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The Department of Biology and Environmental Science is part of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. The research activities within this multidisciplinary department include the areas of aquatic ecology, cell and organism biology, evolutionary biology, microbiology, environmental science and environmental engineering as well as disease ecology.
Future climate scenarios predict increasing surface temperatures, decreased salinity, and changes in wind-driven upwelling in the Baltic Sea that will likely induce significant changes in phytoplankton and cyanobacterial dynamics. Potentially creating shifts in dominating phytoplankton groups from diatoms to green algae and cyanobacteria, with consequences for higher trophic levels. Such changes will have large impacts on nutrient cycling, sedimentation rates and food web efficiency of the ecosystem. We are seeking a PhD student for a project examining how the connections between nutrients and interactions in planktonic microbial communities affect food web efficiency in a climate change perspective. The student will work with long-term field observations and laboratory data using both microbial and molecular tools to gain an understanding of the consequences of future scenarios.
This study is part of a larger multidisciplinary project that seeks to understand diversity, ecology and physiology of microbial plankton communities within a climate change perspective.
The research is part of the research group Marine Plankton Ecology and Applications and will be conducted in collaboration with other scientists within the framework of the Strong Research Environment ECOCHANGE and the Centre for Ecology and Evolution in Microbial model Systems (EEMiS) within Linnaeus University that comprises expertise in ecology, evolution, and microbiology.
According to the Higher Education Ordinance a person appointed to a doctoral studentship should primarily devote himself/herself to his/her own studies. An appointee may, however, work to a limited extent with education, research, artistic development, and administration. However, before a doctoral degree has been awarded, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20% of a full-time post.
A person fulfils the general entry requirements if he/she
Other assessment grounds
Evaluation and selection criteria
The selection of candidates is made with regard to the applicant's ability to successfully complete and benefit from their studies at the graduate level.
More information about the evaluation and selection criteria can be found in the subject area's general syllabus, see https://lnu.se/en/education/PhD-studies/
Admittance in: Ecology
Employment: Employment as a doctoral student is limited according to HF chapter 5 § 7. The total employment period may not be longer than the equivalent postgraduate studies full-time for four years.
Placement city: Kalmar
Last day for application is April 30.
Dr. Elin Lindehoff (firstname.lastname@example.org), +46(0)-480-447359; Professor Catherine Legrand (Catherine.email@example.com) +46(0)-480-447309; Dr. Hanna Farnelid (firstname.lastname@example.org),+46(0)-480-446296 Head of Department Per-Eric Betzholtz (email@example.com), +46-(0)480-446249; or HR partner Christian Andersson (christian. firstname.lastname@example.org)
Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.
Please apply by clicking on the Apply button at the bottom of the ad. Applicants are requested to the application resolving CV, cover letter , a copy of a relevant essay , grades and certificates and other relevant documents. The applicant also requested to submit with their application a proposed research plan within the current area of research. All documents must be attached to digital in the application. The application and other documents shall be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.
|Title||Doctoral student in Phytoplankton Ecology|
|Job location||Universitetsplatsen 1, 35195 Växjö|
|Published||April 16, 2019|
|Application deadline||April 30, 2019|
|Job type||PhD  |
|Fields||Ecology,   Biostatistics,   Microbiology,   Aquaculture,   Marine Biology  |