PhD position - Ecological Modeling

The Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT) in Bremen has been recently elected member of the
prestigious Leibniz Association, which is supported by the German Federal and State Governments.
Through its research, ZMT contributes to developing science-based strategies for sustainable use of tropical
coastal systems.
To strengthen its research on the analysis of coastal tropical environments the ZMT is seeking a PhDStudent
in ecological modelling. Focus will be on the spatial representation of different aspects of
coastal ecological systems under various environmental constraints. This may include topics related
to mangrove systems, coral-algae interaction, life history analysis of key species and functional
relationships, however is not limited to this issues.
Start date is negotiable in March or April 2009 for a 3 year period. Salary will be according to the
German TV-L for a half-time position.
Applicants should have a Master’s or Diploma degree in Ecology or related fields and experience in
ecological modelling. We take for granted that the successful candidate has a strong interest in
spatial explicit modelling methods such as cellular automata and individual/agent-based modelling.
Knowledge of an object oriented programming language, preferable Java, is an asset. Good skills in
English are essential. The successful candidate should have the ability to work in a team and have
the willingness to work in an interdisciplinary research environment.
To apply, please send a cover letter including a short outline of your research interests, a complete
CV and names with email addresses and phone numbers of two referees by email in a single pdf-file
to the address below. Review will start on 5th February 2009 and will continue until the position is
filled. Place of work is Bremen, however, travelling abroad will be part of the position.
The ZMT is an equal opportunity employer. Disabled persons with comparable qualification receive
preferential status.
Hauke Reuter
Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT)
Fahrenheitstr. 6,
28359 Bremen, Germany
Tel: ..49(0)421-23800-58, email: [email protected]

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