Algae Biotechnology & Bioenergy
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We offer

2 Postdoc Positions (24-36 months)


1 PhD position (36 months)

in the field of

Metabolic Engineering of Microalgae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)

Recently, we have overcome an issue that limits transgene expression in the eukaryotic microalgaChlamydomonas reinhardtii. This breakthrough has opened the possibility of using this model microalga for high-level genetic and metabolic engineering concepts including: the production ofheterologous terpenoid products,modified fatty acids, andamino acid derivative high-value chemicals.

The Algae Biotechnology and Bioenergy Group at the Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec) in Bielefeld University is currently searching for motivated, high-level candidates to take on cutting-edge projects in the metabolic engineering ofChlamydomonas reinhardtii. We are searching for candidates with experience in some of these topics: synthetic biology, cloning, microalgae, bacteria and/or yeast engineering, plant or moss engineering, yeast artificial chromosome design, and molecular biology. We are especially interested in candidates with keen interest in sustainable technologies who can take initiative to help drive forward these concepts in a highly dynamic, young, and enthusiastic research environment.

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Bielefeld University is committed to support equal opportunity; we encourage applications from qualified women and persons with disabilities.

Your application:

Please send CV (including transcripts & certificates), personal statement of research background & motivation and the name as well as contact details of two referees as one pdf document per email to: Prof. Dr. Olaf Kruse, Bielefeld University; Dep. of Biology/CeBiTec; Chair of Algae Biotechnology & Bioenergy; Application deadline is 30.04.2018.


PostDoc positions

PostDoc position #1. Application deadline 30.04.2018.

PostDoc position #2. Application deadline 30.04.2018.


PhD positions


PhD position available. Application deadline 30.04.2018.


Bachelor and master projects


We always welcome applications for bachelor and master projects.
Please apply via Email at:

Dr. Jan H. Mussgnug