A Research Associate / a Research Assistant in Institute for Landscape Ecology University of Münster, Institute for Landscape Ecology Germany

As part of the BMBF-funded project MikroPlaTaS ( https://www.fona.de/mediathek/pdf/2017_Plastik-in-der-Umwelt_Verbundprojekte_Umweltforum.pdf ), the Institute for Landscape Ecology of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster is in the possession of the next possible date for 36 months limited the place


a research associate /
a research assistant
salary group 13 TV-L



to occupy 65% of the regular weekly working hours. The regular weekly working hours are currently 39 hours 50 minutes.


The opportunity for promotion is given.


The collaborative project MikroPlaTaS investigates the importance of dams and reservoirs for the transport of microplastics in limnic ecosystems and the influence of the interactions of microplastics, biofilms and organisms. In the position advertised here, the sedimentation rates of microplastics and the effects of the biofilm colonization of plastic on benthic invertebrates are to be investigated in cooperation with the other partners.


Task description:


Ecotoxicological and physiological analysis of the effects of the uptake of microplastics on benthic invertebrates (macrozoobenthos) and the indirect effect on invertebrates by influencing biofilms.
Determination of Sedimentation Rates of Microplastics and Macrozoobenthos Settlement in the Field.
Prerequisites for hiring are a MSc or Diploma degree in Ecology, Ecotoxicology, Limnology, Biology or similar fields with sound knowledge of aquatic ecology or animal ecology. Experience in experimental laboratory and field work is expected. Knowledge of the determination of the macrozoobenthos is an advantage.


EMU advocates gender equality and seeks to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Applications from women are therefore expressly welcome. Women are given preference for the same suitability, aptitude and professional performance, provided that no reasons prevail in the person of a competitor. Handicapped persons are given preferential treatment with the same qualification, but limitations due to accessibility to the investigation points in the field may be of importance.


Questions and your application with the usual documents, the abstract and the introduction of the last final paper should be sent as a pdf file until January 29, 2018 to:


Dr. Friederike Gabel
Westfälische-Wilhelms-University Münster
Institute for Landscape Ecology
Heisenbergstraße 2
48149 Münster

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