[Coral-List] Job Announcement: Modelling Resource Use in Reef Ecosystems, ZMT, Germany

Sebastian Ferse sferse at aol.com
Tue Oct 2 02:49:13 EDT 2012

Modelling Resource Use in Reef Ecosystems http://www.zmt-bremen.de/en/Vacancies.html
The Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT) GmbHin Bremen is a member of the Leibniz Association, which is supported by theGerman Federal and State Governments. Through its research, Leibniz-ZMT GmbHcontributes to developing science-based strategies for sustainable use oftropical coastal systems (www.zmt-bremen.de).
Leibniz-ZMT GmbH offers this position within the frame ofthe BMBF funded German- Indonesian SPICE III Program (Science for theProtection of Indonesian Coastal Ecosystems). The overarching goal of thebilateral SPICE Program is to address the scientific, social and economicissues related to the management of the Indonesian coastal ecosystems and theirresources. In addition to strengthening the existing scientific data base on coastalecosystems, the program promotes capacity and infrastructure building in themaritime sector in Indonesia and Germany and contributes to education andpublic awareness.. The program is being carried out in cooperation amongpartners from several Indonesian and German universities and governmentresearch institutions.
Research Assistant for a period of three years.
Salary will be according to the German civil serviceremuneration system for a part time position (TV-L13, 50 %). The candidate willhave the opportunity to do a doctorate at the University of Bremen.
The candidate will develop a model on coral reef systemswhich contributes to the development and evaluation of management measures. 
The focus will be on the ecological dynamics in coralreef systems and human resource use and their effects on ecological processesand species composition under different environmental conditions. With thismodel it is intended to integrate data and knowledge from the othersub-projects in the SPICE project MaCoRAS (http://spice.zmt-bremen.com/bbcms/seite_114_1_353.html).
- Master's or Diploma degree in a relevant topic
- Experience in ecological modelling with a stronginterest in individual/agent-based modelling. Good knowledge of a programminglanguage (e.g. Java) is an asset
- Familiarity with reef-ecological field work or humanresource management
- Good skills in English are essential
Please contact PD Dr. Hauke Reuter: hauke.reuter at zmt-bremen.de fordetails.
To apply, please send a motivation letter, a complete CVwith list of publications and skills, and names of two referees, with emailaddresses and phone numbers, in a single pdf-file to Dr. Hauke Reuter. Onlyshort-listed candidates will be notified. The closing date is October 10th,2012 or until a qualified candidate is identified. The Leibniz-ZMT GmbH is anequal opportunity employer. Disabled persons with comparable qualificationreceive preferential status.
PD Dr. Hauke Reuter 

Dept. Ecological Modelling 

LeibnizCenter for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT) 


Fahrenheitstrasse 6, 

28359 Bremen, Germany 

Tel: +49 421-23800-58, Fax: -30

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