PhD Scholarship “Modeling Microbial Degradation in Soil” – Germany

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.

Predicting the fate of organic chemicals in natural soils is challenged by the complex interplay between the properties of the chemicals and the high spatio-temporal variability of environmental conditions in soils. This project will meet this challenge by using an advanced numerical reactive transport modeling approach to determine the influence of soil matrix properties on the microbial degradation of organic chemicals.


  • Master of Science or equivalent degree in a relevant natural science or engineering subject
  • Strong background in computational science
  • Knowledge on computational fluid dynamics, subsurface transport processes, soil science, biogeochemistry and/or microbiology is beneficial
  • Good English and communication skills
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Institute Name: Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH - UFZ • Leipzig
Degree/Course: PhD
Deadline: May 01, 2018
Country: Germany
Course Start:
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