PHD STUDENT IN THE FIELD OF ENVIRONMENTAL DNA ANALYSES OF PLANKTONEXTERNAL
Contact: Prof. Ulrike Herzschuh
Deadline: February 10, 2017
The Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) is currently seeking a PhD student in the field of environmental DNA analyses of plankton. The role of the successful applicant, more specifically, is to investigate environmental DNA from marine and freshwater habitats with a focus on plankton diversity and its temporal variations under environmental changes. A University degree (Master or equivalent) in biology or a related discipline and practical experience with standard molecular genetic techniques such as DNA extraction, PCR and DNA sequencing are mandatory. Good analytical skills and familiarity with bioinformatic tools for the analysis of DNA sequence data are of advantage.
Good communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English are necessary. The main working place is Potsdam (Periglacial Research Section). The position will be funded for three years with a start-date as soon as possible. The salary will be paid in accordance with the German Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes (66% TVöD Bund, salary group 13). Good communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English are necessary. Applications will be accepted up until 10 February.