Professorship Biostructural Interactions

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Jena, Thüringen (DE)
July 25 2019
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type

Jena provides an attractive research environment with a highly integrative network of natural and life science research groups, which is also characterized by close cooperation between the university, non-university research institutions and local biotech companies.

The Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena combines expertises in life, optical, material and computational sciences to elucidate the role of microbiomes in different habitats in order to identify overarching regulatory principles that can be harnessed to address societal needs in healthcare and environmental stewardship. Members of the Cluster will benefit from an interdisciplinary imaging facility, data analysis support and our affiliated early career researchers program of the Jena School for Microbial Communication.

The Friedrich Schiller University Jena invites applications for a full professorship (W3) within the Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse:

Biostructural Interactions

We seek a candidate with experience in biological structure elucidation relating to intercellular (chemical) communication. The professorship focuses on the characterization and functional analysis of (sub-)cellular structures, such as pili, gated channels or vesicles, that mediate the contact, signal transduction and/or chemical exchange within microbial communities as well as with their environment and host organisms.

The successful candidate will be appointed as professor at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. The professorship is part of the Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse. Candidates with an excellent publication record and experience in the respective subject areas are encouraged to apply. The acquisition of third-party funding and leadership skills are expected. The position further involves teaching in relevant degree programs. The professorship actively contributes to the research profile of Jena and expands and intensifies the cooperation between research groups.

Application deadline: 23 September 2019

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