The section of Ecology in the Department of Biology/Chemistry at the University of Osnabrück invites applications for the position of a
Research Assistant (f/m)
(salary grade E 13 TV-L, 65 %)
starting as soon as possible. The position is limited for a period of three years.
- Elucidate the structure, regulation, and functioning of intercellular nanotubes. These structures are used by bacteria to exchange cytoplasmic materials among bacterial cells (Pande et al. 2015 Nature Communications).
- Generation and functional characterization of bacterial mutants.
- Application of physiological, molecular biological, and microscopic methods.
- Analyse the transcriptomes, proteomes, and metabolomes of nanotube-forming cell populations.
- Collaboration in the subproject P19 of the Collaborative Research Center 944 “Physiology and dynamics of microcompartments”.
- The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work towards a PhD.
- The candidate must hold a university degree (M.Sc. or diploma) in biology, biochemistry, or a related field.
- Excellent final degree.
- Sound knowledge in molecular biological methods.
- Practical experience in microbiological working techniques.
- Excellent command in written and spoken English.
- Structured and independent way of working.
- Experience in the application of high-resolution imaging techniques as well as electron-microscopic methods.
- Experience in the generation and analysis of large-scale ‘Omics’-data sets.
- Ability to work in a team.
- An exciting and highly topical research project.
- Integration into the Collaborative Research Center 944 “Physiology and dynamics of cellular microcompartments“ and its integrated education and funding programmes.
- Collaboration in an interdisciplinary and international research team whose work focusses on the ecology and evolution of metabolic cross-feeding interactions in bacteria.
Osnabrück University has been certified as a family-friendly university committed to helping working/studying parents and carers balance their family and work life.
The university aspires to ensure equal opportunities for men and women and strives to work towards a gender balance in schools or departments where new appointments are made.
If equally qualified candidates apply, preference will be given to those with special needs.
Please send your application (including a letter of motivation, CV, publication list, copies of certificates, as well as names and contact details of 3 referees) as one PDF file via Email to the Dean of the Division of Biology/Chemistry (Email: email@example.com). Application deadline is February 8th 2019.