The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) with its 1,100 employees has gained an excellent reputation as an international competence centre for environmental sciences. We are part of the largest scientific organisation in Germany, the Helmholtz association. Our mission: Our research seeks to find a balance between social development and the long-term protection of our natural resources.
Recycling of non-renewable resources like phosphorous is bound to become one of the major targets for sustainable agronomy and industry. Tackling of phosphorous recovery from municipal wastewater treatment plants by employing microbial cells in a phosphorous recovery module is one way into sustainability, provided that the basic functions of the microbial communities hosted at the wastewater treatment plant are not impaired.
The Flow Cytometry group at the Department of Environmental Microbiology of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ has wide experience in microbial community analysis in natural and artificial ecosystems, in quantification of their structure-function relationships and interpretation of their ecological behaviour.
This PhD project will focus on microbial phosphorous recovery at a full scale wastewater treatment plant. To this aim, a flexible P-recovery module will be set up and operated with close monitoring of the microbial communities and their functions.
The Department of Environmental Microbiology, Working group Flow Cytometry is inviting applications for a
Equal opportunities are an integral part of our personnel policy; we therefore particularly welcome applications from qualified women. Severely disabled persons are given priority where applicants are equally qualified.
Your contact for any questions you may have about the job:
Prof. Dr. Susann Müller
Phone: +49 341 235-1318
Place of work: Leipzig
Closing date for applications:
April 21st, 2019
Please use our online application system for your application:
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH – UFZ
|Title||PhD student (m/f/x)|
|Employer||Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research GmbH UFZ|
|Job location||Permoserstraße 15, 04318 Leipzig|
|Published||April 8, 2019|
|Application deadline||April 21, 2019|
|Job type||PhD  |
|Fields||Biotechnology,   Bioinformatics,   Microbiology,   Bioengineering  |