Research Associate (PostDoc) in Cryo Microbiology

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Research Associate (PostDoc) in Cryo Microbiology

Liane G. Benning GFZ


Dear colleagues;

We are looking for a new colleague to complement our microbiological and microbe-mineral-interface team in the “Interface-Geochemistry” group led by Liane G. Benning.


Research Associate (PostDoc)in Cryo-Microbiology (m/f)

Job Vacancy No. 0610


The holder of this positionwillprimarily address microbiological / biochemical processes in cold settingsvia experimental approaches but also with the possibility of field work in Polar environments. 

 

Your responsibilities:

 

·       conduct original research on microbial processes that control carbon / nutrient cycling in cold terrestrial environments with focus on microbial processes 

·       characterize and quantify laboratory (and some field) based cryophile algae-mineral-fluid interface reactions with special applications to stress adaptation of biomolecules in snow and ice microbes 

·       design and perform stress and adaptation / response experiments with cryophile algae 

·       assess genomic and biochemical changes using ‘omics’, imaging and / or spectroscopic approaches 

·       publish in international peer-reviewed journals; present research results at scientific meetings 

·       lead and/or considerably contribute to writing proposals for third party funding opportunities 

·       help co-supervise Masters and PhD students 

 

Your qualifications:(essential in bold, all other are desirable)

 

·       MSc and PhD in geobiology, molecular microbiology, biogeochemistry, geoecology or equivalent 

·       specialized knowledge in next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics 

·       experience in experimental manipulations and complex biological and biochemical process analyses (e.g., omicsbiological microscopy/ or micro-spectroscopy

·       polar field work is a part of the project, so willingness / experience in outdoor activities is a bonus 

·       experience in working at the interface between microbiology and geochemistry 

·       capacity for interdisciplinary and international teamwork and excellent communication skills 

·       documentable excellent publication and 3rd party funding records

·       proficiency in spoken and written English, German is an asset 



Starting Date: May 15th, 2018


Fixed Term: 3 years (with possibility of extension)


Your application must be in English and include the following components all assembled together into a single PDF file of less than 3 MB in size: 

(a) a maximum 2-page research statement

(b) full CV

(c) your publication list

(d) the names of 3 independent referees 

Please submit your application by April 20th, 2018 via the link provided on the following webpage https://gfz-potsdam.concludis.de/prj/shw/00ac8ed3b4327bdd4ebbebcb2ba10a00_0/610/Research_Associate_PostDoc_in_Cryo-Microbiology_m_f.htm?lang=en_GB


Best regards,

Liane

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Prof. Liane G. Benning
GFZ, German Research Center for Geosciences
Interface Geochemistry Group 4.4
Telegrafenberg
14473 Potsdam
GERMANY
Tel: +49-331-288 28 970
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Twitter: lianegbenning

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