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At the moment we offer a position as

Junior Research Group Leader (f/m/d)

The Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse is inviting applications as Junior Research Group Leader (f/m/d) for the group on Mechanistic modeling of microbial interactions starting on September 1st, 2022.

Application deadline: June 15, 2022

Applications in English should comprise a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates, research agenda, and a list of publications, acquired funding and awards.

Please submit your application as a single PDF file, stating the vacancy ID 167/2022 by 15 June 2022 to Dr. Angela Köhler (Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse) microverse@uni-jena.de

The Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse invites applications for

Several postdoctoral researcher positions

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 affiliated early career program of the Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC) offers an ambitious, structured and interdisciplinary post-graduate training based on top-level fundamental research.

We are curently offering several postdoctoral and doctoral researcher positions. We are seeking motivated and engaging candidates who strive to collaborate widely and look beyond traditional disciplines to further our mission.

Application deadline: 20 June 2022

Applications for these positions are accepted via the JSMC Online Application Portal:
apply.jsmc.uni-jena.de.

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.

For questions and further information please contact us: office@jsmc.info

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 - Developing bioreactors enabling planctomycetal small molecule production

Developing bioreactors enabling planctomycetal small molecule production

In this project, we will create porous biocompatible 3D polymers and chemically tailor their internal surface to enable immobilization / growth of planctomycetes, respectively create a tailored local environment to utilize their function in small molecule production.

Supervisor:
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schubert

Postdoc - Identification of universal mediators of microbiome community structure through large scale cross-habitat comparisons

Identification of universal mediators of microbiome community structure through large scale cross-habitat comparisons

We plan to develop artificial intelligence workflows using large-scale community sequencing data sets from host, soil, and aquatic environments to shed light on the ecological properties of the different genera and on the potential of using them as global or habitat-specific modifiers of microbial communities. Therefore, the successful candidate is expected to elucidate factors that determine microbial colonization and persistence, as well as, microbial interdependencies within complex communities.

Supervisor:
Prof. Gianni Panagiotou

Postdoc - Metabolomics Data Mining

Metabolomics Data Mining

We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow with hands-on experience in (un-) targeted metabolomics data analysis, including data mining from public repositories. In close collaboration with metabolic modelling experts within our team, you will assess the nutrient dependencies and inter-dependencies of generalists and specialists and link those to metabolomic data.

Supervisor:
Prof. Dr. Bas Dutilh