Both the versatility and durability of plastics makes it a commonly used material, but causes growing environmental problems and concerns. The newly established research platform PLENTY investigates the global plastic pollution by assessing the environmental impact of plastics and the societal perception of plastics in daily life. We aim to effectively link the environmental and socioecological aspects on the fate of plastics in our environment.

Open Positions

Doctoral positions

Three doctoral positions are to be filled at the research platform:

PhD position on the biogeochemistry and microbial ecology of plastics in the marine, estuarine and freshwater environment: University Assistant (prae doc): closed

PhD position on plastics as a vector of contaminants and the behavior and fate of plastics in the environment: University Assistant (prae doc), reference number: 8542, application deadline: 08.07.2018 (application deadline extended)

PhD position on the plastic-environment interactions exploring cultural narratives produced by citizens and their habitats of dealing with plastic in everyday contex: University Assistant (prae doc), reference number: 8636, application deadline: 14.06.2018

Further informaton: Job Center of the University of Vienna

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