top of page

PhD Scholarship In Microbial Ecology At The University Of Duisburg-Essen, Germany


The goal of the DeepH project is to investigate the global organization of the microbial genomes of archaea in deep underground habitats. In addition to using long-read technology and genome-resolved metagenomics, PhD students will also engage in international research expeditions, microscopy, bioinformatics, and other related fields. You will work closely with Ulrike Endesfelder’s lab at the University of Bonn as well as the group led by Prof. Dr. Probst. Additionally, the University of Duisburg-Essen’s Water Graduate School will provide you with career development chances.


  • A diverse, research-intensive environment with interdisciplinary opportunities.

  • Varied, multifaceted research with creative potential.

  • Respectful, appreciative cooperation in a non-discriminatory working environment.

  • Individual mentoring and professional development opportunities.

  • Attractive sports and health offers through university sports.


  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in microbiology, microbial ecology, geomicrobiology, genomics, bioinformatics, or related fields.

  • Proficient in DNA extraction and qPCR.

  • Bioinformatics skills are advantageous, particularly in genome-resolved metagenomics, Oxford Nanopore Technologies, and programming (shell, Python, and/or R).

  • Fieldwork experience and fluorescence microscopy knowledge are desirable.

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.

  • Demonstrated self-initiative, creativity, interpersonal skills, and flexibility.

Deadline: April 11, 2024

Click here for more details.


bottom of page