The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Department Lake Research, in Magdeburg, Germany, is offering a position for a PhD position with the topic „Role of the sediments for dissolved organic carbon (DOC) quantity and quality in drinking water reservoirs“. The work encompasses both intensive field campaigns at a drinking water reservoir in the Harz-Mountains, as well as experiments in laboratory mesocosms. The candidate will quantify the exchange of DOC between sediment and water and investigate the effects of benthic biofilms, sedimentation and resuspension. A special focus will be on the effect of redox-changes and anaerobic microbial processes on DOC.
Application deadline: 7th of October 2012