Job Advertisement HKI-18/2018

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 independent research group of Chemical Biology of Microbe-Host Interactions invites applications for a

Post-Doctoral Researcher (m/f) (Natural Product Research)

The position is available from February 1, 2019 or soon after for two years initially.

Project title: Microbial profiling of a marine invertebrate and genome mining of symbiotic bacteria

Project Outline:

(1) Analysis of bacterial colonization during different developmental stages of a marine invertebrate using e.g. FISH;
(2) Microbial profiling/metagenomic analysis of healthy vs. infected animals and young and adults to determine the stability of core microbiome and analysis of potential vertical transmission of (endo)symbionts;
(3) Comparative genome mining of bacterial symbionts for natural product related secondary metabolite related biosynthetic gene clusters

Our requirements: A strong interest in conducting collaborative research on the topic outlined above is paramount. Candidates are expected to be interested in working at the boundaries of several research domains.
  • Very good theoretical and practical skills in bioinformatics and microbiology
  • The candidate should embrace working in a young international research team and conducting research that covers multiple biological disciplines
  • A PhD degree in Life Sciences, and/or Computational Biology, Bioinformatics. Candidates about to obtain their degree are welcome to apply!
  • An integrative and cooperative personality with enthusiasm for actively participating in a lively community of the HKI, the JSMC (www.jsmc.uni-jena.de) and ILRS (www.ilrs.de) community
  • Very good communication and writing skills (English)

We offer an international and multi-disciplinary environment. Currently the group consists of ~10 members at different levels of seniority; post-doctoral scientists, PhD students, master students.

More information for the research output of the group can be found here.

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.

For further information

Please contact Dr. Christine Beemelmanns | +49 3641 532 1525 |career@leibniz-hki.de

Applications

Complete applications in English should include a CV, certificates, transcripts, a brief statement of research experiences and interests and the contact details of two possible referees, and should be submitted via the online application system of the HKI. Final Deadline: December 15, 2018; but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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