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Job advertisement (Reg.-no.: 303/2017)


The School of Biology and Pharmacy of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Institute of General Botany and Plant Physiology,

seeks to fill on January 15, 2018 (or later) the position of a

Scientific staff member (50%; PhD position/DoktorandIn)


Qualification requirements:

- University degree (Diploma/Master) in biology, biochemistry or a related field

- The applicant should work highly motivated and should be interested in areas of molecular biology, biochemistry and/or proteomics. She/he should be familiar with the cultivation of microorganisms.

- Experiences on one of the above mentioned topics will be expected.

Priority tasks:

The focus of the research activities will be on the elucidation of the molecular mechanism of light, temperature or circadian controlled signaling pathways in eukaryotic photosynthetic microorganisms, (for literature see: „“). We use the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii as model, whose genome sequence is available as well as numerous mutants. The employed methods will include such of molecular biology, molecular genetics, biochemistry and proteomics. Participation in teaching in the Bachelor Biology direction Molecular Life Sciences (MLS) or in the Master MLS is expected.

The position is initially limited for three years; an extension is possible. It is a 50% position. Payment is based on the provisions of the collective agreement for the public sector in the country (TV-L) according to personal prerequisites (maximal: “Entgeltgruppe 13”).

Applications from physically handicapped persons will be considered preferentially in case of equal qualifications and suitability.

Complete application documents should include a detailed CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualifications, a list of publications and letters of recommendation from former supervisors. All materials should be sent (preferably as a pdf-file) no later than


December 31, 2017


Prof. Dr. Maria Mittag

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Biologisch-Pharmazeutische Fakultät

Institut für Allgemeine Botanik und Pflanzenphysiologie

Am Planetarium 1

D-07743 Jena

 E-Mail: / Phone: 03641-949201/ FAX: 03641-949202


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