[Coral-List] PhD position in Ecophysiology

Dr. Sebastian Ferse sebastian.ferse at zmt-bremen.de
Sat Nov 23 08:59:41 EST 2013

PhD position in Ecophysiology available at ZMT Bremen/Germany


The Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT) GmbH in Bremen is a
member of the Leibniz Association, which is supported by the German Federal
and State Governments. Through its research, Leibniz-ZMT GmbH contributes to
developing science-based strategies for sustainable use of tropical coastal
systems (www.zmt-bremen.de).


The ZMT has a vacancy for a Ph.D. student to start in February 2014 in the
working group Ecophysiology (New methods for early detection of
(environmental) stress in fish and invertebrates - development of a
toolbox).  The appointment is for a period of three years. Salary will be
according to the German TV-L 13 for a part-time position (50 %).


It is well known that stress such as increased T, decreased pO2, repeated
handling stress etc., have immediate negative effects on physiological
performance. In this project, a set of (molecular & physiological) tools
needs to be developed and depending on organism, life history stage and
stress factor the tools need to be combined in different ways (Toolbox
concept) and checked for their applicability. The candidate is expected to
perform physiological experiments about metabolic parameters on at least two
species of invertebrates and one species of fish. The project intends to
develop a strong new edge to the Ecology Department, by combining existing
expertise with new expertise, and therefore support and drive the
application of methods and new research objectives in different working



Applicants should hold a Master or Diploma degree in marine biology,
ecology, geobiology or related fields and should ideally have experience in
physiology and reef/mangrove ecology. Particular focus is on molecular and
physiological methods. They should also fluently speak English and possess
good scientific writing skills. A SCUBA diving license is an additional
asset. The job requires long term stays in tropical countries and so prior
experience working abroad in difficult field conditions is preferred.



To apply, please send a motivation letter, a copy of the master's (diploma)
certificate, a complete CV with a list of publications and skills, and names
with email addresses and phone numbers of two referees in a single pdf-file
to  <mailto:isabel.sanz.jannke at zmt-bremen.de> bewerbung at zmt-bremen.de. Only
short-listed candidates will be notified.


Closing date:

December 15, 2013 or until a qualified candidate is identified. The
Leibniz-ZMT GmbH is an equal opportunity employer. Disabled persons with
comparable qualification receive preferential status.


If you have any specific questions, please contact Dr. Andreas Kunzmann (
<mailto:andreas.kunzmann at zmt-bremen.de> andreas.kunzmann at zmt-bremen.de)



Dr. Sebastian Ferse



Leibniz-Zentrum für Marine Tropenökologie (ZMT) GmbH Leibniz Center 

 for Tropical Marine Ecology Fahrenheitstrasse 6

D-28359 Bremen



Phone: +49-421-238 00 28

Fax: +49-421-238 00 30

Mobile: +49-1577-237 9259

e-mail:  <mailto:sebastian.ferse at zmt-bremen.de>
sebastian.ferse at zmt-bremen.de


Sitz der Gesellschaft: Bremen

Registergericht: Amtsgericht Bremen

Handelsregister Nr. HRB 25746 HB

Steuer-Nr. 71/607/12036

USt.-IdNr. DE 266278207


Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrates:

Dr. Walter Dörhage



Prof. Dr. Hildegard Westphal


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