Open Positions

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General remarks

The Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology employs over 100 full time scientists and about 75 non-academic staff.

The mission of the institute is to understand how microorganisms function at the molecular, cellular, and community levels. In particular, we aim to elucidate the mechanisms underlying the metabolic diversity of microorganisms, their ability to adapt and differentiate in response to changes in the environment, the mechanisms involved in cell cycle regulation and cell polarity as well as the biogeochemical processes involved in the exchange of climatically relevant trace gases. These analyses include all levels of microbial functions from the atomic/structural level, the molecular and cellular levels, and biochemistry/physiology to the microbial community level and plant–microbe interactions.

In addition to the open positions advertised below, the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology encourages unsolicited applications from students, graduate students, and postdocs interested in particular areas of research of the institute. These applicants should contact the relevant director or group leader directly.

Applicants for doctoral studies should hold a Diploma/Master of Science degree or equivalent in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, bioinformatics, or related fields. If you are interested in applying for a Ph.D. fellowship from the "International Max Planck Research School for Environmental, Cellular and Molecular Microbiology" (IMPRS-Mic), refer to the school's website for more information.

Research group leader position in Molecular and Cellular Microbiology
Deadline for application: November 30, 2014
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Head of facility for microbial proteomics & mass spectrometry
Deadline for application: November 30, 2014
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Scientific coordinator for IMPRS-Mic
Deadline for application: November 23, 2014
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Leiter/-in des IT-Service
Deadline for application: November 30, 2014
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