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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 Balance of the Microverse invites applications for

Several doctoral and 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: 3rd August 2021

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

PhD - The role of CD4+ Foxp3+ regulatory T cells for gut microbiome constitution: atherosclerosis and modulatory effects of physical exercise

The role of CD4+ Foxp3+ regulatory T cells for gut microbiome constitution: atherosclerosis and modulatory effects of physical exercise

We are looking for a doctoral researcher to support our aim to identify factors that can serve as diagnostic markers or as therapeutic agents to rebalance the microbiome as well as revealing the causal effects of the dysbalanced microbiome on atherosclerosis.

Supervisor:
Dr. Thierry Siemeni

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 - Consequences of bacterial-fungal interactions for intestinal colonization and development of the immune system

Consequences of bacterial-fungal interactions for intestinal colonization and development of the immune system

The aim of this project is to gain novel insights into microbial interactions in the gut and the consequences for microbial colonization and host responses by using three model microbes: C. albicans, Bacteroides vulgatus, and E. faecalis.

Supervisor:
Prof. Dr. Ilse Jacobsen

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.

Postdoc/Research Assistant in Microbial Ecology

Postdoc/Research Assistant in Microbial Ecology

At the Institute of Biodiversity / Aquatic Geomicrobiology Group of the Faculty of Biological Sciences of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, a postdoc/research assistant position is available at the earliest possible date.

More information on the
Institute of Biodiversity

Job opportunity:
Postdoc Microbial Ecology

Application deadline: June 27, 2021

Doctoral Researcher in Microbiology / Infection Immunology

Doctoral Researcher in Microbiology / Infection Immunology

The fungus Candida albicans is both a commensal that can be found on mucosal surfaces of the majority of healthy humans, but also an opportunistic pathogen causing a range of infections. Since the gut is the main reservoir for C. albicans strains causing infection, we’re investigation which mechanisms influence intestinal colonization and how colonization affects the immune system of the host.

The project is part of the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio 124 – FungiNet: Pathogenic fungi and their human host: Networks of interaction

Application deadline: August 3, 2021