12 PhD position in Environmental Research

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) with its 1,100 employees has gained an excellent reputation as an international competence centre for environmental sciences. It is a part of the largest scientific organisation in Germany, the Helmholtz association. Mission: The research seeks to find a balance between social development and the long-term protection of our natural resources.

In a framework of 10 Integrated Projects (IPs) scientists address key environmental challenges following a solution-oriented approach.In order to strengthen its interdisciplinary work, UFZ is currently offering 12 PhD positions.

Post Type: PhD

Application deadline: 26th February 2016

Scholarships/Tuition Fee: Funded

Assessing socio-spatial impacts on health of children in urban areas

Development of a coupled foodweb model for a mechanistic multiple stressor assessment in riverine ecosystems

Modelling grassland dynamics: the role of species traits, soil and climate

Impact of land use on multifunctional agro-ecosystems

Reduced Complexity Models for Subsurface Flow: a numerical approach towards goal orientated model development (Virtual Aquifer)

Using ecotoxicology to develop design criteria for nature based wastewater treatment technologies

Modeling microbial degradation in soil

Toxicokinetic modeling of perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) in humans

Using travel time distributions to link water quantity and quality at catchment scale

Biomethanation of renewable hydrogen (power-to-gas) by reactor microbiomes

Diagnosis of disrupted genetic variability by genotoxicants and pesticides in multiple stressed aquatic ecosystems

Smart sensor and data technologies to test mechanisms of plant community response to global change


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