The Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC) at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena is not only an Excellence Graduate School, but also a lively network of scientists from a broad variety of natural & life sciences institutes and an umbrella organization for three Research Training Groups in Jena. The JSMC was first awarded funding within the German Excellence Initiative in 2007. In June 2012 the Excellence Status of the JSMC was confirmed and funding for an additional six years was granted to the Graduate School. Since 2019 the JSMC is funded by the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung.
Today, JSMC hosts a total of about 130 doctoral researchers. Their research projects are situated at the numerous institutes that make up the JSMC network, including institutes and clinics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena as well as non-university research institutions.
Laboratory Technician or Technical Assistant Biology
The junior research group of Dr. Amelia Barber at the Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse invites applications for a Laboratory Technician or Technical Assistant Biology (m/f/d) starting on 01.11.2023 or at the earliest possible date thereafter.
The research group focuses on fungi that cause human disease (e.g. Aspergillus and Candida), including how they cause disease, their interactions with bacteria, as well as antifungal resistance in these organisms.
World premiere of the film "Into the Microverse - Journey through an amazing world of microbes"
At the end of this years' Microverse symposium, all attendees looked forward to the world premiere of the film "Into the Microverse - Journey through an amazing world of microbes" at the historic Planetarium Jena. The film was produced within the framework of the Microverse Cluster in cooperation with the University of Jena, and the ‘Jena School for Microbial Communication’ as well as many other research partners and sponsors.
The 360-degree adventure transported the premiere guests into the world of the microverse. With the film, the Microverse Cluster aims to show the importance of microorganisms for the health of living beings and their influence on processes in ecosystems. The 15-minute film will soon be available for download in English and German here on our website.
Jena Alliance "Life in Focus"
The JSMC is part of the Jena Alliance "Life in Focus" that promotes a nationally and internationally visible excellent graduate qualification at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena.
Under the umbrella of the Graduate Academy, the Jena Alliance networks and strengthens the established graduate programmes: Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC), Jena School of Molecular Medicine (JSMM), Abbe School of Photonics (ASP) and Max Planck School of Photonics (MPSP).