The Department of Experimental Limnology is located north of Berlin on the shores of Lake Stechlin. Its research focuses on assessing the consequences of global environmental change on the biodiversity and processes of aquatic ecosystems. The dynamics of zooplankton, algae, bacteria and fungi in lakes receive particular attention. The analysis of long-term data, the development of ecological models and field experiments, especially in a large facility, the LakeLab in Lake Stechlin, are essential elements of the research conducted in the department. The knowledge gained in our research is used to devise concepts and methods that foster the sustainable management of lakes in the light of rapidly proceeding environmental change.
To strengthen the team we are looking for a highly motivated Technical Assistant (m/f/d) to participate in research on the ecology of plankton. The primary responsibility is the taxonomic analysis of mesozooplankton, but also of microzooplankton and phytoplankton, using both traditional light microscopy and novel image-based approaches, including artificial intelligence. Routine taxonomic analyses of plankton are a large portion of the work. Participation in experiments and field sampling is also expected. The position is planned to start on March 1, 2022.