“The Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) is the largest freshwater ecology research institute in Germany. We are seeking to recruit outstanding scientists to establish an innovative research program with high international visibility”
The PhD student will be a member of the DFG funded Research Training Group BiCEst (Biota-mediated effects on Carbon cycling in Estuaries) and investigate effects of microbial community composition, key metabolic pathways and metabolic interactions of aggregate-associated microbes on organic matter degradation along estuarine gradients. Field samples along the salinity gradient of the Elbe Estuary will be taken to analyze effects of changes in microbial community composition, key metabolic pathways and metabolic interactions of aggregate-associated microbes on organic matter degradation.
A university degree in one of the following fields: Biology, Molecular Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Microbiology or related. Successful candidate should have knowledge and experience in general microbiology, physiology and genetics of bacteria, work with microbial consortia or biofilms.
Experience with microbial community analyses including Illumina amplicon sequencing, functional metagenomics and transcriptomics are useful. Knowledge in biochemistry, especially in greenhouse gas measurements is helpful.
Solid knowledge in scientific writing, team spirit, and at least basic knowledge on bioinformatics and biochemistry are required. Good oral and written English skills are necessary.
The position is available for three years. Salary is according to the German Public Service (TVöD) (PhD student: 65% position). The position will be based at the department “Experimental Limnology” in Neuglobsow, Germany, but requires visits in the partner lab of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Streit and graduate school events at the University of Hamburg.
31 July 2020