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[Met-jobs] PhD in Ecosystem Modeling / Germany / code no. 2018/KS 6

From "Dr. Carsten Lemmen" <>
Date Fri, 8 Jun 2018 15:01:14 +0200

Please distribute to potential candidates.

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht in Geesthacht, near Hamburg, and in Teltow, 
near Berlin, conducts materials and coastal research. For further information 
please refer to:

The Institute of coastal research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht invites 
applications for a 3-year PhD student position (m/f) in Ecosystem Modelling.

Coastal habitats are subject to strong and changing anthropogenic stressors, 
while the sensitivity to these stressors remains unknown. Major processes in 
shallow ecosystems are influenced by life at the seafloor, such as through 
bioturbation or suspension feeding, which so far have only rarely been studied 
from a system perspective.

The objective of the position is to improve the mechanistic understanding of 
spatial gradients and temporal changes in benthic and pelagic ecosystem 
dynamics. The successful candidate will use available monitoring data for the 
southern North Sea. She/He will apply and further develop adaptive and 
trait-based models for macrobenthic fauna embedded into an existing coupled 
model of benthic and pelagic processes (

Applicants with a degree in environmental or related sciences and a background 
in modelling and ecology or biogeochemistry are encouraged to apply. The 
candidate should demonstrate strong writing skills. She/ He will benefit from 
related graduate activities and programs in Geesthacht and at the University of 

The Ecosystem Modelling group at the Institute for Coastal Research is one of 
the leading players in the field of trait-based ecosystem modeling 

For further details please contact: Prof. Dr. Kai Wirtz,

We offer: 
-       multinational work environment with over 900 colleagues from more than 
50 nations
-       extensive options of vocational training (i. a. expert seminars, 
language courses or leadership seminars)
-       flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility 
of family and career
-       excellent infrastructure, including a scientific in-house library as 
well as modern work spaces
-       remuneration according to the standards of the collective wage 
agreement TV-AVH including further social benefits

The place of employment is Geesthacht, Germany. 

The advancement of equality at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht goes without 
saying; in particular, we are striving to increase the percentage of women in 
the science sector. Severely disabled persons with equal qualifications will be 
considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements.

Please send your application indicating job offer code-no. 2018/KS 6 including 
your CV, a brief statement of research, and addresses of two referees by e-mail 
in one pdf-file to The closing date for applications is July 
8th, 2018.

Dr. rer. nat. Carsten Lemmen

Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht
Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH
Institut für Küstenforschung - Systemanalyse und Modellierung
Abteilung Ökosystemmodellierung (KSE)
Max-Planck-Str.1, 21502 Geesthacht, Deutschland

Tel.: 04152 87-2013 / Fax: -2020 / Sekretariat: -1526   
Gebäude 11, 1. Stock, Raum 131
Chat: skype://platipodium oder aim://platipodium

My email is as private as regular mail, please 'put it in an envelope'
by GPG encryption with my public key id 9249e2e0.

Geschäftsführer: Prof. Dr. W. A. Kaysser,  M. Ganß, Vors. d. Aufsichtsrats: 
Min.-Rat Dr. H. Zeisel, Amtsgericht Lübeck HRB 285 GE,  USt.IDNr.: DE 135 131 

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