The position at the University of Hohenheim will be embedded within the Institute of Biology and the Hohenheim Center for Livestock Microbiome Research (HoLMiR) and will be associated with the University wide research focus on “Mechanisms and cascades for improved agrobiological nitrogen transfer to protein production”. This research focus addresses the question of how losses that occur in the production of proteins along the production chain involving soil, plants and animals through to food can be minimized.

To answer this question, we aim to fundamentally understand the mechanisms of nitrogen and protein conversions in microorganisms, plants and animals. Research of this independent Research Group is envisaged in characterizing influencing factors, interactions of microorganisms with their hosts, and understanding the interactions of nitrogen metabolism with other areas of metabolism. Teaching within the curriculum of the study program biology, agricultural biology and/or agriculture is expected in form of research oriented, specialized courses.

We aim at recruiting an early career Post-Doc wishing to establish an independent research group to follow an academic career. Candidates should be highly motivated to work in an international team and are expected to contribute a research focus in any modern topic of microbiology with relation to nitrogen metabolism and nitrogen transformation, for example by studying symbiotic systems in the gut of (farm) animals, general mechanisms of metabolic priorization, or regulatory networks. Experience in interdisciplinary work with plant and animal biologists is desirable. Proficiency in English and good communication skills are essential, as is a completed doctoral degree and the proven ability to carry out research independently. German language skills are a plus.

Application deadline : 01.12.2022

Please attach the following documents to your application: The position is available from April 1st 2023 for a period of 5 years. The faculty supports the position with a PhD-student, an annual budget, support by technical staff, and access to the instrumental infrastructure and computing facilities of the institute. We provide training in management skills as well as support in application to national and international research grants. Please attach the following documents to your application: a statement of your future research interests and motivation, a curriculum vitae, transcripts of records and degree certificates, and a list of publications.

For application and further information please contact Prof. Dr. Waltraud Schulze (nwg_mibi@uni-hohenheim.de). Application deadline is 01.12.2022. The University of Hohenheim, Germany is located in the south of Stuttgart. The pleasant campus is close to the airport and hosts a well-equipped research infrastructure, opportunity for field and animal experiments, a baroque palace, and rambling parks, as well as a vibrant scientific community.

The University of Hohenheim accepts applications via a secure internet site. To the application

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