PhD position at Hohenheim University, Germany

The research group Microbial Ecology of Livestock, of Jun. Prof. Amélia Camarinha Silva at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart is offering a PhD position in the field of gut microbiome of organic chicken. The project is part of the ProBioHuhn- “New strategies for reducing diseases on organic broiler farms with particular regard to the gut microbiome”, funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture and in collaboration with the project partners of University of Kassel and German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment. The overall aim is to understand the fundamental principles of microbe-host interactions and the composition and function of the intestinal microbiome of organic chickens.

Candidate profile:
• Completed university studies (master's degree, diploma or a comparable university degree) in microbiology, bioinformatics or agricultural biology/science or another field relevant to the topic.
• Experience in molecular biology methods, 16S sequencing, metagenomics, bioinformatics and statistics.
• Very good knowledge of written and spoken English and German (plus).

The place of work is at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. Salary will be according to the appropriate civil service level EG 13 TV-L, 0.65. Funding is available for 36 months.
Women are explicitly encouraged to apply to increase their share in science and research. Physically disabled persons will be favoured if they are equally qualified.

Starting date: 1st of October 2022.

Please send your application documents, including a CV, motivation letter, copy of certificates and two references contacts in one pdf until 11th of September 2022 to [email protected]. For additional information, please contact Jun. Prof. Dr. Amélia Camarinha Silva. ([email protected]).

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