We are looking for a highly motivated researchers to join the Aquatic Geomicrobiology group of Prof. Dr. Kirsten Küsel.
The successful applicant will hold a
PhD degree (or equivalent) in the life or natural sciences and have an excellent background in molecular microbiology, environmental or theoretical microbial ecology. The applicants will have a strong motivation to work in the field, excellent english communication and a high enthusiasm to actively join a dynamic interdisciplinary community.

This Postdoc position is part of the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) “ChemBioSys – Chemical mediators in complex biosystems”, an ambitious research centre (http://www.chembiosys.de), located at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, which aims at exploring fundamental regulatory processes in complex biosystems that affect our daily lives.

This is a full-time position, limited until 30.06.2026 and focuses on specifically examining complex communities by using natural products and derivatives as modulators. In particular, the project aims to obtain in depth insights into interspecies communication of microbes involved in different parts of the Iron-cycle, using comparative metagenomic/-transcriptomic analyses and targeted metabolomics studies.

Are you eager to work for us? Please send us your complete and informative application (as one PDF file: Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, Certificates, Reviews, etc) addressed to Prof. Dr. Kirsten Küsel and Dr. Carl-Eric Wegner stating the vacancy ID 282/2022 by 25.08.2022 to aquat.geomikrobiologie@uni-jena.de.

Do you have questions? Feel free to contact Dr. Carl-Eric Wegner (carl-eric.wegner@uni-jena.de).

Application deadline:
Start date: ASAP
Location: Aquatic Geomicrobiology group, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena (Germany)