PhD-Student (m/f) Microbial community dynamics in biogas reactors

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Para terminar esta semana compartimos esta información que puede interesar a más de uno. Se trata de un ayuda para hacer la tesis doctoral en microbiología de la digestión anaerobia.



The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) with its 1,100 employees has gained an excellent reputation as an international competence centre for environmental sciences. We are part of the largest scientific organisation in Germany, the Helmholtz community. Our mission: Our research seeks to find a balance between social development and the long-term protection of our natural resources

To join the just started junior research group “McBiogas – Metabolism-centered predictive modeling of anaerobic digestion for biogas production” in the Department of Environmental Microbiology, we are looking for the setup, operation, and monitoring of lab-scale biogas reactors and their microbial communities for an enthusiastic and committed

PhD-Student (m/f)

Microbial community dynamics in biogas reactors

working time: 50% (19,5 hours per week), limited to 3 years

Your duties:

  • Setup and operation of lab-scale biogas reactors
  • Process analytics (incl. GC and HPLC)
  • Characterisation of microbial reactor communities and their dynamics by Amplicon-Sequencing, T-RFLP fingerprinting, and Flow cytometry
  • Development and application of microcalorimetric methods
  • Supervision of master students

Your profile:

  • Applicants must hold a Master degree in biotechnology, biochemistry, biology or a related field
  • The ideal candidate has a background in the microbiology of anaerobic digestion and experience in anaerobic cultivation techniques, biomolecular methods, and bioprocess-engineering
  • Ability to communicate in an inter-disciplinary team

We offer:

  • Scientific training in a stimulating environment with local, national and international collaborations
  • The freedom you need to bridge the difficult gap between high-level basic research and application-oriented research & development
  • Work in an interdisciplinary, multinational team
  • Excellent links with national and international research networks
  • Excellent support and optimal subject-specific and general training with UFZ’s HIGRADE graduate school
  • Remuneration in accordance with the TVöD public-sector pay grade 13 including attractive public-sector social security benefits