Job Advertisement No. 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)The position is available from February 1, 2019 or soon after for two years initially..
Microbial profiling of a marine invertebrate and genome mining of symbiotic bacteriaProject 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
• 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)
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.
For further information please contact: Dr. Christine Beemelmanns (email@example.com)
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. Deadline of applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.