Wednesday, December 20, 2006
PhD POSITION: Integrated Aquaculture Systems (Hohenheim)
Integrated rice-fish culture has the potential to supply substantial amounts of extra fish in rice producing countries. It has the additional advantage of using scarce natural resources, especially water and land, in a complementary way. In the current project, environmental effects and productivity of rice-fish systems will be studied in an interdisciplinary approach. Field experiments will be carried out at the Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) in Mymensingh (Bangladesh) using different finfish species as well as freshwater prawns, Macrobrachium rosenbergii. Important environmental factors to be studied include greenhouse gas emissions and related physicochemical parameters, rice field and water ecology, and soil fertility. The ultimate objective is to optimize the management of rice-fish systems from a production, but also from an environmental point of view.
The successful applicant will be responsible for organizing and carrying out field experiments on rice-fish culture at the Bangladesh Agricultural University. The candidate is also expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals and write a PhD thesis.
- Master or equivalent degree in biology, agricultural sciences, or fisheries
- Fluency in written and spoken English and experience in a developing country is mandatory
- Ability and willingness to work in an intercultural environment
- Flexibility and willingness to work in Bangladesh for a period of around 8 months per year
- Enthusiasm for experimental research
- Technical skills in measurements of greenhouse gas emissions are desirable but not mandatory
The Project is planned for a period of two years, subject to funding by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Remuneration will be according to TVL 13, plus an attractive extra allowance for the period of staying in Bangladesh.
- Contact: Prof. Dr. Klaus Becker
Institute of Animal Production in the Tropics and Subtropics (480B) Department of Aquaculture Systems and Animal Nutrition University of Hohenheim
70593 Stuttgart, Tel. +49 711 4593158, firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested applicants are invited to submit a comprehensive CV and a cover letter online in PDF-format.