Open postdoc position: azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus

We have a postdoc position available as part of a multi-center collaborative research project investigating the environmental origin of antifungal resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus. The position is in cooperation with the research groups of Holger Deising (Uni Halle), Oliver Kurzai (Uni Wü) and our group at the Leibniz-HKI. The primary place of work will be Jena, Germany. However, some field work and obligations in Halle, Germany will be required.

The required qualifications for the position is:
- Master’s degree (or equivalent) in biology, microbiology, molecular biology, phytopathology, or a related discipline. Completion of a doctoral degree is desired but not absolutely required
- Expert knowledge of microbiology and molecular biology techniques. Experience working with S-2 organisms and/or fungi would be advantageous
- Good written and spoken English communication skills
- EU Class B driver’s license

The tasks for this position include:
- Adaptation of Aspergillus spp in the presence of antifungal compounds
- Antifungal susceptibility testing
- Molecular analyses, including DNA extraction, PCR, qRT-PCR, molecular cloning, and the construction of mutant strains
- Environmental soil and air sampling
- Preparation of project reports and publications
- Presentation of scientific results at conferences and project meetings

Questions and requests for additional information can be directed to myself () or Holger Deising ().

Applications, including a cover letter with a brief statement of research experience and motivation, CV, degree certifications/transcripts, and the contact information of two possible references, should be submitted via E-mail as a single PDF to Prof. Dr. Holger Deising at .

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.

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Amelia Barber
Amelia Barber
Group Leader

Fungal pathogenesis, resistance, and genome stuff. Always up for an adventure or bike ride.