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PhD position Microbiology and Natural Product Research

Job Advertisement No. 10/2016-PhD

The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute – (HKI, www.leibniz-hki.de) investigates the pathobiology of human-pathogenic fungi and identifies targets for the development of novel natural product-based antibiotics. The Junior Research Group Chemistry of Microbial Communication invites talented and highly gifted candidates to apply for a

PhD position

starting as soon as possible for two years initially.

Main topics of the project may include:
  • Isolation and structure elucidation of natural products from eukaryote-prokaryote interactions
  • Elucidation of biosynthetic pathways of natural products
  • Genetic modification of bacteria
  • Cultivation and co-cultivation of bacteria and amoebae
Our requirements: Master’s degree in natural sciences/life sciences (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or Molecular Biology). Good knowledge in standard techniques of analytical chemistry, or microbiology and molecular biology are expected. We would welcome a highly motivated co-worker with excellent communications skills and the ability to work on an interdisciplinary project.

We offer you a challenging project, which involves partners from several engineering- and life science oriented Leibniz Institutes, state-of-the-art instrumentation, and great work opportunities in a dynamic research institute with high reputation. As a postdoc/PhD student you will be a member of the Friedrich Schiller university graduate academy, which offers excellent key competence courses. The successful candidate will be hosted in the Junior Research Group Chemistry of Microbial Communication (Dr. Pierre Stallforth).

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. Pierre Stallforth | +49 3641 532 1527 | pierre.stallforth@leibniz-hki.de

Complete applications in English or German should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a complete list of publications, brief statement of research experiences, a list of three potential references, full academic record (copies of degree certificates), and should be submitted by 31.05.2015 referring to HKI job posting No. 10/2016-PhD to jobs@leibniz-hki.de.

Postal address:
Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology
– Hans Knöll Institute –
Personnel office
Adolf-Reichwein-Straße 23
07745 Jena

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Über Leibniz-Institut für Naturstoff-Forschung und Infektionsbiologie

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...

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