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Doctoral Researcher Positions in the RTG R3 at the University of Konstanz – focusing on “Response, Reversibility and Resilience of Lake Ecosystems”

Doctoral Researcher Positions in the RTG R3 at the University of Konstanz – focusing on “Response, Reversibility and Resilience of Lake Ecosystems”.

Researching one of the best-studied lakes in the world: Lake Constance.

General Information

Reference Number 2019/263. The start date is April 1st, 2020. All positions are fully funded. Application deadline November 30th, 2020.

About RTG R3

The RTG “R3 – Responses to biotic and abiotic changes, Resilience and Reversibility of lake ecosystems” at the University of Konstanz is a scientific training program for doctoral students funded by the DFG since April 2017. In the RTG R3 we study reversibility and resilience of lake ecosystems to environmental changes using Lake Constance as a model system aiming at a mechanistic understanding of the system response to disturbances.

In our research we combine classical and novel methods such as population genomics and metagenomics approaches, metabolic profiling, comparative multi-species experiments in chemostats and mesocosms, paleo-limnological and resurrection ecology approaches, time-series analyses, and numerical simulations.

More information about the research projects and the RTG R3 in general are available on our website.

Doctoral Researcher Positions in the RTG R3 at the University of Konstanz – focusing on “Response, Reversibility and Resilience of Lake Ecosystems”

We Offer

The RTG R3 offers fully-funded Ph.D. Positions for international and German students at the University of Konstanz, which has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative since 2007. The working language of the Research Training Group is English.

Our Ph.D. students attend international conferences, are supported by a PhD Advisory Committee, enjoy career development support and participate in scientific and professional skills courses. This is rounded off with a professional infrastructure and an appropriate workplace for conducting research with great significance to local and global change.

Your Responsibilities

Independent development of the research project with own ideas and enthusiasm under the guidance of the Ph.D. Advisory Committee as well as active participation in the activities of the RTG R3 (training courses, annual retreat, etc.).

Your Competencies

Excellent Master (or equivalent) in ecology, biology, physics, biology, microbiology, bioinformatics, mathematics depending on RTG project. Strong interpersonal and influence skills. Strong Motivation, very good communication skills, the ability for teamwork and fluency in English (oral and written) is well-appreciated.

Last Step - Application Procedure

All applications and supporting materials (motivation letter including motivation to become part of the RTG, ranking of 3 preferred projects from the project list, curriculum vitae including degree certificates, abstract of master thesis, two letters of recommendation) have to be submitted in English via the Online Application Portal including reference number 2019/263.

Online Application Portal


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