next Generation Sequencing“
data and statistics
• Good track-record in scientific publications
Applicants are asked to send their complete applications (CV, copies of certificates, references) quoting the
Code: Bio 5/2018
Until 10/31/2018 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde
Dept. Human Resources
Applications of disabled persons with same professional and personal qualification will be treated preferentially. Please indicate a handicap in the cover letter and enclose the relevant certificate.
The IOW promotes equal opportunities and has been awarded the Total Equality Certificate in 2013 and 2016. An overview of our actions on gender equality and for improving the work-family balance can be viewed at https://www.io-warnemuende.de/equal-opportunity.html.
Applications of female candidates are expressly encouraged and will be treated preferably in case of equal qualifications and suitability.
The Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research offers a varied work in the immediate vicinity of the Baltic Sea. Interdisciplinary research topics on the Baltic Sea ecosystem, broad in-house expertise in physical, chemical and biological oceanography, and marine geology, state-of-the-art-laboratory equipment and infrastructure together with modern facilities provide an excellent framework for best research conditions.
Application and travel costs cannot be reimbursed.
For further information please contact:
Prof. Dr. Klaus Jürgens
or visit our website: www.io-warnemuende.de
For more information on the project EVAR please see https://www.io-warnemuende.de/evar.html.