[Coral-List] PhD opportunity in coral reef ecology @ ZMT-Bremen in SUTAS graduate program

Malik Naumann malik.naumann at zmt-bremen.de
Tue Dec 11 13:22:28 EST 2012

PhD opportunity in coral reef ecology at ZMT-Bremen.

Dear colleagues,
currently we are looking for a PhD candidate to fill the below position 
at ZMT within the SUTAS graduate program:

The Leibniz Association of the German Federal and State Governments 
supports the SUTAS graduate
program at ZMT. The program is part of the ZMT mission of research 
towards the development of sciencebased
strategies for sustainable use of tropical coastal systems 

Context: SUTAS offers a Ph.D. student position to start in March 2013 
addressing the project
“Understanding the role of sponges and/or their associated microbial 
communities in processing and
converting coral-derived dissolved organic matter (DOM) to particulate 
organic matter (POM)”,
particularly when anthropogenically impacted (i.e. via eutrophication).

Description of PhD-position: The successful candidate will study the 
production, composition, transport,
transformation and recycling of coral-derived DOM to POM by cryptic and 
non-cryptic reef sponges.
Experiments will be carried out through an inter-connected series of 
ecological, chemical, and
microbiological studies in the field and laboratory. The holder of the 
position will be based in Coral Reef
Ecology Work Group (CORE) at ZMT and shall closely collaborate with 
project partners and co-supervisors
Prof. Dr. Michael Friedrich (Microbial Ecophysiology, University of 
Bremen), Prof. Dr. Peter Schupp
(Environmental Biochemistry, University of Oldenburg), and Dr. Jasper de 
Goeij (University of

Requirements: The applicant should hold a Master or Diploma degree in 
marine biology or ecology
and should have basic training in microbiology and reef ecology. Fluency 
in the English language and
proven ability of good scientific writing is imperative. A SCUBA diving 
certificate, preferably German
research diver licence, is an additional asset.

Application: To apply, please send a motivation letter, a complete CV 
with list of publications and
skills, and names with email addresses and phone numbers of two referees 
in a single pdf- file to Prof.
Dr. Christian Wild (christian.wild at zmt-bremen.de). Only short-listed 
candidates will be notified.

Closing Date: January 1, 2013 or until a qualified candidate is 
identified. Salary will be accoding to the
German TV-L 13 for a part-time position (50%). The Leibniz-ZMT GmbH is 
an equal opportunity
employer. Disabled persons with comparable qualification receive 
preferential status.

Further Inquiries:
Prof. Dr. Christian Wild, Coral Reef Ecology Group (CORE)
Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology GmbH, Fahrenheitstr.6, 28359 
Bremen, Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 421-23800-114, email: christian.wild at zmt-bremen.de

Dr. Malik Naumann
Coral Reef Ecology (CORE)

Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT)
Fahrenheitstrasse 6
D - 28359 Bremen

mail : malik.naumann at zmt-bremen.de
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