Communication between Streptomyces iranensis and Aspergillus – the streptomycete´s inducing principle?
Doctoral Researcher Position TV-L E13 65% (Ref. No. 114/2015)
to conduct research on the project
Microbial communication via chemical signals can result in interesting compounds due to activation of silent secondary metabolite gene clusters. A model to elucidate molecular concepts behind such interactions is a specific Streptomyces – Aspergillus cross-talk. The project addresses the bacterial role. Aims are the detailed investigation of the cell-cell contact, the identification of bacterial genes involved in communication and analysis of selected natural products of the bacterial partner.
- a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Natural Sciences (Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology). Candidates about to earn their degree are welcome to apply.
- desirable methodological skills: profound microbiology, competent knowledge in molecular biology of streptomycetes and fungi, experience with analysis of natural products
- 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)
- a highly communicative atmosphere within a scientific network providing top-level research facilities
- a doctoral researcher position (TV-L E13, 65%) with guaranteed funding for two years based on the regulations of the German Research Foundation as well as generous research funding with the possibility of extended funding for one full additional year
- 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 – 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
The application procedure takes place exclusively online via the JSMC website:
Please acquaint yourself with the open PhD projects and the application process described on this website. Selected applicants will be invited to the JSMC Recruitment Meeting in Jena, Germany, in January 2016. Awarding decisions will be made shortly thereafter, allowing the projects to start immediately.
Application deadline: November 17th, 2015
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