About JSMC

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 Foundation.

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.

Microbial Communication Colloquium - MiCoCo

The “Microbial Communication Colloquium” is organized by the JSMC Doctoral Researchers together with the members of the JSMC Faculty. The aim of this colloquium series is to present state-of-the-art research on “Microbial Communication” in all its multi-disciplinary facets.

This semester MiCoCo will still take place online once per month.

We are pleased to announce the program for MiCoCo for the upcoming summer semester.

Download the full program here

The Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse is looking for

1 science communicator

For the Microverse management office we seek a science communicator as a parental leave replacement. The position offers a variety of fields of activity such as writing press releases, maintaining social media channels and implementing communication projects. Creativity and science-affinity are welcome.

The candidate should hold a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in media and communication sciences, journalism, public relations, media design, media technology or visual communication. Furthermore, the position requires strong skills for on-time project management, organizational skills and the ability to work independently.

Science communicator (de)

Application deadline: 5th May 2021

If you have any questions regarding this position, contact alena.gold@microverse-cluster.de

Applications should comprise a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates. Please submit your application as a single PDF document via email attachment to dez5@uni-jena.de.

The Profillinie LIFE at the University Jena is looking for

1 Open-Topic Junior Research Group Leader

The profile line LIFE (https://www.uni-jena.de/en/life) supports existing structures within the current focal research areas in the life sciences and medicine. At the same time, new and innovative topics are identified and promoted. The current focal research areas in LIFE are microbiology and chemical signals, infection biology, biodiversity, bio-geo-interactions, aging research, and bioinformatics and systems biology.

Please find all information in the PDF below or online: https://www4.uni-jena.de/Universit%C3%A4t/Stellenmarkt/Wissenschaftliche+Besch%C3%A4ftigte/Open_Topic+Junior+Research+Group+Leader+%28m_f_d%29-p-597027.html

Junior Group leader

Application deadline: 31th May 2021

Diversity matters!

When we think about microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi we often associate them with illness. But those tiny organisms are essential to our survival. Why are are they important for us? And why do we need microbial diversity?
Scientists from Jena and Erfurt let us glimpse into their research and show us new perspectives on amoeba, bacteria and fungi.