The Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse invites applications
For 6 doctoral and 5 postdoctoral positions
The Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, combines expertise in life, material, optical and computational sciences to elevate microbiome studies from descriptive to hypothesis-driven and functional analyses. Our core mission is to elucidate fundamental principles of the interactions and functions in microbial communities in diverse habitats ranging from oceans and ground water to plant and human hosts. We aim to identify the shared characteristics of disturbed or polluted ecosystems as well as infectious diseases on the microbiome level, and develop strategies for their remediation by targeted interventions. Our full spectrum of expertise in the physical and life sciences will be leveraged to address these important issues in natural habitats as well as synthetic arenas in a collaborative manner.
Application deadline: 5th August 2019
Applications for these positions are exclusively accepted via the JSMC Online Application Portal:
Please note that you may apply for up to three projects during the application process. For your application we require scans of your graduation certificates and/or academic transcripts.
Doctoral researcher positions
Doctoral researchers at the Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse will benefit from research-oriented teaching, interdisciplinary training and career development support.
PhD - The basis of resilience in the A. thaliana leaf microbiota
PhD - Mid-infrared microscopy with quantum light for chemical imaging of cell communities
Mid-infrared microscopy with quantum light for chemical imaging of cell communities
We are looking for a doctoral researcher to develop MIR quantum imaging into a high-resolution microscopy technique and test its suitability for the investigation of complex cell arrangements.
Prof. Andreas Tünnermann
PhD - Stimulus-release from structured glass surfaces
PhD - Photoinducible localizable modulators
PhD - Biotic interactions of different stages of a green algal life cycle
Biotic interactions of different stages of a green algal life cycle
We are looking for a doctoral researcher to investigate the life cycle of a microalgal model system and interactions with other microorganisms in a natural-structured microverse environment.
Prof. Maria Mittag
PhD - Hydrophobicity for exchange of signals
Postdoctoral researcher positions
Postdoctoral researchers will find a highly cooperative environment in the Cluster of Excellence. They will benefit from mentoring and career orientation offers as well as networking activities.
Postdoc - Cross-talk of the intestinal microbiome with the systemic immune system
Cross-talk of the intestinal microbiome with the systemic immune system
We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to investigate how the intestinal microbiota affect systemic immune responses to fungal infections in a mouse model system.
Prof. Ilse Jacobsen
Postdoc - Droplet cultivation and characterization of defined natural microbial consortia
Droplet cultivation and characterization of defined natural microbial consortia
We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher who will exploit a microfluidics platform for the culturing of microorganisms from different environmental and host habitats for the discovery of highly specific co-cultures and new natural products.
Prof. Miriam Agler-Rosenbaum
Postdoc - Integrative Research Data Management
Integrative Research Data Management
We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with experience in data management and integration as well as a strong background in software engineering to help integrate the analysis of large data sets from a variety of biological settings.
Postdoc - Etalon-enhanced mapping of small molecules
Postdoc - Genome-streamlining of small-sized microbes
Further job openings in the thematic area
Scientists of the Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse work in a highly interwoven research environment. Here we publish job advertisements of associated institutions and research alliances in the thematic area.