Institute of Microbiology PhD & PostDoc Research

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24-09-19 Full Professor in Environmental Microbiology (with focus on terrestrial ecosystems)

10-04-19 UniversitätsassistentIn – Postdoc (Junior Professorship) - Bioinformatics 

08-03-19 PhD Position - HiPoAF ›

as soon as possible!
3 years

Administrative unit
Institute of Microbiology, University of Innsbruck (Austria)

Extent of employment
30 hours/week

Cooperation in the FWF research project HiPoAF “Unleashing the hidden potential of anaerobic fungi (Neocallimastigomycota)”. In this research project, that brings together research teams from Austria, Germany and Switzerland, a fundamental know-how on the distribution, diversity, nutrient requirements, symbionts, and the biotechnological potential of this peculiar fungal group shall be explored.

For more information please refer to: (German) and listing/item/367-hipoaf (English)

Required qualifications
• MSc in Microbiology or similar areas
• Experience in classical microbiology (e.g. cultivation, preferred with anaerobic microorganisms, anaerobic digestion)
• Experience with molecular techniques in microbiology (DNA, RNA, maybe NGS, FISH)
• Independent working method and good team-working- and communication skills
• Desired: Lab experience with anaerobic fungi (Neocallimastigomycota)
• Desired: good written and spoken English skills
• Desired: readiness for mobility, as part of the training will take place at the research facilities of our project partners (D und CH).

The minimum gross salary for this position, that is in accordance with FWF-guidelines, amounts to € 2162,40 / month.

We are looking forward to receiving your written application! The position is open until filled! Please send your applications to

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