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The Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse invites applications for

1 junior group leader to head a research group on Causal Inference

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.

The concerted efforts in the Cluster generate a diversity of data from microbial consortia in various habitats. Within the Cluster of Excellence, a junior research group will be established focusing on the development of methods and tools for the identification of cause-effect relations.

Applications in English should comprise a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates, research agenda, a list of publications with selected reprints, a list of successful grant applications and a description of teaching experience. Please submit your application as a single PDF document via email attachment to microverse@uni-jena.de.

We are also offering

1 scientific software developer position for research data management platforms and tools

This position will focus on the development of software and tools for the management of multimodal data in the Cluster. The position will be jointly supervised by Prof. Dr. Birgitta König-Ries and Prof. Dr. Christoph Steinbeck and will be associated with the Michael-Stifel-Center Jena for data-driven and simulation science (mscj.uni-jena.de). The successful candidate will work closely with the data scientist responsible for the Cluster’s integrative research data management.

Applications in English should comprise a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates. A link to a github repository or similar is a plus. Please submit your application as a single PDF document via email attachment to microverse@uni-jena.de.

Application deadline: 9th March 2020