Junior Group Leader Symposium, September 26th to 28th, 2017

We seek talented, dynamic, independent and highly motivated scientists early in their career who are planning to apply for independent funding

Our Research Center is on its way to further strengthen our expertise in molecular microbiology, bacterial cell biology, biochemistry, cellular physiology, host-microbe interactions, structural biology and modeling. Therefore, we seek talented, dynamic, independent and highly motivated scientists early in their career who are planning to apply for independent funding (e.g. the Emmy Noether Program, Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, Volkswagen Foundation Freigeist or ERC starting grant) and, based on this funding, would like to establish an independent Junior Research Group at SYNMIKRO or an associated University department.

SYNMIKRO and its joined Collaborative Research Centres (CRCs) on Microbial Diversity in Environmental Signal Response (http://sfb987.de) and on Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Bacterial Cells (http://www.trr174.org) will provide mentoring and administrative support during the application process. Successful candidates will be offered fully equipped lab space, access to a comprehensive infrastructure and an attractive support package specifically tailored to the needs of each candidate.

SYNMIKRO will host a symposium from September 26th to 28th, 2017, in Marburg to provide an opportunity for the mutual exchange of ideas and identify candidates whose interests are within the scope of SYNMIKRO and the CRCs. We cordially invite applications for this symposium. Please send your letter of motivation explaining why you would like to join us, your CV, a statement of scientific achievements and a maximum two-page summary of your future research plans, including potential collaborations with the PIs in SYNMIKRO and/or the CRCs.

Please submit your application as a single pdf-file by e-mail to director@synmikro.uni-marburg.de. The deadline for applications is June 15th, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by mid-July 2017. For any inquiries, please contact Dr. Gert Bange (gert.bange@synmikro.uni-marburg.de, ++49-6421–28 23361). The Philipps-Universität Marburg seeks to recruit more women in areas in which they are underrepresented. Hence, we would like to strongly encourage qualified women to apply. Applications from disabled candidates or those with additional support needs are also welcome.

SYNMIKRO Young Researchers Groups

Almost all scientific members of SYNMIKRO are actively involved in DFG’s Collaborative Research Centers (Sonderforschungsbereiche), Research Training Groups (Graduiertenkollegs), or other Cooperative Research projects. Alongside performing adventurous experiments, and reporting excellent science, SYNMIKRO substantially promotes potential Young Research Group Leaders by constantly keeping its doors open to welcome and support Young Researchers planning to set up an Independent Research Group.
Our Young Research Groups