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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.

Application deadline: 15th October 2019

The Cluster of Excellence is also offering

1 postdoctoral position

In our Cluster of Excellence we aim to identify the shared characteristics of disturbed or polluted ecosystems as well as infectious diseases on the microbiome level, and develop strategies for their remediation by targeted interventions. Our full spectrum of expertise in the physical and life sciences will be leveraged to address these important issues in natural habitats as well as synthetic arenas in a collaborative manner.

Application deadline: 11th November 2019

Applications for these positions are exclusively 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.

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 - Resilience of the groundwater microbiome

Resilience of the groundwater microbiome

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to investigate interactions and metabolic dependencies of microbes in groundwater.

Supervisor:
Prof. Kirsten Küsel

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.

PhD - AREST

PhD - Antifungal resistance: from surveillance to treatment (AREST)

The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology (Leibniz HKI) invites applications for a doctoral researcher position.

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Leibniz HKI

Supervisor:
Dr. Olaf Kniemeyer

PhD - Spore surface attributes as virulence determinants in mucormycosis

PhD - Spore surface attributes as virulence determinants in mucormycosis

The Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio 124 - FungiNet invites applications for a doctoral researcher position.

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FungiNet

Supervisor:
Dr. Kerstin Voigt