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Jobs and PhD positions


Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Masterthesis (f/m/x)
We are offering a master project in the Department Isotope Biogeochemistry starting end of March 2021. Topic: Isotope analysis of microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC)
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Scientific position (d/f/m) in Biodiversity Monitoring and Policy
We are offering a scientific position (d/f/m) in Biodiversity Monitoring and Policy (fixed-term 100% appointment for 12 months (possibility for part-time working and pro-rata extension of contract). The advertised position will be part of the international consortium Europa Biodiversity Observation Network EuropaBON https://europabon.org/ that seeks to integrate data streams to support policy. Task center around development of user and policy needs assessment for biodiversity monitoring, development and coordination of international EuropaBON stakeholder workshop, the lead production of synthesis report, scientific outputs in the form of journal publications and contribution to relevant high- level policy and practice reports.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Postdoctoral Scientist in Bioinformatics (f/m/x)
We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher (f/m/x) to provide support in the analysis of projects originating from the CLUE-TERRA consortium (https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=47300). This consortium was founded by the Microbial Data Science group (led by Dr. Nunes da Rocha, https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=43659) and consists of the collaborative effort of more than 16 working groups from Europe, United States of America and Brazil.

The data generated from this consortium consists of more than 51 000 metagenome-assembled genomes (MAGs) assembled from over 6000 samples collected from terrestrial environments. The postdoctoral researcher (f/m/x) will focus on the coordination of the several projects as well as perform community and statistical analysis.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Postdoctoral Scientist in Bioinformatics (f/m/x)
We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to work in projects involving the analysis of more than 400 samples collected from bioreactors to large-scale biogas plants originated from the collaborative effort between the Microbial Data Science group (led by Dr. Nunes da Rocha, https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=43659) and MICAS group (led by Dr. Kleinsteuber, https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=38431). The postdoctoral researcher will focus on the coordination of the several projects involved with bioinformatics and microbial ecology in constructed ecosystems. Further, the postdoctoral researcher will participate in the wet-lab preparation of the samples for sequencing (DNA and RNA extractions). Additionally, the postdoctoral researcher will focus on the reconstruction of genomes from metagenomes, multi-omics analysis and writing the manuscripts for publication.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig PhD Position (m/f/x) on Electrode-driven Biochemical Synthesis using Pseudomonas putida
We are seeking an enthusiastic person to fill a PhD position (65% TVöD 13, 3 years) funded by the DFG SPP2240 project ePseudomonas. The project aims to develop a universal tunable electro-fermentation platform using metabolically engineered Pseudomonas putida for the biosynthesis of high-value chemicals of industrial interests.
Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig PhD position (f/m/x)
We are looking for a highly motivated student with knowledge in organic analytical chemistry, interested in FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry.

Open positions of the 6th regular iDiv Flexpool call

Closing date for applications:  • Location: Leipzig Doctoral Researcher (m/f/d)
on the iDiv Flexpool project 4: “DeForESG – Deforestation explained by social-ecological dynamics and governance shifts”