[CRYOLIST] Research Associate (PostDoc) in Cryo Microbiology

Liane G. Benning GFZ benning at gfz-potsdam.de
Fri Mar 23 02:22:52 PDT 2018

Dear colleagues;

We are looking for a new colleague to complement our microbiological and
microbe-mineral-interface team in the ³Interface-Geochemistry
<https://www.gfz-potsdam.de/en/section/interface-geochemistry/overview/> ²
group led by Liane G. Benning
<https://www.gfz-potsdam.de/en/staff/liane-g-benning/sec44/> .

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

·       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 Œomics¹, 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

·       experience in experimental manipulations and complex biological and
biochemical process analyses (e.g., omics, biological microscopy/ or

·       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

·       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

Best regards,


Prof. Liane G. Benning
GFZ, German Research Center for Geosciences
Interface Geochemistry Group 4.4
14473 Potsdam
Tel: +49-331-288 28 970
benning at gfz-potsdam.de
URL: Interface Geochemistry
Twitter: lianegbenning <https://twitter.com/LianeGBenning>

"Cognito ergo sum² René Descatres 1596-1650

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