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

Student Assistant/Studentische Hilfskraft

Wir, das Exzellenzcluster „Balance of the Microverse“ der FSU Jena, suchen für die Vorbereitung und Bewerbung der Premiere des Planetariumfilms "The Secret Life of Microbes" eine studentische Hilfskraft zur Unterstützung.

Bitte meldet euch bis 13.06.2023 bei dania.rose-sperling@uni-jena.de

The Viral Ecology and Omics group seeks to fill the positions of

2 doctoral and 1 postdoctoral researchers

The Viral Ecology and Omics Group (https://www.veo.uni-jena.de/) aims to study the role of viruses in the Microverse. To do this, we combine high-throughput microbiological and eco/evolutionary experiments with molecular biology, microscopy, (meta ) genomics, bioinformatics, arti􀀁cial intelligence, and computational modelling. Our bioinformatics lab manager facilitates access to our high-performance compute cluster. Our wet lab team facilitates experiments in our microbiological lab which features an automated incubation system. The embedding in the Microverse Cluster ensures collaborations with scientists whose expertise spans diverse biomes. The Viral Ecology and Omics Group of Alexander von Humboldt Professor Dr. Bas E. Dutilh at the Cluster of Excellence “Balance of the Microverse” in Jena seeks two doctoral and one postdoctoral researchers.

Please submit your application as a single PDF document via email attachment to b.e.dutilh@uni-jena.de.

Application deadline: 30th June 2023

The junior research group of Dr. Amelia Barber invites applications for a

Technical Assistant Biology (m/f/d)

The research group focuses on fungi that cause human disease (e.g. Aspergillus and Candida), including how they cause disease, their interactions with bacteria, as well as antifungal resistance in these organisms.

Applications in English should comprise a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of degrees, employer references and/or the contact information for two references.

Please submit your application by 2 July 2023 through our online system.