The Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena 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 are regularly publishing open positions here.

Job openings in the Management Office

Scientific manager (m/f/d)

As the new scientific manager of the Jena School for Microbial Communications, your input and contributions will be particularly important for the upcoming submissions for continued funding of the JSMC by the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung and the Cluster of Excellence “Balance of the Microverse” by the German Research Foundation (DFG) through federal and state funding. This provides a unique opportunity for an ambitious science manager with considerable international research experience to help shape the strategy and direction of these prestigious interdisciplinary institutions at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena.

Application deadline: 5th December 2022

Please submit your application (as a single pdf-file) stating the vacancy 394/2022 to: