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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.

The Cluster of Excellence is looking for

1 open-topic Junior Research Group Leader

This position is open for candidates from all scientific disciplines represented in the Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse proposing a highly innovative research project within the core of the Microverse. The junior research group will be affiliated with a suitable institute of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena or extra-university institutes – depending on the thematic focus.

Application deadline: 25th January 2021

Applications in English should comprise a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates, research agenda, a list of publications and successful grant applications. Please submit your application as a single PDF document via email attachment to Dr. Angela Köhler, angela.koehler@microverse-cluster.de.