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PhD Fellowships in Industrial Biotechnology: Biology/Biotechnology/Biochemistry, Germany

Doctoral Programme Industrial Biotechnology – 6 Open Fellowships in Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Germany

Study Subject:Biology/Biotechnology/Biochemistry
Employer: Biology/Biotechnology/Biochemistry
Level:PhD
Description: The CLIB-Graduate Cluster Industrial Biotechnology offers 6 PhD Positionsstarting in the autumn 2011 semester. This is a structured doctoral programme of Bielefeld University, the TU Dortmund University and the University of Duesseldorf. All three universities are located in NRW, the most populous state of Germany with an excellent research and industrial infrastructure.
Doctoral candidates will join top research labs working both on applied and basic research, take part in key qualification courses and yearly retreats, and are encouraged to join a company for a 3-month industrial internship. They will receive a tax-free stipend of 1500 EUR per month for 36 months.

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Research projects in the cluster span the range of industrial biotechnology. In our current call, we offer projects at

Bielefeld University
• polyomics (bioinformatics, systems biology, -omics technologies,)
• expression (novel and established organisms, secretion systems)

TU Dortmund University
• expression (novel and established organisms, secretion systems)
• biocatalysis (whole-cell and single-molecule biocatalysis, enzyme optimisation)

The following projects are suitable for candidates with a degree in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology or related areas.

Project No. 601
Assembly and combinatorial biosynthesis of the xanthohumol pathway.
Prof. Dr. Oliver Kayser, Laboratory of Technical Biochemistry, Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering, TU Dortmund University

Project No. 602
Single cell analysis and quantitative physiology of industrially relevant microorganisms.
Dr. Oliver Frick, Prof. Dr. Andreas Schmid, Laboratory of Chemical Biotechnology, Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering, TU Dortmund University

Project No. 603
Understanding the regulatory network of biofilm formation in Pseudomonas sp. strain VLB120.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Schmid, Laboratory of Chemical Biotechnology, Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering, TU Dortmund University

Project No. 608
Genome-based metabolic engineering of Corynebacterium glutamicum and process intensification for the production of biomonomers for the polyamide plastics and fibre markets.
Prof. Dr. Volker F. Wendisch, Chair of Genetics of Prokaryotes & CeBiTec-IGS, Bielefeld University

Project No. 610
Expression of industrially relevant proteins from high G+C actinobacteria in Corynebacterium glutamicum.
Dr. Jörn Kalinowski, Institute for Genome Research and Systems Biology, Center for Biotechnology, Bielefeld University

We invite excellent graduates with a M.Sc./M.A. or Diploma in relevant disciplines, who receive their degree before September 2011, to apply

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