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x Postdoc and 3 PhDs: Aquaculture practice in tropical coastal ecosystems_
The Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT) in Bremen, Germany,
is seeking for four scientists, each for a period of three years,
starting earliest on October 1, 2015, in the project ACUTE (AquaCUlture
practice in Tropical coastal Ecosystems).
ACUTE is an interdisciplinary project funded by the Leibniz society and
consists of several partners: AWI (Alfred-Wegener-Institut
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar-und Meeresforschung,Bremerhaven), IGB
(Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin),
ISAS(Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften, Dortmund), Marum
(Zentrum für Marine Umweltwissenschaften, Bremen) and University of Bremen.
The overall goal of ACUTE is to examine impacts of aquaculture effluents
on i) ambient microbial community structure, particularly the
distribution and spread of pathogens and antibiotic resistance genes,
ii) organic particle transportation and sedimentation rates of labile
organic matter, iii) metabolic performance of cultured fish stock, and
iv) a detailed in vestigation on human dimensions and stakeholder
decisions towards aquaculture practices. The project combines field
studies in Indonesia and the Philippines, lab studies, as well as
experimental model systems.
*1 PostDoc (Reference number 1 – Genomics)*will use a combination of
metagenome and metatranscriptome analyses to select suitable tracer
genes (type IV pilus, capsular polysaccharide biosynthesis, iron
acquisition, extracellular enzyme and toxin) which are well related to
pathogen proliferation induced by various aquaculture practices. The
goal of this study is to develop an AquaHealthChip, which can be used
for rapid monitoring of environmental health, without neglecting the
potential importance of aggregates in pathogen transmission. The postdoc
position will be based at ZMT with joint research stays at IGB Neuglobsow.
*1 PhD (Reference number 2 – Biogeochemistry)*will focus on organic
aggregates from aquaculture practice to determine organic matter
transport and turnover, as well as ecosystem consequences. This will be
done by in situ optical systems, sediment traps, microsensors and
biogeochemical measurements. This is important in the context of disease
ecology with respect to the transmission of waterborne diseases from
aquatic reservoirs to humans.
*1 PhD (Reference number 3 – Ecology/Physiology)*will focus on
metabolism of cultured fish species through measurements of oxygen
consumption, enzymatic studies and biomarkers. Experiments will be
conducted both for resting and exercising individuals while
environmental conditions will be manipulated. A comparison of
aquaculture systems with different intensities will be undertaken and
pioneer trials with IMTA setup developed with the goal to avoid or
minimize nutrient output for management recommendations.
*PhD (Reference number 4 – Socio-economics)*will focus on the
socio-economic consequences and collective action problems resulting out
of increased aquaculture production. The candidate should have a
background in a social science disciplines with a focus on the analyses
of social-ecological systems. This should enable the candidate to do a
(qualitative) comparative case study approach.
*Application deadline: 31st of August 2015*
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