Bacterial interactions with new antimicrobial biomaterials

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The Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC) is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. JSMC is an ambitious Graduate School with over 150 doctoral researchers who are educated in a structured, interdisciplinary training program based on top-level fundamental research. It conceptionally combines different research areas to a comprehensive picture of microbial communication ( Institutes at five faculties of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, six non-university research institutes as well as 12 partner companies are participating in this cutting-edge research and training program.
The Graduate School of Excellence ‘JSMC’ invites applications for a
Doctoral Researcher Position TV-L E13 65% (Ref.No. DFG 02/2015)
to conduct research on the cooperative PhD project

Bacterial interactions with new antimicrobial biomaterials
In the light of increasing microbial resistances against antibiotics and the lack of new antimicrobial compounds, new strategies for reducing the risk of infections associated with orthopedic implants, medical devices etc., are needed. The aim of this PhD project is to unravel molecular responses of model pathogenic bacteria to new biomaterials and elucidate their antimicrobial properties. This research project will be conducted in close cooperation with a second JSMC PhD student (project number DFG 01/2015).

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We expect:
  • a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Natural Sciences (Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology). Candidates about to earn their degree are welcome to apply.
  • desirable methodological skills: strong knowledge of molecular and microbiological methods, experiences with fermentation techniques, microbial biofilms or microscopy are advantageous
  • high motivation and interest to join one of the interdisciplinary research areas of JSMC
  • creativity and interest to shape your own thesis project
  • an integrative and cooperative personality with enthusiasm for actively participating in the lively JSMC Community
  • very good communication skills in English (instruction language at JSMC)
We offer:
  • a highly communicative atmosphere within a scientific network providing top-level research facilities
  • a doctoral researcher position (TV-L E13, 65%) funded for three years based on the regulations of the German Research Foundation as well as generous research funding
  • a comprehensive mentoring program with supervision by a team of advisors
  • a top-level PhD training program with courses in state-of-the-art research technologies and soft skills
  • Jena – the German City of Science: a young and lively town with dynamic business activities, successful scientific centers of innovation and a vibrant cultural scene around the famous Friedrich Schiller University
Friedrich Schiller University Jena is an equal opportunity employer.


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The application procedure takes place exclusively online via the JSMC

Selected applicants will be invited to a recruitment meeting in Jena, Germany. Awarding decisions will be made shortly thereafter. Project start is planned for February or March 2016.

Application deadline: November 17th, 2015 (12pm, CET)
Kontakt für Bewerbungen
Katja Präfcke
Neugasse 23
07743 Jena


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Deutschland (Thüringen)
07743 Jena
Biologie & Life Sciences, Chemie

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The Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC) is funded by the German Excellence Initiative . It conceptionally combines different research areas (microbial communities, interactions with plant, animal and human hosts and environmental interactions) to a comprehensive picture of microbial communication ( JSMC is an ambitious Graduate School currently hosting over...

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