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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Faculty of Envi­ron­men­tal Sci­en­ces, Depart­ment of Hydro Sci­en­ces, Insti­tute of Hydro­bio­logy

The TU Dres­den is one of ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an “excel­lence uni­ver­sity”. TUD has about 36.500 stu­dents and almost 5319 employees, 507 pro­fes­sors among them, and, thus, is the lar­gest uni­ver­sity in Sax­ony, today.

Having been com­mit­ted to sci­en­ces and the engi­nee­ring before the reuni­fi­ca­tion of Ger­many, TU Dres­den now is a multi-disci­pline uni­ver­sity, also offe­ring huma­nities and social sci­en­ces as well as medi­cine.

Rese­arch Asso­ciate / Post­doc in Micro­bio­logy

(Sub­ject to per­so­nal qua­li­fi­ca­tion, employees are remu­n­e­ra­ted accord­ing to salary group E 13 TV-L)
The Depart­ment of Hydro Sci­en­ces, Insti­tute of Hydro­bio­logy offers a posi­tion
rela­ted to the evo­lu­tion of anti­biotic resis­tance and micro­bial bio­film dyna­mics in the envi­ron­ment. The posi­tion is to start at the ear­liest pos­si­ble date and is initi­ally limi­ted until 31.01.2019 with the option of exten­sion until 31.07.2019 (sub­ject to gran­ted funds). The period of employ­ment is gover­ned by the Fixed Term Rese­arch Con­tracts Act (Wis­sen­schafts­zeit­ver­trags­ge­setz - Wiss­ZeitVG). The posi­tion is embed­ded in the frame­work of a DFG/BMBF pro­ject toge­ther with the Helm­holtz Centre for Envi­ron­men­tal Rese­arch at the Cen­ter for Advan­ces Water Rese­arch (CAWR). Due to joint pro­ject manage­ment, a posi­tion las­ting for 18 months will fol­low at CAWR. The can­di­date selec­tion pro­cess will be car­ried out toge­ther with CAWR for the total dura­tion. It is the­re­fore not necessary to re-apply. The posi­tion offers the chance to obtain fur­ther aca­de­mic qua­li­fi­ca­tion.

Work­ing field:

The pro­ject is cen­te­red on the ques­tion of the evo­lu­tion of anti­biotic resis­tance in the envi­ron­ment and on pre­da­tor-prey dyna­mics in an expe­ri­men­tal bio­film sys­tem. Models and expe­ri­ments will iden­tify the main pro­ces­ses influ­en­cing the dyna­mics of bio­film for­ma­tion.


  • uni­versity degree and PhD in bio­logy, hydro­logy, medi­cine or sim­ilar fields
  • well-acquain­ted with molecu­lar and micro­bi­o­lo­gical tech­niques, in par­tic­u­lar with real-time PCR, digital PCR, plas­mid ana­lysis and genetic modi­fic­a­tions of microor­gan­isms, as well as with the cul­tiv­a­tion of microbes on a labor­at­ory scale
  • strong pub­lic­a­tion record; motiv­a­tion to per­form inde­pend­ent research and the will­ing­ness to coordin­ate the sci­entific efforts within the pro­ject with little external super­vi­sion
  • abil­ity to think innov­at­ively and to work as an act­ive mem­ber of a team
  • very good com­mand of Ger­man and Eng­lish for pub­lish­ing high-qual­ity research.
  • Famili­ar­ity with mod­el­ling approaches cap­ab­il­it­ies would be a great plus.

How to ap­ply:

App­li­ca­ti­ons from women are par­ti­cu­larly wel­come. The same app­lies to people with disa­bi­li­ties.
The app­li­ca­tion docu­ments should include a short moti­va­tion let­ter with your poten­tial star­ting date and your CV with the full list of publi­ca­ti­ons. These are to be sub­mit­ted by 26.06.2018 (stam­ped arri­val date of the uni­ver­sity cen­tral mail ser­vice app­lies) to: TU Dres­den, Fakul­tät Umwelt­wis­sen­schaf­ten, Fach­rich­tung Hydro­wis­sen­schaf­ten, Insti­tut für Hydro­bio­lo­gie, Herrn Prof. Tho­mas Beren­donk, Helm­holtz­str. 10, 01069 Dres­den or via the TU Dres­den Secu­re­Mail Por­tal by sen­ding it as a sin­gle pdf docu­ment to Please sub­mit copies only, as your app­li­ca­tion will not be retur­ned to you. Expen­ses incur­red in atten­ding inter­views can­not be reim­bur­sed.