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Postdoctoral research associate in the Bacteriophage Group

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Postdoctoral Position in Microbiology
15/15
 
The Leibniz-Institut DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH, Braunschweig (The German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures in Braunschweig) has an open position for a
 
Postdoctoral research associate
 
in the Bacteriophage Group (led by Dr. Christine Rohde) within the Department of Microorganisms. Initial appointment will be for 24 months with a salary level at the German public pay scale of TV-L E 13. The position is offered full time and not suitable for part time work. Starting date will be as soon as possible and ideally not later than January 2016.
 
The post-doctoral project will focus on the application of phages for commercially-oriented environmental detection of pathogenic bacteria. A technical assistant will be supervised by and support the post-doc to enable higher throughput and more efficient results. Essential skills for the position are a doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) in the field of microbiology, working knowledge of bacteriophages, phage and bacterial cultivation, and general microbiology techniques. Candidates should have demonstrated experience in leading cooperative, distributed projects, strong communication skills that will enable effective interaction with offsite partners within Germany, and strengths in goal-oriented project management. Additional desirable skills include experience with Legionella and/or direct experience with commercial applications projects and partners.  Strong English skills are essential and knowledge of German would be a plus.
 
DSMZ is an internationally-renowned culture collection with the most diverse microorganism collection worldwide.  The DSMZ bacteriophage collection and its social and clinical relevance has attracted a great deal of recent press and associated research opportunities.  The DSMZ offers well-equipped laboratories and computational facilities.
The institutes of the Leibniz Association strive to increase the proportion of female scientists and encourage female candidates specifically to apply. Disabled applicants with identical technical and personal qualifications will be preferentially selected.
 
The DSMZ is an equal opportunity employer. DSMZ supports balanced work-life career development and holds the certificate of the audit berufundfamilie®.
 
For further information and more detailed project descriptions please contact Dr. Christine Rohde. Please send your complete application documents including a CV, motivation letter, three references, copy of degree/diploma certificates and three key publications in a single pdf file to christine.rohde@dsmz.de and mention the job announcement number 15/15. The deadline for this application is November 15, 2015.
 

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How to apply:
Please send your complete application documents including a CV, motivation letter, three references, copy of degree/diploma certificates and three key publications in a single pdf file to christine.rohde@dsmz.de and mention the job announcement number 15/15. The deadline for this application is November 15, 2015.
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For further information and more detailed project descriptions please contact

Dr. Christine Rohde: christine.rohde@dsmz.de
 

Job profile


Working hours
Full-Time
Contract duration
Temporary
Type of job
Postdoc
Work experience
job experience is not required
Region
Germany (Niedersachsen)
Working place
38124 Braunschweig
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences
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