Postdoctoral Position in Microbiology: Germany

The Leibniz-Institut DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH, Braunschweig (the German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures in Braunschweig) has an open position for a Postdoctoral research associate in the Bacteriophage Group within the Department Bioeconomy and Health Research in the framework of an externally funded project. Initial appointment will be for 12 months with a salary level at the German public pay scale of TV-L E 13 with an option to extend for another 12 months limited to a total of 2 years. The position is full time and not suitable for part time work. Starting date will be as soon as possible and ideally not later than September 1, 2018. The post-doctoral project will focus on the isolation and characterization of phages for  targeted pharmaceutical development.

Essential for the position are:

  • a doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) in the field of microbiology, working knowledge of bacteriophages, phage and bacterial cultivation, and general molecular biology and mi­cro­bio­lo­gy techniques.
  • candidates should have demonstrated experience in leading cooperative, distributed projects, strong communication skills that will enable effective interaction with offsite partners within Germany, high motivation and strengths in goal-oriented project management
  • additional desirable skills include experience with commercial application projects and partners
  • strong English skills are essential and knowledge of German would be a plus


For further information and more detailed project descriptions please contact Dr Johannes Wittmann. Please, send your complete application documents including a CV, motivation letter, three references, copy of degree/diploma certificates and three publications in a single pdf file to The deadline for this application is August 10th, 2018.

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