PhD Position in Marine Biodiversity and Harmful Algal Blooms

PhD Position in Marine Biodiversity and Harmful Algal Blooms

Position: PhD Position in Marine Biodiversity and Harmful Algal Blooms
Entity: Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research (IOW)
Location: Warnemünde, Germany
Salary: Not specified
Deadline: July 12, 2024


“The PhD position focuses on investigating the impact of harmful algal blooms (HABs) on the biodiversity of co-occurring marine communities. The research will be conducted in collaboration with the Plankton Ecology project group at the Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity at the University of Oldenburg (HIFMB)/Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and the Section Ecological Chemistry at AWI. The project involves using in situ imaging technologies (Imaging FlowCytobot) and high-throughput sequencing (plankton and environmental DNA metabarcoding) to assess the biodiversity of plankton and metazoan communities from research cruises and field campaigns.

– A Master’s degree in marine biology, ecology, or a related field
– Experience with molecular techniques (e.g., DNA metabarcoding)
– Familiarity with in situ imaging technologies and microscopy
– Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical software
– Ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team
– Proficiency in English

How to Apply:…/en_Bio-05-2024-PhD… Please send us your application documents with cover letter, CV, copies of your certificates, description of relevant activities and experiences as well as references. We look forward to receiving your application, quoting the keyword: Bio 05/2024 by 12.07.2024 to: or Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde Human Resources Department Seestraße 15 18119 Rostock Germany”

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