3rd Early Career Researcher Symposium on Cyanobacteria, Freiburg, 12 – 14 Sept. 2018

After two excellent meetings in Rostock (2016) and Düsseldorf (2017) the 3rd Early Career Researcher Symposium on Cyanobacteria – short Cyano2018 – is going to take place in Freiburg from 12th – 14th of September 2018. You can find detailed information about the venue here.

This symposium was initiated by the “Vereinigung für Allgemeine und Angewandte Mikrobiologie” (VAAM) to offer a platform for scientific exchange and discussion to young researchers (master’s students, PhD students, young PostDocs) in the field of cyanobacteria.

Cyano2018 will included talks and poster presentations from early career researchers, as well as, keynote lectures by invited speakers.

Registration will be open between April and 15th June 2018. You are welcome to register with an abstract for a talk or a poster presentation. There is no registration fee, but we would appreciate a small contribution of 10 – 15 € for the expenses of the barbecue. Furthermore, we are happy to announce that a travel grant is available to all VAAM members.

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PhD Position: Freshwater Plankton Biodiversity – Univ. of Cologne, Germany

At the Cologne Biocenter, a 3-year, DFG funded PhD project is available within the priority programme SPP1704 “DynaTrait” for a research project on Trait-related feedback dynamics in natural plankton communities. The project involves field work (mesocosm experiments), laboratory experiments and analyses in the laboratory using methods of analytical chemistry and molecular biology.
Successful candidates should have a strong background in ecology, biodiversity research or related fields. Experience in plankton ecology, analytical chemistry (GC, HPLC) and statistical methods are desirable. A strong ability for conceptual thinking and experimental design is essential. Further, a Diploma or MSc degree in Natural Sciences is required; a driving licence (for the field work) would be advantageous. The position is based in Cologne, but willingness to travel for field work to Bavaria is expected. Proficiency in English is essential, additional knowledge in German is helpful, but not mandatory.

The position is funded with 65% of German TVL-13 salary level for 3 years It is available starting March 2018.
Applications should be in English and include a cover letter, C.V., and names and contact-details of two references. Please submit applications electronically to patrick.fink@uni-koeln.de until February 2nd, 2018. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Physically handicapped persons will be given preference in case of equal qualification.

You can download the position description here.

Contact: Dr. Patrick Fink
University of Cologne
Workgroup Aquatic Chemical Ecology
Zülpicher Strasse 47b
50674 Köln, Germany
E-mail: patrick.fink@uni-koeln.de


Doctoral Researcher (m/f) Exploring the Role of Light in Microalgal-Pathogen Interactions – Germany

The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute – in cooperation with the Friedrich Schiller University, the University Hospital Jena and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology are offering an international graduate training programme. The International Leibniz Research School (ILRS Jena) gives doctoral researchers the possibility to prepare for their PhD exam in an ambitious program providing excellent research conditions.

Details for this position in the Euraxess page.