Apply for Doctoral Researcher Fellowship at Jena School for Microbial Communication, Germany
The Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC) is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. JSMC is an ambitious Graduate School with over 150 PhD students who are educated in a structured, interdisciplinary training program based on top‐level fundamental research. It conceptionally combines different research areas to a comprehensive picture of microbial communication (www.jsmc.uni-jena.de). Institutes at five faculties of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, six non‐university research institutes as well as 12 partner companies are
participating in this cutting‐edge research and training program.
The Graduate School of Excellence ‘JSMC’ invites applications for a Doctoral Researcher Fellowship (Ref.No. 63/2012) on the topic The metabolic profile of the marine microalga Ostreococcus tauri Using analytical and physiological experiments, this PhD project aims at elucidating how regulatory networks control metabolism in the unicellular marine alga Ostreococcus tauri. The results should help to understand how this cosmopolitan marine species adapts to changes in environmental conditions, and to engineer algae for biotechnological applications.
- a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in biochemistry, chemistry, pharmacy, biology or a related
- subject. Candidates about to earn their degree are welcome to apply.
- a strong background in analytical chemistry and biochemistry
- some experience with the use of sterile technique and statistical tests
- high motivation and interest to join one of the interdisciplinary research areas of JSMC
- creativity and interest to shape your own thesis project
- an integrative and cooperative personality
- very good communication skills in English (instruction language at JSMC)