|Institution||Faculty of Biology - Zoomorphologie|
|Remuneration group||TV-L E13|
|Full-time / Part-time||Full-time (100%)|
|Start date||2023-09-01 (The position is limited to a duration of 36 months)|
We are inviting a motivated doctoral candidate to participate in the exciting project titled “Fate and transport of the microplastic in soil mesofauna”. The project is focusing on the fate and impact of microplastic particles (MP) and associated chemical pollutants on the soil fauna.
We are looking for you:
The candidates must not yet be in possession of a doctoral degree at the date of recruitment. The position is part of a doctoral network (see below) and provides ample opportunities for international and inter-sectoral secondments, international joint experiments, advanced training courses (ATCs) among other activities. The candidates can be of any nationality, but must comply with the following mobility rule: At the time of selection by the host organization, the candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organization for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to recruitment.
The position is limited to a duration of 36 months. Starting date is 1 September 2023.
The successful candidate will be based in the workgroup of Zoomorphology at LMU Munich at the campus Martinsried (part of municipality Planegg) south-west of Munich, in close proximity to Munich. Child care facilities as well as schools are nearby. The project will involve short secondments to the University of Nis (Serbia), University of Birmingham (UK) and California Water Board (Berkley, California, USA). Additionally, the candidate will spend extended secondment (1–3 months) at the Estación Biológica de Doñana in Seville (Spain), conducting experiments with soil mesofauna.
The candidates will be remunerated according to the standard Marie Curie rate, which includes monthly living allowance, mobility allowance, and if applicable family allowance and allowance for the long-term secondments. The candidates will also be able to join the Life Science School Munich (LSM), a graduate school at LMU Munich, which provides excellent opportunities for career and personal development.
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.
Applications of women are strongly encouraged. We actively promote gender equality.
Also possible in a part-time capacity.People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.
Please send your application to email@example.com until April 15, 2023. The application should include CV, transcript of records, letter of motivation, and the names and contact details of potential referees.
Contact for further information:
Prof. Dr. Joachim T. Haug
Faculty of Biology
Großhaderner Str. 2
Phone: +49-89-2180-74132; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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