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Postdoctoral Position in the Field of Human Microbiome Research: Germany

The research group Microbial Ecology of Livestock (MECO), of Jun. Prof. Amélia Camarinha Silva at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart is offering a  Postdoctoral position (m/f/d) in the field of human microbiome research. The overall aim of the Di-Mi-Liv project is to determine whether the interaction of intestinal microbiota and bile acids is critical for the initiating and progressing stages of NAFLD. The project is part of the HDHL-INTIMIC Cofunded Call “Interrelation of the Intestinal Microbiome, Diet and Health”. Di-Mi-Liv combines the expertise of five research groups that will further study the effect of prebiotics in disease progression, gut microbiome and overall health. At Hohenheim the microbiome analyses  will be based on metagenomics and metabolomics data. The research will involve sample preparation, sequencing and bioinformatic analyses.

Candidates should have a PhD in life science with a strong background in bioinformatics, microbial ecology, microbiology or related field. The candidate should have experience in sample handling and preparation and bioinformatic analysis using different tools. Excellent communication and team skills are essential.

The place of work is at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. Salary will be according to the appropriate civil service level EG 13 TV-L, 0.75. Funding is available for 24 months. Women are explicitly encouraged to apply for increase their share in science and research. Physically handicapped persons will be favoured if they are equally qualified.

Starting date: 2nd of September 2019  

Please send your application documents including a CV, publication list, motivation letter and two references contacts in one pdf until 10th of June 2019 to For additional information, please contact Jun. Prof. Dr. Amélia Camarinha Silva (

HDHL-INTIMIC Cofunded Call “Interrelation of the Intestinal Microbiome, Diet and Health

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