Student Opportunity Announcements
JSMC Student Position: 10 Doctoral Researcher Positions - Research projects on several topics in Natural and Life Sciences
The Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC) is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. JSMC is an ambitious Graduate School with over 150 PhD students who are educated in a structured, interdisciplinary training program based on top-level fundamental research. It conceptionally combines different research areas to a comprehensive picture of microbial communication (www.jsmc.uni-jena.de). Institutes at five faculties of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, six non-university research institutes as well as 12 partner companies are participating in this cutting-edge research and training program.
The Graduate School of Excellence JSMC invites applications for
10 Doctoral Researcher Positions (TV-L E13, 65%)
Research projects on several topics in Natural and Life Sciences
a Masters degree (or equivalent) in Natural or Life Sciences (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Bioinformatics, Geosciences, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, etc.). Candidates about to obtain their degree are welcome to apply
high motivation and interest in joining one of the interdisciplinary research areas of the JSMC
creativity and interest in shaping 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 (the language of instruction at the JSMC)
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 advisors
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
Friedrich Schiller University Jena is an equal opportunity employer. We also welcome applications from disabled persons.
The application procedure takes place exclusively online via the Online Application Portal on the JSMC website:
Please acquaint yourself with the open PhD projects and the application process described on this website.
Selected applicants will be invited to the JSMC/ILRS Recruitment Meeting in Jena, Germany, in February 2013. Awarding decisions will be made shortly thereafter, allowing the projects to start immediately.
Application deadline: December 2nd, 2012 (12pm, CET)