[Coral-List] PhD position in coral reef ecology at ZMT Bremen

Dr. Sebastian Ferse sebastian.ferse at zmt-bremen.de
Wed Feb 5 12:22:57 EST 2014

Fellow listers,

please distribute this position announcement to interested parties.

Many thanks, Sebastian

The Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology GmbH (Leibniz-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).

Within an interdisciplinary project entitled

“Triple C: Contribution to Coral Commons”
a PhD position in coral reef ecology is available.
(Reference number III)

The project is funded through the Leibniz Association and involves
collaboration between the ZMT, University of Bremen and other partners.
Starting date for the three-year doctoral student positions are 1 May 2014
or shortly thereafter. The deadline for applications is the 1 March 2014.
Salary will be paid according to the German TV-L EG 13 for a part-time
position (50%).

This interdisciplinary project involving economists, other social scientists
and ecologists assesses in a cross-cultural perspective the factors
contributing to a major commons dilemma: the world-wide degradation of coral
reefs. This subproject will use a combination of remote sensing data
analysis and in situ measurements to assess the impacts of human activity on
coral reefs, including local (i.e. over- and destructive fishing), regional
(i.e. eutrophication) and global (i.e. ocean warming and ensuing coral
bleaching) stressors. The project will link these to the socio-economic data
generated in the other subprojects. 
We are looking for a candidate with a degree in marine sciences. Candidates
need to have proven experience in working with coral reef systems. SCUBA
diving experience is a must, preferably with a European-level scientific
diving certification. Prior experience with remote sensing data, spatial
data analysis and ecological field work in coral reefs of developing
countries is desirable. Good communication skills and the proven ability of
good scientific writing are additional assets. The position is offered in
collaboration with Prof. Dr. Sam Purkis (National Coral Reef Institute, Nova
Southeastern University) and is co-supervised by Prof. Dr. Christian Wild
(University of Bremen and ZMT).

The Leibniz-ZMT GmbH is an equal opportunity employer. Disabled persons with
comparable qualification receive preferential status. Your application
should include a complete CV, publication list (if available), a short
outline of research interests and experience, and the names and E-mail
addresses of two references. Please send the documents as a single pdf file
by e-mail to I. Sanz Jannke (bewerbung at zmt-bremen.de), indicate the above
mentioned reference number and include your master thesis certificate or
equivalent. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

If you have any specific questions, please contact Dr. Sebastian Ferse
(sebastian.ferse 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: sebastian.ferse at zmt-bremen.de

Sitz der Gesellschaft: Bremen
Registergericht: Amtsgericht Bremen
Handelsregister Nr. HRB 25746 HB
Steuer-Nr. 460/145/09737
USt.-IdNr. DE 266278207

Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrates:
Dr. Walter Dörhage

Prof. Dr. Hildegard Westphal

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