Position Announcements

5-year Postdoc Marine Microbiology

Job announcement  (Bio-02/2013)

Marine Microbial Ecology

The Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research (IOW) announces a full-time position for a  Senior Scientist/Post-doc within the department of Biological Oceanography, starting on October 15, 2013. The payment for this position will be EG13 according to the German TV-L. The position will be limited to 5 years (2+3).


The IOW is an independent institute of the Leibniz Society with a research emphasis on coastal and marginal seas in general and the Baltic Sea in particular. The scientists of the four departments (Physical Oceanography, Marine Chemistry, Biological Oceanography and Marine Geology) are working interdisciplinary within a common research program and with the support of a special working group for the development of new technologies. The advertised position is within the Working Group “Microbial Ecology“ (Head: Klaus Jürgens). One focus are the microbial communities and biogeochemical transformations in marine oxygen deficient systems. Innovative research is planned by a combination of approaches, including “MetaOmics”, single cells sequencing, molecular diversity analyses and biogeochemical process measurements.

More information: www.io-warnemuende.de


For this line of research we seek for a post-doctoral scientist with profound knowledge in the analysis of “MetaOmics” and “Next Generation Sequencing” data, with experience in microbiological and biogeochemical studies of microbial assemblages, documented by publications in peer-reviewed journals, and with experience in the organisation and supervision of scientific studies.

Applicants are asked to send their complete documents (covering letter, CV, complete list of accepted or published manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, copies of certificates) with quoting the code: Bio-02/2013

until August 31, 2013 to:



Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde Personalabteilung Seestraße 15 D-18119 Warnemünde Germany

Applications from disabled scientists will be treated with preference, if the scientific and personal qualification is equal to other applicants. Please, point out your disability in the covering letter and include a disability card. The IOW promotes gender equality. Part-time work is possible. The IOW intends to increase the number of women amongst its academic personnel and expressly encourages qualified women to apply.

Application costs cannot be covered. We would like to note that confirmations of receipts are not sent. 

For further information, please contact:

Prof. Klaus Jürgens

e-mail: klaus.juergens@io-warnemuende.de