Biofilm Research

Saturday, November 3, 2012
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PhD Position
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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Engler-Bunte Institute
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Job description: Our research focuses on water quality and advanced process technologies for water and wastewater treatment. The relevance of biofilms for water quality in natural and technical systems is one of the main areas of interest. Ph.D. positions are available in one of the following topics: - aerobic granular sludge - multidimensional biofilm (system) modeling - biofilm imaging and image analysis - spectroscopic techniques to characterize biofilms - microbial ecology in engineered biofillm systems Qualification: The candidate should hold a M.Sc./Diploma degree in chemical, environmental, biotechnological or process engineering or similar. Knowledge in one or more of the following areas is of advantage: water/wastewater treatment, modeling of (micro)biological systems and mass transport as well as mass transfer, biofilms/biofilm technologies, moelcular tools, and imaging methods. Salary: The remuneration occurs on the basis of the wage agreement of the civil service in TV-L. Contract duration: 3 years Application up to: 15.07.2012 Contact person: For further questions with respect to this position, please contact , Dr. Susanne Lackner, +49 (0)721/608-43849. Application: Please send your application preferably in electronic form, including your CV, a letter of motivation (max. 1 page), your academic record and contact details of 2 referees, to: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Engler-Bunte-Institute Chair of Water Chemistry and Water Technology Dr. Susanne Lackner Engler-Bunte-Ring 1, Geb. 40.04 76131 Karlsruhe Email: susanne.lackner@kit.edu KIT is pursuing a gender equality policy. Women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. If qualified, handicapped applicants will be preferred.