2 PhD positions "Biobricks of Microbial Natural Product Syntheses"
2 PhD positions
for three years initially in the field of Synthetic Microbiology.
The successful candidates will be involved in the genomic manipulation of model organisms to heterologously express eukaryotic secondary metabolite gene clusters.
Our requirements: We expect a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Life Sciences (e.g. Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Chemistry). Suitable candidates should have a strong background either in molecular biology or in biological chemistry. Experience in microbiology is advantageous but not required. Applicants should have very good communication skills in English and a high motivation to perform team-oriented as well as independent work.
The field of work includes: the genomic manipulation of model organisms (e.g. Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Aspergilli); the identification and isolation active metabolites; the elucidation of metabolic pathways and their key elements (e.g. polyketide synthases). The project aims to optimize the expression of cryptic gene clusters and to identify new therapeutics.
We offer: The successful candidates will be hosted in the group “Biobricks of Microbial Natural Product Syntheses” (Dr. Vito Valiante), which is a new independent junior research group at the HKI. The HKI is embedded in the outstanding scientific environment of the Beutenberg Campus providing state-of-art research facilities and a highly integrative network of life science groups. We offer a multifaceted scientific project supported by excellent technical facilities, a place in a young, committed team, as well as strong scientific collaborations. As a PhD student, you will be integrated in one of the established graduate schools ILRS or JSMC, which offer additional mentoring support and provide additional training through a structured onsite program. Training will include key areas of science and technology, and complementary skills.
Salary is paid according to German TV-L (salary agreement for public service employees). As an equal opportunity employer the HKI is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and therefore especially encourages them to apply.
Further information: Dr. Vito Valiante +49 3641 532 1090 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete applications in English should include a CV, a complete list of publications, a brief statement of research experiences and interests, the addresses of two possible referees, and should be submitted until October 30, 2015 referring to HKI job posting No. 24/2015 to email@example.com.
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The Leibniz-Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology (HKI) identifies and investigates natural products produced by microorganisms, mainly fungi, to understand their role as mediators of biological communication and to use them for the elucidation of cellular processes. Furthermore, scientists at the Institute are interested in understanding the pathobiology of...Mehr über die Leibniz-Institut für Naturstoff-Forschung und Infektionsbiologie