Vacancy ID: 335/2022
Closing date: 2022-10-14
Friedrich Schiller University is a traditional university with a strong research profile rooted in the heart of Germany. As a university covering all disciplines, it offers a wide range of subjects. Its research is focused on the areas Light—Life—Liberty. It is closely networked with non-research institutions, research companies and renowned cultural institutions. With around 18,000 students and more than 8,600 employees, the university plays a major role in shaping Jena’s character as a cosmopolitan and future-oriented city.
The German Centre for integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig seeks to fill the position of a
commencing on the earliest possible starting date (preferred starting date is 1 January 2023), limited to 30 September 2024. This is a full-time position with 40 hours per week; main place of work is the Aquatic Geomicrobiology Group of the Institute of Biodiversity, FSU Jena.
The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig is a National Research Centre funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Its central mission is to promote theory-driven synthesis and data-driven theory in this emerging field. It is jointly hosted by the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), the University of Leipzig (UL), and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ). For more information please visit: www.idiv.de.
To understand the microbial contribution to the health of individuals and finally of ecosystems, bioinformatics expertise is needed, to digest and combine especially meta-omics data, and elucidate local and global patterns of molecular diversity. In close collaboration with the Soil Biodiversity and Function Taproot led by Nico Eisenhauer and Carlos A. Guerra, which is involved in global and regional initiatives like the Soil Biodiversity Observation Network (SoilBON), LUCAS Soil System Functions, and iSBio, the postdoctoral research will perform an integrative, global assessment of the relationship between microbial diversity and organic matter decomposition in soils obtained from a set of existing monitoring platforms operating along environmental gradients. Furthermore, we want to elucidate microbial responses to severe summer droughts in forest and grassland soils using comparative analyses of existing meta-transcriptomic data sets.
All applications should include:
Candidates with severe disabilities will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications and suitability.
Are you eager to work with us? Kindly send your application, quoting the vacancy ID 335/2022, via our application portal at https://apply.idiv.de by 30.09.2022, extended until 14.10.2022. While we prefer applications via this portal, hard-copy applications may also be sent to:
German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research –iDiv (Halle-Jena-Leipzig)