[ES_JOBS_NET] Marie Curie PhD Opportunity

Marie Kurz marie.kurz at ufz.de
Mon Mar 3 10:49:06 MST 2014

The Department of Hydrogeology at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental 
Research (UFZ) in Leipzig, Germany is offering the following vacancy 
within the EU funded Initial Training Network project "Ecohydrological 
interfaces as critical hotspots for transformations of ecosystem 
exchange fluxes and biogeochemical cycling" (INTERFACES) as of 1st 
February 2014:

PhD student -- Early Stage Researcher (m/f), Limited to 3 years

Subject: Development of optical sensors for measuring dissolved oxygen 
and carbon dioxide at sediment-water interfaces

Your duties:
? Development, testing and application of optical sensors for measuring 
dissolved oxygen as time-variant key parameter that controls the spatial 
fluctuations of aerobic/anaerobic zones at interfaces such as hyporheic 
and riparian zones
? Application of these sensors in different field conditions in 
collaboration with the fellows at the partner institutes

Your profile:
? Master´s degree in environmental sciences, environmental engineering, 
chemistry or related subjects with a strong background in optical sensor 
techniques and basic knowledge in electrical engineering
? Knowledge in flow and solute transport in porous media
? Excellent communication skills, capacity for teamwork, flexibility and 
an interest in interdisciplinary research

Marie Curie requirements for this position:
? The applicants should have less than 4 years full-time equivalent 
research experience from the award of the degree which entitles them to 
undertake a doctorate
? Applicants can be of any nationality but at the time of selection must 
not have resided or carried out their main activity (e.g. work or 
studies) in Germany for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately 
prior to the starting date of the fellowship

We offer:
? Excellent technical facilities which are without parallel
? The freedom you need to bridge the difficult gap between basic 
research and close to being ready for application
? Work in inter-disciplinary, multinational teams
? Excellent links with national and international research networks
? Excellent support and optimal subject-specific and general training 
with our HIGRADE graduate school
? Salary, working hours and terms of employment will be in accordance 
with the Marie Curie rules of the European Commission 

Your contact for any questions you may have about the job:
Christian Schmidt - E-mail:christian.schmidt at ufz.de 
<mailto:christian.schmidt at ufz.de>, Tel.: 0341/235-1986, Web: 
http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=670. <http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=670>

Applications are being reviewed now.

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