Master Thesis - Effects of Pesticides in the Context of Multiple Stressors

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH-UFZ

The use of agricultural pesticides already affects aquatic communities in unexpectedly low concentrations. The decisive factor is the synergetic effect of pollutants in combination with other stress factors such as climate change or nutrient pollution. The Department of Systems Ecotoxicology explores these complex issues using a variety of approaches and (i) develops methods to predict these effects, (ii) supports national (Federal Environment Agency) and European (EFSA) risk assessment, and (iii) provides the basis for improving the welfare of our ecosystems.

We are looking for a highly motivated student (f/m/x) to write a master thesis at the earliest possible opportunity

Master Thesis - Effects of Pesticides in the Context of Multiple Stressors

The application process will be continued until the position ist filled.

Your tasks:

  • Laboratory experiments with Daphnia magna with regard to field-relevant, multiple stress effects
  • Statistical evaluation of laboratory results
  • Participation in the development of prediction methods

We offer:

  • Great insights into the work in a leading research institute
  • Individual supervision with the possibility to contribute your own ideas
  • An own topic to work on independently
  • Work in international teams
Your profile:

  • Study background in biology, environmental sciences or related disciplines
  • Strong interest in applied, ecological issues
  • Motivation to work independently and develop your own ideas
  • Laboratory experience desirable
  • Knowledge in dealing with aquatic organisms (in particular Daphnia) advantageous
  • Basic knowledge of statistics and experience in dealing with R would be advantageous
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH-UFZ
Department of System-Ecotoxicology
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig
Herr Prof. Dr. Matthias Liess; Herr Florian Schunck
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