Doctoral position (m/f/d) full-time job limited to 3 years außertarifliche Vergütung mit einem Haushaltsbrutto zw. 3.942,20€ – 4.437,20€ reference code: PlasticU_2023, Bewerbungsende: 29.05.2023
Job description: The successful candidate will become a part of the PlasticUnderground Horizon Europe ITN Project. Overall, applications are invited for 14 PhD positions funded by the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Actions Doctoral Network PlasticUnderground.
The PlasticUnderground Doctoral Network (DN) is an international, multi-partner, inter-sectoral doctoral research-training network with the aim to prepare an international cohort of Doctoral Candidates in the development of solutions to the emerging plastic pollution crisis in soils and groundwater.
Given the evolving understanding of subsurface soil and groundwater ecosystems as long-term storage pools of micro- and nanoplastics, interdisciplinary capacity that can support and provide guidance for the management of these systems, as well as development of adequate technological, social behavioural and legislative solutions is urgently needed.
This interdisciplinary DN will integrate comprehensive training opportunities in cutting edge technological innovations, regulatory and behavioural approaches across traditional disciplinary and sectoral boundaries. The consortium comprises universities, research institutions and companies located in the UK, France, Spain, Serbia, Italy, Switzerland, Cyprus and Germany.
Researchers funded by Doctoral Networks
– must not have a doctoral degree at the date of their recruitment
– can be of any nationality
– should be enrolled in a doctoral programme during the project
– should spend at least 50% of their time outside academia, for Industrial Doctorates
– should comply with the mobility rules: in general, they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting organisation for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before their recruitment date
Requirements: MSc degree in Environmental Science, Ecology, Soil science, or any other related field
Desirable: The candidate will be based in our lab in Berlin and will be expected to carry out lab experiments on the effects and transport of microplastic in soils. The candidate should have experience with lab experimentation and ideally also with microplastic, and should have excellent English language and statistics skills.
Previous work on pollutant transport or with high-throughput sequencing of microbial communities in soils, or an interest in such work, would be an advantage. For further information, please contact Mr Prof. Dr. Matthias Rillig (firstname.lastname@example.org/ 030 838 53165).
Application Information: Applications should be sent by e-mail, together with significant documents, indicating the reference code, in PDF format (preferably as one document) to Mr Prof. Dr. Matthias Rillig: email@example.com
or postal to Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Biologie, Chemie, Pharmazie, Institut für Biologie, AG Rillig – Plastic Underground, Herrn Prof. Dr. Matthias Rillig, Altensteinstr. 614195 Berlin (Dahlem)With an electronic application, you acknowledge that FU Berlin saves and processes your data. FU Berlin cannot guarantee the security of your personal data if you send your application over an unencrypted connection.