Competition and invasion of HABs in the Arctic

Join us for a project on competition between harmful algal bloom (HAB) species and non-HAB species in Arctic waters in Greenland. We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to study the conditions that might favor a competitive advantage of temperate HAB species over Arctic non-HAB species and the invasion of HAB species into Arctic waters in coastal Greenland. The project is part of a collaborative initiative involving molecular scientists, eco-evolutionary biologists, modelers, and experts in translational approaches, and aims to identify tipping points and warning signals for HAB invasions. The project includes laboratory work in our laboratory at the University of Konstanz using high-throughput methods to identify the processes that determine the outcome of the competition using coexistence theories, field work in Greenland (2 x 6 weeks), and a scientific cruise.

Candidates with a Ph.D. in ecology are encouraged to apply and should have a background in the study of coexistence and/or have worked with plankton systems and have an enthusiasm for basic research. The successful candidate should be able to communicate effectively with people from a wide range of disciplines.

Funding is available for up to 36 months, with a starting date of January 1st 2024.

We value a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for these positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief cover letter and contacts of 2 professional references to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.