PhD position on mechanistic effect model development in the EU project SYBERAC

The Environmental Systems Modelling Department of the Mathematics / Computer
Science / Physics
faculty at Osnabrück University is recruiting a research assistant for a PhD position on mechanistic effect model development in the EU project SYBERAC to start on 01.07.2024 limited until 31.12.2027.

The Environmental Systems Modeling Department is concerned with the analysis and simulation of the fate and potential effects of chemicals and other stressors in environmental systems.

The group is currently looking for a PhD position in modelling the uptake and effects of pesticides on different species as part of The Horizon Europe project SYBERAC. SYBERAC focuses on the development of systems-based approaches to assess the impact of pesticides on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning at the landscape scale.


  • Participation in the Horizon Europe project SYBERAC with the task of mathematical
    modelling of the effects of chemicals, especially pesticides, on arthropods;
  • Participation in the research of the Environmental Systems Modelling group.

Opportunity for doctoral research outside working hours will be given.


  • Completed scientific university degree in the fields of Mathematics, (Environmental)
    Systems Science, Ecotoxicology, Geoecology or other relevant degree programmes;
  • Knowledge of mathematical modelling;
  • Knowledge of environmental behaviour and ecotoxicology of chemicals;
  • Programming skills, e.g. in Python or C(++).

Offer to applicants

  • Collaboration in a dynamic academic research group;
  • Participation in an exciting international research project (EU Horizon Europe);
  • Participation in international project meetings and conferences, and opportunity for
    international exchange;
  • Salary scale E 13 TV-L, 50%.

Application and contact details

Application deadline: 21 May 2024

Please send applications to Ms Nina Nowack (
For further information contact Prof Andreas Focks at +49541 969 2499