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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 email@example.com.
To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired.
Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.
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