Job Advertisement 200/2017

The Friedrich Schiller University Jena establishes a Junior Research Group “Evolutionary drivers of microbe-microbe-plant interactions” and invites applications for the

Group Leader Position (m/f)

The Junior Research Group “Evolutionary drivers of microbe-microbe-plant interactions” will be installed at the Institute of Microbiology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, ideally bearing relation to other groups at the Friedrich Schiller University and cooperating non-university research institutions (www.leibniz-hki.de, www.ice.mpg.de). The group will investigate drivers of microbe-microbe interactions in complex microbial consortia and how these interactions impact community structure, especially with regard to the influence on host plant health and fitness.

The group will be embedded in the highly integrative scientific network of the JSMC with access to state-of-art research facilities and an outstanding scientific environment of university and non-university research institutions. Participation in teaching is expected.

The successful candidate will be an excellent, highly motivated postdoctoral scientist with a strong publication record and proven leadership skills. He/she utilizes molecular and computational methodologies to study evolutionary aspects of molecular multi-organismic interactions and integrates them on the level of systems biology. The group will be established in the topical context of the Graduate School of Excellence ‘Jena School for Microbial Communication’ (JSMC; www.jsmc.uni-jena.de). International experience (e.g., postdoctoral stay abroad) is advantageous. There is the willingness to further academic qualification.

The Friedrich Schiller University is an equal opportunity employer. The full time position is initially for 2 years with an elongation option after successful evaluation for another 3 years. The Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged. Severely disabled applicants with equal qualification and aptitude are given preferential consideration. Salary will be paid according to TV-L (salary agreement for public service employees).

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Erika Kothe (erika.kothe@uni-jena.de; +49 3641 949291)

Complete applications in English should include CV, certificates, transcripts, a research plan and the addresses of two possible referees, and should be submitted by August 25, 2017 via the online application system of the HKI. Hard copy applications can be sent to Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Dezernat für Personalangelegenheiten, Fürstengraben 1; 07743 Jena, Germany referring to job posting 200/2017.

Please attach a sufficiently stamped return envelope if the return of the hard copy application documents is desire.

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