Postdoctoral Microbiological Laboratory Manager (m/f/d)

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Jena, Thüringen (DE)
September 21 2021
Position Type
Full Time
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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 newly established Viral Ecology and Omics group aims to study the role of viruses in the Microverse. To do this, we combine microbiological and eco/evolutionary experiments with molecular biology, microscopy, (meta ) genomics, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, and computational modelling. Our level S1/S2 wet lab will feature a state-of-the-art laboratory automation system with high throughput plate reader, microscopy, microbiology, and molecular biology facilities. Our dry lab will feature three 3Tb nodes and GPU processors, incorporated in the compute cluster of the Friedrich Schiller University.

Viruses are fascinating little entities, but how much do we really understand about their roles in shaping the Microverse? Over the past decade, metagenomics has revealed an unprecedented diversity of viruses in many biomes, while cutting-edge experimental and computational technologies provide the tools to assess their functioning and dynamics. The next step is to perform high-throughput eco/evolutionary experiments to understand how viruses affect the behaviour, interactions, and evolution of microbes in different natural systems. Do you want to contribute and shape the future of viral ecology research? Join the new Viral Ecology and Omics group of Prof. Bas E. Dutilh as a:

Postdoctoral Microbiological Laboratory Manager (m/f/d)


Bioinformatic Programmer/Data Steward (m/f/d)

The positions are to be filled at the earliest possible date. The new professorship is part of the Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse ( The Cluster combines expertise in life, material, optical and computational sciences to elucidate fundamental principles of the interactions and functions in microbial communities in diverse habitats. We aim to identify the shared characteristics of disturbed or polluted ecosystems as well as infectious diseases on the microbiome level, and develop strategies for their remediation by targeted interventions.

Further information on both positions can be found here: or here:

Applications in English should comprise a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates and a list of publications. Please submit your application by email as a single PDF file, stating the respective vacancy by 30 September 2021.

Since all application documents will be duly destroyed after the recruitment process, we ask you to submit only copies of your documents. For further information for applicants, please also refer to (in German)

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