PhD studentship: Phytoplankton single-cell properties and implications for zooplankton dynamics, at AWI, Helgoland, Germany

Apply by 2 Aug 2017


The Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) invites applications for the position of a PhD student in Phytoplankton single-cell properties and implications for zooplankton dynamics, within the Shelf Sea System Ecology section.


This position is part of the newly BMBF-funded project PlanktoSERV in the junior working group led  by Dr. Cédric Meunier. The aim of this working group is to realistically assess the impact of simultaneous changes in abiotic parameters on plankton communities and to provide a robust understanding of future ecosystem services alterations.


The successful candidate will be a highly motivated and driven individual with excellent practical skills.

  • a Master degree (or equivalent) in Aquatic Sciences
  • a strong background in Aquatic Ecology/Marine Biology
  • working experience in plankton ecophysiology, flow cytometry, grazing experiments, plankton culturing
  • strong team player skills
  • strong cooperation and communication skills in English language written and oral

Click here for full details of the post and how to apply.

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