Limnologie - die Lehre von den Binnengewässern


The DFG-funded Research Training Group RTG 2118 ‘Integrating Biodiversity Research with Movement Ecology in Dynamic Agricultural Landscapes [BioMove]’ (Speaker: Prof. Dr. Florian Jeltsch) at the University of Potsdam (UP), the Freie Universität Berlin (FU), the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW, Berlin), and the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF, Müncheberg) offers several positions:

At the University of Potsdam
7 doctoral candidates (PhD)

- Intra-specific trait variation in movement behaviour as mechanisms for species coexistence
- Mobile link functions in unpredictable agricultural landscapes
- Indirect, tri-trophic Effects of Fear on Biodiversity
- Obstacles to plant gene-flow across an agricultural landscape: habitat filtering and recruitment limitation vs. dispersal limitation
- Stabilizing biodiversity by zooplankton dispersal through space and time
- Zooplankton dispersal and colonization in a meta-community pond system
- From individual home-range formation to community dynamics: a novel, allometric modelling approach to explore biodiversity loss caused by landscape changes

Registration Number: 225/2018
26 hours per week (65%) for three years
The salary scale is in accordance with the German public service 13 TV-L (area east). Contracts are time-limited according to Section 2 subsection 1 of the Academic Fixed-Term Contract Law (WissZeitVG).
Under the laws of the federal state of Brandenburg, employees under this contract are permitted to dedicate at least 33% of their contract time for their scientific qualification.

At the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), Berlin
2 doctoral candidates (PhD)

-Pathogen evolution in changing landscapes
-Equalizing and stabilizing mechanisms in regulating the co-existence of aerial-hawking bat species in agricultural landscape

Salary is according to TVöD Bund (25,35 hours per week 65%), 3-year contract.

At the Freie Universität Berlin
1 doctoral candidate (PhD)

-Tradeoffs between growth rate, attachment and competitiveness as a source of equalizing effects in nectar yeast communities

Salary is according to TV-L FU E13 (65%), 3-year contract.

At the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) Müncheberg
1 doctoral candidate (PhD)

- Trade-offs between dispersal ability and niche competition of co-occurring microorganisms in the phyllosphere of host plants
26 hours per week (65%) for three years

The salary is in accordance with the German public service 13 TV-L (area east). Contracts are time-limited according to the Academic Fixed-Term Contract Law (WissZeitVG).
All positions begin on October 1st, 2018.

BioMove links innovative individual research projects that overcome the apparent gap between movement ecology and biodiversity research, employing a joint conceptual framework. It strategically combines empirical, experimental and modelling approaches to advance our mechanistic understanding of how biodiversity patterns emerge and how they feed back on the active and passive movement of organisms. This will improve our ability to predict biodiversity responses to ongoing changes in land use or climate. Projects cover different spatial and temporal scales and groups of organisms ranging from bacteria, fungi, plankton, plants, and insects to birds and mammals (for more details see
Doctoral candidates will also strongly profit from a unique qualification program specifically tailored to bridge between state-of-the-art concepts and methods in movement ecology and biodiversity research, supplemented by a broad range of soft skill workshops.

Candidates should fulfill the following requirements:
•    A very good M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) in Ecology, Zoology, Botany, Conservation, Behavioural or Evolutionary Biology, Microbiology, Epidemiology (or other natural sciences if mechanistic modelling was involved). Candidates that have not yet finished their Master thesis can submit a current and informative study record.
•    Very good English skills (written and spoken)
•    Very good statistical and analytical skills (preferentially sound knowledge in R)
•    Experience in one or more of the following areas is expected: experimental field and laboratory studies, mathematical or computer simulation modelling, telemetry, molecular ecology.
•    A strong interest in interdisciplinary research and the willingness to engage in scientific exchange with other disciplines is essential for applicants.

The University of Potsdam, the Freie Universität Berlin, the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research and the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research strives to maintain gender balance among its staff. Severely disabled applicants shall receive preference in case of equal qualifications. We expressly invite applications from people with migration backgrounds.
Detailed information on the application process, the research topics with their specific tasks and the training program are available at Candidates are required to indicate up to three preferred projects and explain their motivation for choosing them. Short-listed candidates will be invited to an application symposium on June 21./22. in Potsdam.

