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66,66% Ph.D. position (f/m/d) for 3 years

Ph.D. position for 3 years

The MARUM - Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen, is offering (under the condition of job release)

One Ph.D. position (f/m/d) for 3 years

Salary group 13 TV-L (66,66 %)

The employment is fixed-term and governed by the Act of Academic Fixed-Term Contract,       §2 I (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). Therefore, candidates may only be considered for appointment if they still have the respective qualification periods available in accordance with § 2 (1) WissZeitVG.

At MARUM Ph.D. students are supervised by a team of experienced scientists. Additional training and support are offered by the Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences, GLOMAR. These offers include expert as well as skills and methods courses, coaching, networking opportunities, and the opportunity to compete for internal funds. Ph.D. students acquire expert knowledge in their field and a solid background across many disciplines of marine sciences. This project is a collaboration between the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, the University of Greifswald and the MARUM. The student will have the opportunity to work and learn at all three institutions.

The DFG funded “POMPU” proteogenomics of marine polysaccharide utilization aims at understanding the molecular details of how marine microbes metabolize complex algal polysaccharides. This PhD project focuses on elucidating molecular pathway for the degradation of sulfated, algal fucans by marine microbes.

Specific duties will include:

  1. Enzyme characterization by HPAEC-PAD, mass-spectrometry and biochemical assays
  2. Enzyme cloning and purification
  3. Functional characterization of a diverse set of enzymes involved in sulphated fucan degradation
  4. Analysis of proteomic data and microbial genomes
  5. Opportunity for scientific qualification in the context of a PhD degree

Your profile:

  • A completed MSc or diploma degree in  biochemistry, molecular biology or related fields
  • Knowledge/interest in  glycobiochemistry, enzyme kinetics, structural biology
  • Experience in enzyme purification, chromatography and enzymology
  • Interest in quantitative data analysis
  • Use of proteomics to determine enzyme function

MARUM has developed into an internationally recognised centre for marine research with a focus on the geosciences, anchored at the University of Bremen.

The University of Bremen follows a diversity strategy. It strives to increase the number of women in the academy and strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates. International applications and applications of academics with a migration background are explicitly welcome. Disabled persons with the same professional and personal qualifications will be given preference.

We look forward to receiving your application either in German or in English with the usual document until the April 8th, 2020  send your application under the reference number A63/20 to:

Universität Bremen
Jan-Hendrik Hehemann
Postfach 33 04 40
D-28334 Bremen

or by Email to: jhhehemann@marum.de

Erstellt am 12.03.20 von Rebekka Rosner