Research Scientist (f/m/d)

companyMax Rubner-Institut
locationKiel, Deutschland
VeröffentlichtVeröffentlicht: 25.3.2024
Research Scientist (f/m/d)


Forschung, Entwicklung, Lehre


Publizierung bis: 19.04.2024

reference number 023/2024

DISCLAIMER: The English version is a translation of the original in German (job advertisement no. 023/2024) for information purposes only. In case of a discrepancy, the German original will prevail.

Job description

Within the framework of the DFG-funded Research Training Group "Translational Evolutionary Research", a
PhD position is offered at the Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology at the Rubner Institute. The Research Training Group is a joint initiative of Kiel University, the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH), the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön, the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR), the Research Center Borstel (Leibniz Lung Center), the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) and the Max Rubner Institute Kiel (MRI). The GRK offers an internationally competitive research environment with state-of-the-art equipment. You will be responsible for research on the contribution of the evolutionary human genotype (FUT2 genotype) to the diversity of the human gut microbiome, in particular with regard to the occurrence of opportunistic pathogenic enterobacteria. In addition, phage preparations are to be developed that are able to successfully reduce these bacteria in food or in the gut microbiome.

Your profile

Mandatory requirements:
Completed Master's degree in biology or ecotrophology
Experience with microbiological and molecular biological work
Knowledge in handling pathogenic microorganisms at the biological safety level 2
Experience in the field of microbiome research
Bioinformatics knowledge including knowledge of analysing genomics and 16S metagenomics data

Preferable are:
Knowledge of working with bacteriophages
Experience in the preparation of samples for high-throughput sequencing
Knowledge of R for statistical analysis of bioinformatics data
Experience with Linux systems
Knowledge in the field of comparative genomics
Knowledge of anaerobic work

Aside from independent and responsible working methods, as well as the ability for inter and intra disciplinary collaboration, a high degree of motivation, personal commitment, team spirit and a willingness to cooperate with colleagues and other institutions are also required. We expect basic knowledge of the German language.

Our offer

We are offering subject to confirmation by the research funding body a temporary, 38,5 months part-time position at the Kiel location of the Max Rubner-Institut. The weekly working hours are presently 25,35 hours . The employment contract is subject to the regulations of the civil service collective wage agreement (TVöD-Bund). Payment of remuneration will be made according to pay grade 13 TVöD if personal and tariff requirements are fulfilled.
The Max Rubner-Institut is as a family-oriented employer and therefore welcomes applications of persons with family responsibilities. Flexible work hours and part-time models promote reconciliation of work and family life.

General information

If you are interested, please send your complete and compelling application in particular with motivational letter, curriculum vitae, complete description of vocational and professional career as well as copies of certificates (school, university and qualified job references). Missing documents (particularly required certificates) can lead to the exclusion from the application process.
The Max Rubner-Institut strives for the professional equality of women and men.
The Max Rubner-Institut is committed to inclusion. Applications of persons with severe disabilities are therefore explicitly encouraged and will be given priority in the selection process.
The position is generally suited for part-time work.
With foreign educational qualifications we are asking you to send us supporting documentation regarding the classification into the German educational system. Please obtain further information on the website of the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB)


Technical issues:
Prof. Dr. Charles Franz · Phone: +49 (0) 431 609 2340
Organizational issues:
Andrea Dürr · Phone: +49 (0) 431 609 2215

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