Post-doctoral Researcher (m/f)

Einsatzort: Jena

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Job Advertisement No. 16/2018

The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute - (HKI, 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.

Project title:

Analysis of cellular processes in a marine hydroid polyp using differential transcriptomics

Project Outline:

(1) in silico analysis of available genome and transcriptome data of marine invertebrates
(2) Comparative transcriptomic analysis (RNAseq) of different growth stages of a marine invertebrate

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

  • Very good theoretical and practical skills in bioinformatics and/or cellular biology of marine invertebrates
  • The candidate should embrace working in a young international research team and conductingresearch that covers multiple biological disciplines
  • A PhD degree in Life Sciences, Cell Biology 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 ( and ILRS ( 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.

For further information please contact: Dr. Christine Beemelmanns (

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.