|| The PhD project is entitled ‘Characterization of bacterial isolates from the chicken gastroin-testinal tract involved in phytate degradation’ and is part of an overall research strategy of the institute.
The practical work includes cultivation and isolation of anaerobic bacteria from the chicken gut including the design of specific media. In parallel and in the second half of the project, molecular genetic approaches to identify phytate degradation capabilities of the bacteria are planned. Knowledge about primer design, PCR and biochemical assays are preferable qualities.
We seek a highly motivated creative person with interests in microbiology, biology and bio-chemistry. Candidates should have a Diploma or MSc certification in the area of microbiol-ogy, biology or a similar subject in natural science.
The place of work is at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. Funding is available for 36 months.
Women are explicitly encouraged to apply for increase their share in science and research. Physically handicapped persons will be favoured if they are equally qualified.
The Seifert lab is currently hosting one Post-Doc, four PhD students and two technicians studying microbiome-host interactions in livestock. Recent publications are listed at Research Gate (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jana_Seifert). Lab homepage is cur-rently out of order due to system migration.
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