[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
processes 

·       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
bioinformatics 

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

·       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
geochemistry 

·       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
https://gfz-potsdam.concludis.de/prj/shw/00ac8ed3b4327bdd4ebbebcb2ba10a00_0/
610/Research_Associate_PostDoc_in_Cryo-Microbiology_m_f.htm?lang=en_GB


Best regards,

Liane

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

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