Postdoctoral research associate (m/f/d)

Leibniz Institute DSMZ–German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, Braunschweig

The Leibniz-Institute DSMZ-German Collection Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH, Braunschweig offers the position of a

Postdoctoral research associate (m/f/d)

in the Department Bioresources for Bioeconomy and Health Research. The appointment will be initially for 2 years with a salary level according to TV-L E 13. The position is offered as full time (39,8 hours per week) and is not appropriate for part time work.

The main tasks of the postdoctoral researcher will be the establishment of a high-throughput platform for antibiotic activity screenings. The project work will comprise cultivation of actinobacteria, bioassay-guided selection of potent producer strains, genome mining for secondary metabolite biosynthetic gene clusters, and genetic engineering of prioritised strains.  

For this task we seek a highly motivated and creative person with expertise in the biology and physiology of natural compound producers. Requirements for the position are a PhD university degree in microbiology, biotechnology, biochemistry, pharmacy or a comparable discipline. The position requires experience in developing biological assays to determine bioactivities. Candidates should have documented experience in microbiological and molecular biological techniques and an excellent knowledge of the natural compounds research field. Practical experience in working with actinobacteria will be given a preference. Experience in the characterization of natural compounds by chemical analytics would be an asset.

The Leibniz Institute DSMZ is one of the largest bioresource centers in the world. The institute is equipped with state-of-the art instruments for microbiological, chemical, and molecular work including an own next-generation sequencing, metabolomics, and bioinformatics core facility. The institutes of the Leibniz Association strive to increase the proportion of female scientists. Disabled applicants with identical qualification will be preferentially selected. The DSMZ is an equal opportunity employer, supports balanced work-life career development, and holds the certificate of the audit berufundfamilie®.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Yvonne Mast (yvonne.mast(at)dsmz.de; phone: ++49-531-2616-358).

Please send your complete application documents including a CV, motivation letter, summary of master/PhD thesis, copies of certificates, publication list, three representative publications and two reference indications with application number 17/19 to 

Leibniz-Institut DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH
- Personalabteilung -
Inhoffenstraße 7B
38124 Braunschweig

or as a single pdf file to bewerbung(at)dsmz.de.

Applications are welcome in German or English.

The deadline for this application is September 30th, 2019.