Scientist as doctoral candidate in Microbiology (Genetic Engineering)

The project you will be working in is aiming at the construction and the establishment of a novel microbial cell factory in the biotechnological industry.
The team at the iAMB you will be a part of is composed of two Ph.D. students with whom you will be working in close cooperation.

Activities and responsibilities

You will be using cutting-edge biological molecular techniques to establish tools for the genetic engineering of a promising bacterial host.

Qualification profile

You have a Master's degree in a biological science and are interested in microbiological challenges. You know your way around biological labs and have worked with microbes before. Molecular biological methods are also in your repertoire.
You enjoy working in a team and have the ability to motivate yourself.

We offer

We offer a three year job with the possibility of obtaining a Ph.D. starting on February 1st, 2020. At the iAMB we value teamwork and are proud of our pleasant working atmosphere. The scientific work at the RWTH Aachen is happening in a highly interdisciplinary environment with many possibilities of collaborations. We also offer the option to carry out part of the Ph.D. research abroad in any of our partner institutes.
The project you will be working in includes collaborations with international partners from Europe.
The salary will be based on TV-L13 of which we are happy to offer 65%.

Please mention the ID (ID 002) when applying.

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Till Tiso (

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At the Institute of Applied Microbiology (iAMB) of the RWTH Aachen University scientists work on various contributions to a circular bioeconomy. These contributions are to be seen in the context of the RWTH Aachen University goals Meeting global challenges. Here, the focus lies on the sustainable production of valuable substances using microbes as well as the prevention of plant infections by...
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