The Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) is inviting applications for a PhD position focussing on the role of microorganisms for phosphorus diagenesis in lake sediments. The position is based at the Department of Chemical Analytics and Biogeochemistry in Berlin. Funding has been secured for 3 years.
We seek to recruit an excellent and highly motivated doctoral student with an interest in interdisciplinary work. The project will focus on the interplay of microbial and chemical mechanisms to forming P minerals. The results serve as basis for innovative managing of eutrophication and P recovery from natural and technical systems. The position is part of the Innovative Training Network (EU) “Capture, recycling and societal management of phosphorus in the environment” (RecaP). The consortium involves multiple fellow students, scientists, engineers and economists from eleven countries.