Research Position in Biotechnology

Friedrich Schiller University is seeking a highly motivated research student with an interest in biology. All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply. The deadline for applying is May 02, 2015.

The Friedrich Schiller University Jena, together with the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute (HKI), Jena, Germany, invite applications for a Full Professor position. The successful candidate will be appointed as professor at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Concurrently, she/he will be head of the BioPilot Plant at the HKI. The professorship is funded by means of the ProExzellenz II Initiative of the Free State of Thuringia.

Application Requirements
Candidates with an excellent publication record and broad experience in Biotechnology, including process development, fermentation and purification of natural products on a large scale are encouraged to apply. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to carry out a rigorous research programme in innovative areas of synthetic biotechnology of natural products such as e.g. microfluidic technologies.

The position further involves teaching in Microbiology and Biotechnology in the relevant degree programmes. The position is associated with the graduate school Jena School for Microbial Communication (, a Graduate School of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments. Jena has a strong community in microbial communication, microbiology, infection biology, biogeosciences, microbial diversity, natural product research and systems biology, documented by numerous collaborative research programmes.

How to apply?
For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Axel Brakhage (e-mail: Applications are accepted in German or English. Please submit your application with the usual documentation until 05/02/2015 (cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications including selected reprints, third-party funding, list of teaching activities including evaluations) electronically to

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