!! We’re hiring !!

We have one open PhD position (3 years, salary according to TvL E13 66%) in the field of stream ecology / molecular biodiversity as part of our recently granted multiple stressor Collaborative Research Center RESIST. The official announcement can be found here: https://bit.ly/39TS3I9


In our project the candidate will participate in three field experiments to generate data on stream macroinvertebrate multiple stressor responses. Response variable are changes in community composition and traits. These parameters will be assessed using a multitude of different approaches such as DNA metabarcoding, morphological and automated image recognition approaches.

Therefore, we encourage applications from studies coming from either ecological, zoological, evolutionary or genetic backgrounds. A clear pro are experiences with statistical analyses, command-line operation with different operating systems or even a programming language.

You will join not only an enthusiastic and international research team here in our lab, but find yourself as a part of a large collaborative research projects, where you can interact with 19 different other PhD students working in the field of freshwater multiple stressor research. Besides university of Duisburg-Essen, excellent labs from University of Cologne, IGB Berlin, Senckenberg Frankfurt, University of Kiel, University of Koblenz-Landau, University of Bochum and Helmholtz Center UFG Leipzig/Magdeburg are involved.


Deadline: 24.12.2020

If there are any further questions - please mail to florian.leese@uni-due.de

Some impressions of the work:





Am Donnerstag (26.11.2020) wurde der Sonderforschungsbereich RESIST von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft bewilligt. In den nächsten vier Jahren werden wir zusammen mit unseren Partnern die verschiedenen Stressoren erforschen, die weltweit unsere aquatischen Ökosysteme bedrohen. Dazu werden verschiedensten Ansätze und Methoden kombiniert, um vor allem den Einfluss von Temperatur, Versalzung und Verschlechterung von Gewässerstruktur und Fließverhalten auf die biodiversität aquatischer Ökosysteme zu verstehen.

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