Scientific Coworker

The section of Ecology in the Department of Biology / Chemistry at the University of Osnabrück invites applications for

Two scientific coworkers
(Salary scale 13 TV-L, 65 %)

starting as soon as possible. Both positions are limited until 31.12.2018, but will be extended.
Description of responsibilities:
  • The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in a DFG-funded research project that aims at elucidating the structure, regulation, and functioning of intercellular nanotubes. These structures are used by bacteria to exchange cytoplasmic materials among bacterial cells (Pande et al. 2015 Nature Communications)
  • Analyse the transcriptomes, proteomes, and metabolomes of nanotube-forming cell populations
  • Electron microscopy and super-resolution live-cell imaging of nanotube-forming cells
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work towards a PhD.
Required qualifications:
  • The candidate must hold a university degree (M.Sc. or diploma) in biology, biochemistry or related subject areas
Desirable qualifications: 
  • Experience in the field of microbiology, genetics, or cell biology
  • Previous experience with generating and analysing next-generation sequencing data sets
  • Excellent final degree
  • Structured and independent way of working
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Excellent command in spoken and written English
We offer:
  • An exciting and highly topical research project
  • Integration into the Collaborative Research Center 944 „ Physiology and dynamics of cellular microcompartments“ and its internal education and research programmes
  • Collaboration in an interdisciplinary and international research team working on several research projects that center on the ecology and evolution of metabolic cross-feeding interactions in bacteria.

Osnabrück University has been certified as a family-friendly university committed to helping working/studying parents and carers balance their family and work life.

The university aspires to ensure equal opportunities for men and women and strives to work towards a gender balance in schools or departments where new appointments are made.

If equally qualified candidates apply, preference will be given to those with special needs.
Applications including a letter of motivation, CV, publication list, copies of certificates, as well as names and contact details of 3 referees should be submitted by 15 December 2016 as a single pdf-document via Email to head of the department Prof. Dr. Christian Kost (Christian.Kost@Biologie.Uni-Osnabrueck.DE).
How to apply:
Prof. Dr. Christian Kost
E-Mail: Christian.Kost@Biologie.Uni-Osnabrueck.DE
Send application to
Prof. Dr. Christian Kost
E-Mail: Christian.Kost@Biologie.Uni-Osnabrueck.DE
While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: 186/2016

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