Please send your application in electronic form by June 1, 2018 to the RTG coordination office ( Applicants should follow the information and instructions given at
For further information please contact


Technische Universität Berlin
Urban Water Interfaces

U3 Impact of management measures on sediment water interface in an urban lake

The project is directed on the optimization of management measures to sustain the water quality targets of an urban lake under future climate and usage conditions. The research will focus on the capacities of lake sediments and technical interfaces acting as sinks in the urban phosphorus flow. Special emphasis will be directed to the phosphorus storage by microoganisms and influence of sulphate and nitrogen on fixation of phosphorus. The process studies and literature data are the basis for the refinement of a sediment diagenesis model and their implementation in a water quality model which will be used for management scenarios.
The successful candidate holds a university degree (Master or equivalent) in Aquatic Ecology, (Geo)chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Technology or a related field. The candidate should be interested to link experimental and modelling approaches. She/he is enthused about the prospect of working in a collaborative team with international participation.
Supervisors: Dr. Michael Hupfer (IGB) and Prof. Reinhard Hinkelmann (TUB). Host organization: Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries Berlin. Please address enquiries to Dr. Michael Hupfer (
Applicants should submit the following documents: letter of motivation indicating research interests and experience and the project key U3, CV including 2 references, letter of recommendation (preferably from a professor), Bachelor and Master certificates, Master Thesis. Please send your application in a single PDF containing all application documents using the online UWI application platform under: .
More informations are provided in the following PDF: Urban Water Interfaces in English - Urban Water Interfaces auf Deutsch.


Landesamt für Natur, Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz Nordrhein – Westfalen (LANUV)

Das Ministerium für Umwelt, Landwirtschaft, Natur- und Verbraucherschutz des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
besetzt zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt
beim Landesamt für Natur, Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
im Fachbereich 55
„Ökologie der Oberflächengewässer“
am Standort Minden die Stelle der Fachgebietsleitung.
Voraussetzung ist ein Diplom- oder Master – Abschluss mit Schwerpunkt Limnologie:  

Bewerbungsfrist: 18.4.2018


Das Landesamt für Natur, Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz Nordrhein – Westfalen (LANUV)
besetzt am Standort Herten
in der Abteilung 5 „Wasserwirtschaft, Gewässerschutz“ im Fachbereich 55 „Ökologie der Oberflächengewässer“ zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt unbefristet die Stelle
eines Sachbearbeiters/einer Sachbearbeiterin
mit abgeschlossenem Studium (Diplom-FH oder Bachelor)
der Biologie, Umweltwissenschaften oder vergleichbarer Fachrichtung (EG 10 TV-L).
Für den Standort Herten wird ein/e Sachbearbeiter/in mit Bachelor – Abschluss oder FH – Diplom gesucht:  

Bewerbungsfrist: 13.4.2018


Das Landesamt für Natur, Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz Nordrhein – Westfalen (LANUV)
eine Stelle im Fachbereich 55 bzgl. Stehgewässer:
(Bewerbungsfrist: 09.05.2018).

sowie eine Stelle im benachbarten Fachbereich 54:
(Bewerbungsfrist: 02.05.2018)


Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung

Das Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung ist eine von der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, der Freien Hansestadt Bremen und den Ländern Brandenburg und Schleswig-Holstein getragene Forschungseinrichtung mit rund 1.000 Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern. In einem breiten multidisziplinären Ansatz betreiben wir Polar- und Meeresforschung und leisten dabei im Verbund mit zahlreichen universitären und außeruniversitären Forschungseinrichtungen einen wichtigen Beitrag zur globalen Umwelt-, Erdsystem- und Paläoklimaforschung.

Für die operative Organisation von wissenschaftlichen Tauchprojekten und wissenschaftlichen Tauchkursen suchen wir auf Helgoland zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine/n geprüfte/n
Forschungstaucher/in / Taucheinsatzleiter/in / Ausbildungsassistent/in / Ausbilder/in

Die Stelle ist auf 2 Jahre befristet mit der Option auf Entfristung. Die Vergütung ist abhängig von Ihrer Qualifikation sowie den Ihnen übertragenen Aufgaben bis zu Entgeltgruppe 11 möglich und richtet sich nach dem Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst des Bundes (TVöD-Bund). Der Dienstort ist Helgoland.
Der vollständige Ausschreibungstext ist über diesen LINK zu erreichen.
Bitte richten Sie Ihre Bewerbung mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Lebenslauf, Zeugnisse und Tätigkeitsnachweise) unter Angabe der Kennziffer 58/G/Log-tt bis zum 04. April 2018 per E-Mail (alle Unterlagen in einer PDF-Datei kombiniert) an:


The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
invites for application:

PhD student (m/f) in freshwater ecology

Detailed informations are available HERE.
Closing date for applications: May the 06th of 2018
Please use our online application system for your application: