The GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel is one of the Federal Republic of Germany (90%) and the State of Schleswig-Holstein (10%), jointly funded public foundation and is one of the leading institutions in the field of marine research. The GEOMAR currently has an annual budget of approximately € 60 million and has about 750 employees.
As of 1 September 2012 is the site of a / a doctoral / PhD students within the BMBF project BIOACID 2, Work Package 1-9."Impacts of ocean acidification and warming on Baltic Sea phytoplankton" to occupy.
Disclaimer: The availability of the site depends on the final approval of the project, which is expected in summer 2012.
Tasks: The task consists in the experimental analysis of the effect of elevated CO2 supply to the phytoplankton.
• mesocosm experiments on the effect of CO2 on phytoplankton
• Microscopic identification and quantification of phytoplankton
• Flow Cytometry
• Measurement of primary production with the oxygen method
• Chemical analyzes of the phytoplankton biomass (eg fatty acids)
• Working with phytoplankton cultures
Requirements: You must have a diploma or master's degree in Biological Oceanography / Marine Biology or a related field and relevant methodological experiences that are covered by the diploma or master's thesis, as well as through publications or manuscripts.
The position is limited and is awarded for 3 years. The salary is based on grade 13 TVöD Association.
The regular work week is 66% of working a / one full-time employees. The point is not divisible.
The GEOMAR has been the promotion of women set the goal. Applications from women are therefore particularly welcome. Women are at equal suitability, competence and professional performance given priority.
The GEOMAR is committed to the employment of disabled people. Therefore be severely handicapped applicants given preference when equally qualified.
Please send your detailed, informative documents in written form until 31.05.2012 to the keyword "BIOACID WP 1-9" that:
Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)
Please indicate necessarily the letter and envelope on password. It is also requested to enclose a self-addressed return envelope.
For more information on GEOMAR and the Helmholtz Association, visit www.geomar.de or www.helmholtz.de. For more information on the site obtained from Prof. Ulrich Sommer (usommer (at) geomar.de)