Postdoc position (m/f/d)

Updated: about 1 month ago

The Microbial Biotechnology group located at the Leibniz-InstitutDSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH in Braunschweig, Germany, is now offering a

Postdoc position (m/f/d)

in: “Assessment of plastic biodegradation in the limnic ecosystem”.

The appointment will be until 12/2022. Remuneration is paid in accordance with the TV-L salary scale at level EG 13 monthly gross salary. The position is offered as full time and is not appropriate for part time work.

This third-party-funded project focuses on the biodegradation of biodegradable plastics in the freshwater environment under in-situ conditions. The postdoctoral researcher will comparatively analyze the microbial communities on different kinds of plastics from field tests using cultivation dependent and independent methods. Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in microbiology or a similar research field. The ideal candidate has a good understanding of molecular ecology and microbial community analysis, next-generation-sequencing methods and the analysis of resulting data. A background in biodegradation/enzymology is a plus. 

Our Offer:

The Leibniz Institute DSMZ ( ) is one of the largest and most diverse bioresource centers in the world. The DSMZ offers a lively and international working place and forms together with neighboring institutes a strong center for basic and applied research. The medieval city center of Braunschweig as well as close proximity to the Harz National Park and to major German cities such as Berlin and Hamburg offer a wide range of recreational and cultural activities. The institutes of the Leibniz Association strive to increase the proportion of female scientists and encourage specifically female candidates to apply. 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.

We look forward to receiving your application (including CV, motivation letter and statement of research interests, contact information for two references, publication list) with application number 20/21 by email to bewerbung(at) .

For further information please contact Dr. Basak Öztürk (basak.oeztuerk(at) ).

The deadline for applications is September, 15th, 2021 or until the position is filled.

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