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Ruhr-Universität Bochum | LS Biologie der Mikroorganismen

Best.-Nr.: 457335 - 12 PhD positions (m/f/d) 3 years, 25,88 h/w

  • Online seit 08.01.2021
  • 210108-436872
  • 457335
  • Wissenschaftl. Mitarbeiter(in)


The Ruhr University Bochum is one of the leading research universities in Germany. The university draws its strengths from both the diversity and the proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. 

In the frame of the Research Training Group 2341 “Microbial Substrate Conversion” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) we offer 12 PhD positions.

The Research Training Group “Microbial substrate conversion (MiCon)” aims at understanding the mechanistic principles of microbial metabolic processes at the molecular level. The enzymes and pathways under investigation are involved in the synthesis of small molecules like hydrogen, the biosynthesis, modification and degradation of lipids, and the production of secondary metabolites. Many of the investigated enzymes are not only of fundamental interest but also attractive for biotechnological and medical applications. Major topics are:

  • Small molecule conversion
  • Lipid metabolism
  • Secondary metabolite production

The position is third party funded and does not have any formal teaching duties attached.

We offer an interdisciplinary training programme tailored to the individual need of the doctoral researchers. Disciplines involved are Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biophysics, Chemistry and Plant Science.

For more information on individual projects and the qualification programme see our website: www.rub.de/micon

The positions are funded for three years, starting July 1st, 2021.

Please submit your application until February 07, 2021 as single PDF including CV, degree certificates, one-page abstract of your Master thesis, motivation letter and your preference for up to three of the available projects to: micon@rub.de  

Travel expenses for interviews can be refunded.

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At the Ruhr University Bochum, we wish to promote careers of women in areas in which they are underrepresented, and we would therefore like to encourage female candidates to send us their applications. Applications by suitable candidates with severe disabilities and other applicants with equal legal status are likewise most welcome.



We are seeking highly motivated students (m/f/d) who completed their studies (Master of Science or equivalent) in any of the disciplines mentioned above. Strong conceptual and analytical skills as well as the ability to work in an interdisciplinary research environment are required. As the candidates will join an international team of scientists, good English skills are essential. We expect the candidates to actively participate in the training programme, which consists of workshops, research seminars, a summer school and a research stay as a visiting scientist.


Art der Beschäftigung
Zeitraum der Beschäftigung
36 month
13 TV-L 65 %
Sonntag, 07. Februar 2021 - 23:59


Hochschule / Einrichtung
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Institut / Einrichtung
LS Biologie der Mikroorganismen
Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum, Deutschland
Herr Dr. Simon Czolkoss


Herr Dr. Simon Czolkoss



Ruhr-Universität Bochum | LS Biologie der Mikroorganismen


Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum