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Postdoc position

The Plant Energy Biology Group & the Department Chemical Signalling at the Agricultural Faculty of Bonn University invite applications for a
Postdoc position
The goal of the 1-year project will be to develop a system for
Redox sensing and engineering for optimisation of biocatalysis
A novel fluorescent protein probe and state-of-the-art in vivo sensing will be developed to monitor metabolic redox dynamics in the plant pathogen Ustilago maydis. The fungal microbe will serve as a model for the biotechnological generation of platform chemicals. The research will be closely coordinated with our project partner at the RWTH Aachen who will focus on engineering Ustilago metabolism. For further background and prior examples work with similar sensor tools see: Houa J, et al. (2009) Metabolic Engineering 11 (4-5): 253-261; Schwarzländer M, et al. (2014) Nature. 514: E12-E14; Schwarzländer M & Finkemeier I (2013) Antiox Redox Signal. 18(16): 2122-2144, or contact us directly by email (markus.schwarzlander@uni-bonn.de).
We offer an exciting and dynamic research environment, a friendly and experienced team with excellent international connections and dedicated training in the relevant techniques and skills to the highest standard. Salary and benefits are paid at TV-L 13 (German public services tariff).
We look for a highly motivated postdoc to drive the project. Strong expertise and independence in molecular cloning will be essential and enthusiasm for in vivo sensing, metabolism and microbial biotechnology will be beneficial. The applicant should hold a PhD in Biology or another relevant subject such as Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry or Physics. Excellent language skills in either English or German are required.

Contact detail

How to apply:
Please apply by email submitting a single PDF document in English or German containing a detailed CV, a brief summary of previous research projects, and the names of two potential referees to sekretariat-cs@uni-bonn.de by 15th Feb 2015.
Send application to
sekretariat-cs@uni-bonn.de by 15th Feb 2015.

The University of Bonn aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching. Hence, qualified women are particularly asked to apply. Preference is given to severely disabled applicants in cases of the same level of qualification.

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
Working place
53113 Bonn
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences