JSMC Student Position: Microbial Origin of Banded Iron Formations in Germany, 2013

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The Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC) is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. JSMC is an ambitious Graduate School with over 150 doctoral researchers who are educated in a structured, interdisciplinary training program based on top?level fundamental research. It conceptionally combines different research areas to a comprehensive picture of microbial communication Institutes at five faculties of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, six non?university research institutes as well as 12 partner companies are participating in this cutting?edge research and training program.

We expect: -a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Natural Sciences (geobiology, geology, mineralogy microbiology and/or chemistry). Candidates about to earn their degree are welcome to apply. desirable methodological skills: experience in optical and/or electron microscopy methods, geochemical analysis as well as microbiology -high motivation and interest to join one of the interdisciplinary research areas of JSMC -creativity and interest to shape your own thesis project -an integrative and cooperative personality with enthusiasm for actively participating in the lively JSMC Community – very good communication skills in English (instruction language at JSMC) -Both German as well as international students are welcome to apply. However, candidates should demonstrate adequate competence in the English language as English is the language of instruction at JSMC.

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