Institution: Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences, Department of Biology, Institute of Cell and Systems Biology of Animals
Salary level: EGR. 13 TV-L
Start date: 01.10.2023, fixed until 30.09.2026 (This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act [Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG]).
Application deadline: 2023-06-15
Scope of work: part-time
Weekly hours: 65 % of standard work hours per week
Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.
General information on the Research Training Group:
The overall mission of the Research Training Group 2530 (RTG 2530) is to fill existing knowledge gaps on biota-mediated effects on estuarine C cycling under current conditions and with respect to global change scenarios. Embedded into the inspiring academic environment of Universität Hamburg, RTG 2530 provides Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers an outstanding platform for their career development. The RTG has been established by an interdisciplinary group of 15 Principal Researchers with scientific backgrounds ranging from terrestrial and marine ecology, via geoscience to microbiology and molecular plant and animal biology. The RTG is funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG). Currently, we have 14 open positions (TVL E13, 65%) for doctoral researchers (see ).
Specific information on the research idea of the position:
The doctoral researcher will be a member of RTG 2530 and the lab of Functional Ecology and investigate the interplay between aquatic subsidies and the small mammal communities of marsh consumers, and focus on actual preferences and differences in nutrition ecology between the habitats by a combination of field and laboratory studies. Methodological approaches will be the development of a setup for quantitative and qualitative analyses of aquatic subsidies, including microplastic, stable isotope and energy content analyses; cafeteria food choice experiments; home range and thermoregulation registration with automated setups.
A university degree in a relevant field, i.e., Biology or Environmental Sciences. The successful candidate should have knowledge and experience in ecology, physiology and/or environmental sciences. Experience in the handling of small mammals (FELASA B), species knowledge and/or standard laboratory methods would be beneficial. Team spririt, experience with field work, scientific writing and knowledge on biostatistics are required. Good oral and written English skills are necessary.
Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements
Continuing education opportunities
Flexible working hours
Work-life balance opportunities
Reduced rates available for a HVV-Proficard (transit pass) and much more
30 days of vacation per annum
As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, cooperative contacts to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and internationally.
Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.
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The selection days will take place from July 3 - 5, 2023.
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