Job Opportunity: PhD position Microbiology and Molecular Biology/Biochemistry, GEOMAR, Germany | POGO

Job Opportunity: PhD position Microbiology and Molecular Biology/Biochemistry, GEOMAR, Germany

Apply by 27 November 2019

 

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is currently offering a PhD position on Microbiology and Molecular Biology/Biochemistry within the Geomicrobiology group in the research unit “Marine Geosystems”.

 

subject to project approval starting on February 1st 2020. The position is temporary for 36 months and offers the possibility to attain a doctoral degree in natural sciences.

Job Description / Project Description

  • The candidate is expected to develop an activity-based screen for identifying CO2 reducing enzymes from metagenomic fosmid libraries and describing them. This will include the following tasks:
  • DNA isolation from marine environmental samples and construction of fosmid libraries
  • Development of an assay for detecting recombinant CO2 reducing enzymes
  • Identification of genes encoding the respective enzyme activity
  • Biochemical characterization of the CO2 reducing enzymes
  • Involvement in publishing the scientific results in international journals and presenting findings at conferences

 

Qualification

  • master degree of natural sciences/ medicine or equivalent enabling the candidate to perform above mentioned tasks
  • sound knowledge of molecular biological and/or biochemical methods
  • sound knowledge of the English language
  • ability for analytical thinking, drive and team ability
  • Experience with DNA extraction, construction of fosmid and transposon libraries as well as carbon monoxide dehydrogenases is an advantage.

 

For full details and to apply, visit https://www.geomar.de/en/service/karriere/job-single-en/article/doktoran...

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