PhD: Coral Reef Ecology

The Leibniz Center for Tropical MArine Ecology (ZMT) in Bremen, Germany, has a vacancy for a PhD student to start in mid November 2013. Focus of the work will be on mesocom experiments with coral reef communities (corals, other invertebrates, reef algae and/or microbial communities) under the influence of global (such as ocean warming and acidification) and or local/regional stressors (such as removal of grazers, pollution or eutrophication) in the new mesocosm setup in the MAREE (Marine Experimental Ecology facility) at ZMT.

Applicants should hold a Master or Diploma degree in marine biology, ecology, giobiology or related fields and should ideally have experience with coral reef ecology/physiology and aquarium manipulation experiments. A SCUBA diving licence (preferably German research diver), good communication skills, and the proven ability of good scientific writing are additional assets.

Application deadline: 16th August 2013

Please see also: http://www.zmt-bremen.de/Binaries/Binary7118/PhD_CORE_2013.pdf

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