Research Training Group ‘Baltic TRANSCOAST’ in Rostock announces 13 PhD positions in Biology, Ecology, Geochemistry, Biogeochemistry, Hydro(geo)logy, and Engineering

The University of Rostock together with the Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research (IOW) is seeking 13 highly motivated PhD candidates for the DFG Research Training Group ‘Baltic TRANSCOAST’. The program will start on January 1st, 2019. The salary ranges from 75% to 100% of a TV-L E13 position for 3 years, depending on the working group. The Research Training Group ‘Baltic TRANSCOAST’ investigates hydrological, biogeochemical and biological processes at the interface of a coastal peatland and the Baltic Sea at a site near Rostock. It is expected that the intensive exchange processes are modulated by sea level changes and occur above ground and below in sediments.. Water fluxes and solute transport through the coastal ecotone and along the coast, microbial processes, and the interaction of benthic animals and plants with their environment are the major topics of research. PhD candidates will gain profound knowledge on specific processes combined with an overall, inter-disciplinary knowledge of coastal processes. Moreover, they will receive intensive training in soft skills and attend courses provided by the Baltic TRANSCOAST education scheme and the Graduate Academy of the University of Rostock.

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