PhD in Ecosystem-Microbiome Research: Germany

The Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology at Ulm University is looking for a PhD Student Ecosystem-Microbiome Research.

The candidate should be highly motivated with above-average qualications, enthusiasm and research experience. This position (3 years) is part of the project IMPALA, funded by the Baden-Württemberg Foundation’s microbiome program (Profs Simone Sommer, Lena Wilfert, Christian Riedel, Patrick Schäfer). In an interdisciplinary team consisting of a post-doc and two PhD students, the project examines how different fertilization regimes affect the functional biodiversity of microbiomes along a grassland trophic chain. The focus of the position for the PhD student in the group of Prof Riedel will be the analysis of sequencing data of microbiomes in the rhizosphere and the gut of soil-dwelling invertebrates, herbivorous vertebrates, and pollinator insects for identication of gene clusters for (novel) antimicrobial peptides. At the Institute for Microbiology and Biotechnology you will be working in an interactive and international team working on identication and biotechnological production of antimicrobial peptides. The project involves cooperation partners across the Department of Biology (Prof. Sommer and Prof. Wilfert, Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation Genomics; Prof. Schäfer, Molecular Botany).

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