Research Associate for the Project “HIMBASS Hierarchial Imaging of biofilms at synchrotron sources” § 28 Subsection 3 HmbHG

Your responsibilities

In the period from as soon as possible until 31.12.2026 duties include academic services in the project named above.

In the period from 01.01.2027 until 31.05.2027 duties primarily include teaching and research.

Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications. They may also pursue doctoral studies outside of working duties.

General information on the Research Training Group:

The HIMBASS Project will advance experimental techniques to study microbial communities through advanced imaging and X-ray based methodologies. For this purpose the structural composition and architecture of both single and multispecies biofilms will be analyzed on a nanoscale.

Specific information on the research idea of the position:

The doctoral researcher will be a member of the lab of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Universität Hamburg. He/She will will be working with Gram-nagetive bacteria forming biofilms. In this project we aim to gain a deep understanding of the structural components of single and multispecies biofilms on a nanoscale.

The position comprises a teaching load of 2 LVS from 01.01.2027 until 31.05.2027, which will be provided in the form of supervision of practical courses.

Your profile

A university degree in a relevant field.

A Master degree in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Life Science or related field is essential. Further knowledge on cultivation and handling of pathogenic and no-pathogenic of bacteria and mixed microbial communities is required together with a deep understanding of microbial physiology and genetics. In addition expertise on bacterial biofilms, bacterial genetics and omics are required. Team spirit, excellent oral and written English skills are necessary.

We offer

Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements
Continuing education opportunities
University pensions
Attractive location
Flexible working hours
Work-life balance opportunities
Health management

Educational leave

30 days of vacation per annum

Universität Hamburg—University of Excellence is one of the strongest research educational institutions in Germany. Our work in research, teaching, educational and knowledge exchange activities is fostering the next generation of responsible global citizens ready to tackle the global challenges facing us. Our guiding principle “Innovating and Cooperating for a Sustainable Future” drives collaboration with academic and nonacademic partner institutions in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and around the world. We would like to invite you to be part of our community to work with us in creating sustainable and digital change for a dynamic and pluralist society.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

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