JSMC PhD Fellowships for German and International Researchers in Germany, and applications are submitted till February 21, 2016. The Graduate School of Excellence ‘JSMC’ invites researchers from all over the world for a doctoral research position. International applicants are invited for the position to conduct research on the project Chemical communication between bacteria in iron-rich lake aggregates. The Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC) is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. JSMC is an ambitious Graduate School with over 150 doctoral researchers who are educated in a structured, interdisciplinary training program based on top-level fundamental research. The aim of this project is to elucidate the chemical interaction between fe-oxidizing and fe-reducing bacteria which dominate the microbial community of pelagic iron-rich aggregates (iron snow). Candidates should demonstrate adequate competence in the English language as it is the language of instruction at JSMC. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | Germany
Level: PhD Research
Field(s): Fellowship will be awarded to conduct research on the project Chemical communication between bacteria in iron-rich lake aggregates.
Deadline: February 21, 2016..
Funded By: JSMC Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): JSMC PhD Fellowships are targeted for International and German applicants.
‣ Award No: Not Specified
doctoral researcher position (TV-L E13, 65%) funded for three years
based on the regulations of the German Research Foundation as well as
generous research funding.
‣ Scholarship covers: a highly communicative atmosphere within a scientific network providing top-level research facilities -a doctoral researcher position (TV-L E13, 65%) funded for three years based on the regulations of the DFG (German Research Foundation) as well as generous research funding -a comprehensive mentoring program with supervision by a team of advisers -a top-level PhD training program with courses in state-of-the-art research technologies and soft skills -Jena – the German City of Science 2008: a young and lively town with dynamic business activities, successful scientific centers of innovation and a vibrant cultural scene around the famous Friedrich Schiller University.
‣ Selection of applicants for the JSMC PhD Fellowships (= funding for a 3-year doctoral research project including employment and research budget) is organized in JSMC Recruitments.
‣ Once or twice per year JSMC Recruitment Calls are launched with up to 20 research projects being offered per call. Applications for the JSMC Fellowships are invited from young researchers from all over the world.
‣ a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Natural Sciences (molecular ecology, microbiology, evolutionary biology, or entomology). Candidates about to earn their degree are welcome to apply.
‣ Desirable methodological skills: design of bioassays, molecular techniques (e.g. PCR, cloning/sequencing, FISH), bioinformatics experience (not required), statistical analysis - high motivation and interest to join one of the interdisciplinary research areas of JSMC - creativity and interest to shape your own thesis project - an integrative and cooperative personality with enthusiasm for actively participating in the lively JSMC Community -very good communication skills in English (instruction language at JSMC)
‣ Selected applicants will be invited to the JSMC Recruitment Meeting in Jena, Germany, on June 16-18, 2016. Awarding decisions will be made shortly thereafter, allowing the projects to start immediately.
‣ Applicants are required to apply online.
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on February 21, 2016..
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.