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.
The Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse invites applications for 1 postdoctoral and 2 doctoral researcher positions
The Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena combines expertise in life, material, optical and computational sciences to elevate microbiome studies from descriptive to hypothesis-driven and functional analyses. Our core mission is to elucidate fundamental principles of the interactions and functions in microbial communities in diverse habitats ranging from oceans and ground water to plant and human hosts. The affiliated early career program of the Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC) offers an ambitious, structured and interdisciplinary post-graduate training based on top-level fundamental research.
We are curently offering one postdoctoral and two doctoral researcher positions. We are seeking motivated and engaging candidates who strive to collaborate widely and look beyond traditional disciplines to further our mission.
Application deadline: 29th April 2021.
Applications for these positions are accepted via the JSMC Online Application Portal.
An overview of all positions offerend can be found 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.
Application deadline: 5th May 2021
If you have any questions regarding this position, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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
Application deadline: 31th May 2021
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.