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Postdoctoral Fellow (m/f/d) (JOB ID 19-80)

Jacobs University is a private, state-accredited, English-language research university in Bremen. We are offering PreDegree, Bachelor, Master or PhD programs in three focus areas: Health, Mobility and Diversity and are involved in the professional development of specialists and managers and in the transfer of knowledge. Our principles are first class research and teaching, international diversity and transdisciplinary cooperation. As an international university we attract highly talented and open-minded students from all over the world. Currently, more than 1,500 students from 110 nations live and study on our residential campus.


The department „Life Sciences and Chemistry” invites interested candidates to apply for the next possible date as a

Postdoctoral Fellow (m/f/d)

(Full-time, limited for 1 year)

Job ID 19-80

Your research responsibilities:

You will be part of an international multidisciplinary team investigating the biochemistry and molecular biology of cocoa (Theobroma cacao) using modern bioanalytical methods. Your individual project will be the phytopathological analysis of the effects of antifungal agent(s) on soil-borne tropical plant disease(s) with emphasis on in vitro assays and field trails.
Initially, you will be responsible for conducting a subproject, which involves molecular biology, microbiology, and plant pathology work with special emphasis on fungal organisms. For this, advanced skills in molecular biology, mycology, or plant pathology will be desired. 

The position is funded and carried out in collaboration with Barry Callebaut, the leading manufacturer of industrial cocoa and chocolate.

Your qualifications:

You will have completed your doctoral training and will have obtained a title of PhD or Dr. rer. nat. in Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology or Plant Pathology. Further scientific work experience is desirable but not essential. Good knowledge of English and computer-based data management are required. Experiences in bioanalytical or chemical methods and microbiological work are desirable but not essential.

We offer:

•    Working on a modern campus
•    Flexible working hours
•    Choice of 4 dining halls on campus
•    Easy accessibility by public transport and plenty of parking on the premises
•    Various health and sports offers

Your application:

For further information regarding this position, please contact Prof. Dr. Matthias Ullrich, phone +49 421 200-3245, m.ullrich [at] jacobs-university.de.

Please send your application stating the Job ID, your availability and your salary expectations no later than December 31, 2019, as a pdf document via email to Mr. Aria Bakhtiar, Human Resources, job-application [at] jacobs-university.de

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Jacobs University is an equal opportunity employer.