[Coral-List] Marie Curie Fellowship for a PhD Student
crichter at uni-bremen.de
crichter at uni-bremen.de
Sat Dec 20 17:14:54 EST 2008
Marie Curie Fellowship for a PhD Student
(CALMARO RT5 ? AWI/ZMT/NIOO/PMBC)
Effect of pH dynamics on coral recruitment and early colony growth
The Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) is a member of the Helmholtz
Association (HGF) and funded by federal and state government. AWI
focuses on polar and marine research in a variety of disciplines such
as biology, oceanography, geology and geophysics thus allowing
multidisciplinary approaches to scientific goals.
AWI is a member of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network consortium
CalMarO (Calcification by Marine Organisms; http://www.calmaro.eu/).
CalMaro aims at improving the career perspectives of early researchers
by offering structured training in the field of Calcification by
Marine Organisms as well as providing complementary skills and
exposing the researchers to other sectors including private companies.
CalMarO comprises investigation of calcareous structures as well as
calcification processes and the sensitivities to changes in
environmental conditions at all scales ranging from cellular,
organism, population to ecosystem, and regional to global levels.
We are looking for a Ph.D. student to study coral recruitment and
calcification in corals subjected to variations in aragonite
saturation state induced by internal waves. Research will involve in
situ work with moored and profiling multisensor probes and autonomous
samplers, and field and laboratory experiments. Field work will be
carried out in cooperation with the Phuket Marine Biological Center
(PMBC) in Thailand with comparative cold coral work at AWI field
sites. Laboratory experiments will be carried out in cooperation with
ZMT (Center for Tropical Marine Ecology, Bremen, Germany) and NIOO
(Netherlands Institute of Ecology in Yerseke, The Netherlands), to
experimentally assess the response of corals to simulated short-term
variations in aragonite saturation state and to identify synergetic
effects of oscillating pCO2, temperature and nutrient supply on
The Ph.D. student will be based in Germany with extended research
We invite applicants with a Masters degree or equivalent in marine
biology/ecology, environmental sciences or oceanography. Applicants
must be fluent in English. Relevant experience in field research,
ocean acidification and scientific diving are important assets.
Candidates are expected to complete a Ph.D. thesis in 3 years.
A number of restrictions apply; the following candidates cannot be
considered and should not apply:
? Applicants who have resided in Germany for more than 12 months
during the previous 3 years
? Applicants with more than 4 years full-time equivalent research
? Applicants with only marginal exposure to marine science
Candidates holding more than one nationality can only apply for a
position in the country of his/her nationality in which he/she has not
resided during the previous 5 years. Candidates from EU Member States
or Associated countries who can provide evidence that they have
legally resided in a third country for at least 3 out of the last 4
years will be considered as eligible in any Member State or Associated
country, including in their country of origin.
The position is limited to three years, starting in February 2009. The
annual gross salary will be ? 34,307 plus extra (mobility, travel and
Qualified applicants should send applications (including CV, a brief
letter of motivation, and e-mail addresses of two referees) with the
reference 87/Bio to: Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und
Meeresforschung, Personalabteilung, PO Box 12 01 61, D-27515
Applications can also be sent by e-mail with the reference 87/Bio in
the subject line to crichter at awi.de (single file pdf, max. 10 pages
only; other formats, longer applications, multiple files etc. will not
Closing date for the receipt of applications is 16 January 2009. Only
short-listed candidates will be notified.
AWI is an equal opportunity employer. AWI supports the employment of
disabled persons. Disabled applicants with appropriate qualifications
and aptitudes will be preferentially selected. AWI supports balanced
work-life career development via a variety of alternatives.
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