PhD position in Microbiology: Germany

The Institute of Microbiology at the Leibniz Universität Hannover invites applications for the position of a Doctoral Researcher (m/f/d) in Microbiology (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 65 %) starting as soon as possible. The position is limited to 1,5 years, with the possibility of extension.

Responsibilities and duties:
In this PhD project, the selected candidate will contribute to our research on signal transduction and regulation in microbial cell differentiation using Streptomyces bacteria as a model. Streptomyces are important antibiotic producer that undergo a fascinating morphological and physiological transition during their life cycle.
By using molecular biology, biochemical and fluorescence microscopy-based techniques, the candidate will explore how the cyclic di-nucleotide c-di-GMP contributes to cell fate decisions. The responsibilities also include participation in lab organization and supervision of students.

Employment conditions:
To qualify for the position, applicants must hold a scientific university degree (M.Sc./diploma) with a focus on microbiology and have experience with successful application of biochemical, molecular and microbiological techniques. Experience with fluorescence microscopy is advantageous. We seek for scientifically highly motivated and team-oriented candidates that have excellent English communication skills (written and spoken).

As an equal opportunities employer, Leibniz University Hannover intends to promote women and men. For this reason, suitably qualified women are specifically invited to apply. Preference will be given to equally qualified applicants with disabilities.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Natalia Tschowri (Email:

Please send your application with a letter of motivation, your CV, copies of relevant certificates and contact information of 2 academic references until 04.01.2021 in electronic form (as a single PDF-file) to the above-mentioned email-address or alternatively via postal mail to:

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Institut für Mikrobiologie
Prof. Dr. Natalia Tschowri
Herrenhäuser Str. 2, Geb. 4104
30419 Hannover

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