PhD Student (m/f/d) in Bacterial Signalling Networks

Leibniz University Hannover
June 24, 2023
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The Institute of Microbiology invites applications for the position of a PhD Student (m/f/d) in Bacterial Signalling Networks (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 65 %) starting as soon as possible or on agreement. The position is limited to 3 years with the possibility for extension.

Responsibilities and duties

The successful candidate will work within the framework of the ERC-funded project “SecMessFunctions”. The main goal of the project is to identify key components and switches in second-messenger signalling cascades and to understand how such networks control cell differentiation and bacterial adaptation to stress. By using antibiotic-producing Streptomyces bacteria as a model, this work may also contribute to optimization of antibiotic production in biotechnology.

Selected recent publications:

  • microLife. 2023 Apr; 4: 1-11 https: //
  • Nature Commun. 2022 Oct; 13 (1):5834 https: //
  • Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2020 Mar; 117 (13):7392-7400 https: //
  • Employment conditions

    Candidates must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) or equivalent with a focus on microbiology and have experience in biochemical, molecular and microbiological techniques. Experience with fluorescence microscopy is advantageous. We are looking for highly motivated and team-oriented candidates with a passion for science and excellent written and spoken English communication skills.

    The university aims to promote equality between women and men. For this purpose, the university strives to reduce under-representation in areas where a certain gender is under-represented. Therefore, qualified women are encouraged to apply. Moreover, we welcome applications from qualified men. Preference will be given to equally-qualified applicants with disabilities.

    Please send your application with a letter of motivation, your CV, copies of relevant certificates and contact information of 2 academic references until June 30, 2023 in electronic form (as a single PDF-file) to

    Email: [email protected]

    or alternatively via postal mail to:

    Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover Institut für Mikrobiologie Prof. Dr. Natalia Tschowri Herrenhäuser Str. 2, Geb. 4104 30419 Hannover

    For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Natalia Tschowri (Email: [email protected]).

    Information on the collection of personal data according to article 13 GDPR can be found at https: // www. bewerbungen/.

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