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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Fak­ultät III - Depart­ment of Envir­on­mental Tech­no­logy / Water Qual­ity Engin­eer­ing

Research Assist­ant - 0.75 work­ing time - salary grade E13 TV-L Ber­liner Hoch­schu­len

Work­ing field:

The research will focus on cyanobac­teria dynam­ics in the lit­toral zone of lakes. The aim is to develop a pre­dict­ive under­stand­ing of lake cyanobac­teria eco­logy con­sid­er­ing pela­gic – litto-ral feed­backs. Two of Ber­lin’s lakes (Tegeler See and Müggelsee) will serve as test­beds. Obser­va­tions will be obtained using in situ sensors and sampling and ana­lysis (cell counts, tox­ins). Mod­el­ing will build on past mod­els (IAM, PCLake, Salmo) and include rel­ev­ant mech­an­isms (phys­ical, chem­ical, syn­er­gism with mac­ro­phytes, pass­ive trans­port with mac­ro­phytes), and con­sider pela­gic – lit­toral feed­backs. There will be a close col­lab­or­a­tion with other UWI pro­jects study­ing invas­ive mus­sels (U1), sed­i­ment bed – water inter­ac­tion (U3) and green­house gas emis­sion (U4) in urban lakes, and pro­jects that focus on remote sens­ing (W3) and bank fil­tra­tion (H1) in urban areas.


The can­did­ate holds a suc­cess­fully com­pleted uni­versity degree (Mas­ter, Dip­lom or equi­val­ent) in Envir­on­mental Sci­ences or Engin­eer­ing with a focus on water qual­ity or a related field and is enthused about the pro­spect of work­ing in an inter­dis­cip­lin­ary col­lab­or­at­ive team of envir­on­mental engin­eers and sci­ent­ists. The can­did­ate should be exper­i­enced in the devel­op­ment and applic­a­tion of water qual­ity mod­els (e.g. pro­gram­ming skills, numer­ical meth­ods).

Super­visors: Prof. Ferdi Hell­weger (TUB) and Dr. Sabine Hilt (IGB). Please address enquir­ies to Prof. Ferdi Hell­weger (

How to ap­ply:

Please send your writ­ten applic­a­tion with the ref­er­ence num­ber and the usual doc­u­ments to Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin - Der Präsid­ent - Fakultät III, Institut für Technischen Umweltschutz, FG Wasserreinhaltung, Prof. Dr. Hellweger, Sekr. KF 4, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin or by e-mail to

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