Dear colleagues
please find below a PhD project description within the newly established 
Research and Training School Baltic Transcoast funded by the German 
Science Foundation.

The University of Rostock together with the Leibniz-Institute for Baltic 
Sea Research (IOW) is seeking a highly motivated PhD candidate for the 
DFG Research Training Group “Baltic TRANSCOAST”. The program will start 
on January 1st, 2016, the individual project announced here should start 
as soon as possible in 2016. The salary is 75% of a full TV-L E13 
position for 3 years.

The Research Training Group “Baltic TRANSCOAST” investigates 
hydrological, biogeochemical and biological processes at the interface 
of a coastal peatland and the Baltic Sea at a site near Rostock. It is 
expected that the intensive exchange processes are modulated by sea 
level changes and occur above ground and below through submarine 
groundwater discharge. Water fluxes and solute transport through the 
coastal ecotone and along the coast, microbial processes, and the 
interaction of benthic animals and plants with their environment are the 
major topics of research. PhD candidate will gain extensive knowledge on 
specific processes combined with an overall, inter-disciplinary 
knowledge of coastal processes. Moreover, she/he will receive intensive 
training in soft skills and attend courses provided by the Baltic 
Transcoast education module and the Graduate Academy of the University 
of Rostock. More information on each of the individual PhD projects can 
be found on the project web page

We are seeking an excellent, enthusiastic researcher that enjoys working 
in a diverse scientific team bridging terrestrial and marine sciences in 
coastal research. Candidates should hold a master or diploma degree with 
above-average grade in (Geo)chemistry or Hydrogeology. Excellent skills 
of English language, which will be the working language, interest in 
coastal biogeochemical processes including SGD are desired. The 
individual project will be jointly supervised by marine and terrestrial 
scientists. The project to be filled is G1: ‘The influence of 
terrestrial input on fluxes from and element (C-N-S-P, metals) 
transformations in shallow water sands of the Baltic Sea coast’, 
supervised by M. Böttcher, M. Voss, IOW, G. Jurasinski, AUF Univ. Rostock)

Application period ends Jan 15 2016

Application: Candidates are asked to send their applications in English 
language including a letter of motivation, CV, copies of relevant 
certificates and two reference letters all combined into one pdf file to 
Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde
Seestraße 15
D- 18119 Warnemünde, Germany
Key word: Baltic TRANSCOAST
Or preferably sent via email as PDF-document to: 
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Detailed information is provided on 
and by Prof. Dr. M. E. Böttcher, Email: [log in to unmask]

Applications of handicapped persons will be preferred if the suitability 
to achieve the described tasks are equal. Please notify any handicaps 
already in your application.

The University of Rostock and the IOW are equal opportunity employers. 
The application of women is especially welcome. The University of 
Rostock holds the certificate “Beruf und Familie” and the IOW a TEQ 
certificate which ensure family friendly facilities and environment at 
both places.
Any expenses in connection with the application cannot be incurred.

Speaker of the Research and Training School is:
Prof Dr. Bernd Lennartz
Faculty for Agriculture and Environment
University Rostock

Maren Voss
Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemuende (IOW)
Seestr 15
D-18119 Rostock