Publish Date: 26.10.2022

Category: Job vacancies

 UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA, BIOTECHNICAL FACULTY, Department of Microbiology, Chair of microbial ecology and physiology, Jamnikarjeva 101, 1000 Ljubljana.


  • Code: H019001 (M/Ž)
  • Nr of open positions: 1
  • Name code: 0
  • Name: Asistent z doktoratom 
  • Tariff class: IX
  • Salary grade: 43
  • Salary subgroup: H
  • Employment period: fixed-term, from 1. 1. 2023 till 31. 12. 2025 with possibility of 2-years extension
  • Working time: full-time
  • Trial period: 3 months

2. Qualificatios required for the position:

  • doctoral degree in natural sciences
  • active knowledge of English language
  • good communication and organizational skills, ability to work independently in professional and scientific environment
  • valid habilitation title of assistant or research assistant in the field of microbiology, if the candidate does not have one, he/she must obtain it within the first four months of employment
  • we are looking for a candidate with experience in microscopic analysis of bacterial cells, Bacillus sp gene regulation, genetic engineering of microbes and phage-host interactions 

3. Short description of tasks:  

  • setting up high-performance imaging platform to investigate phage-host interactions, within the  ERC project entitled 'The evolution of host manipulation by bacteriophage'
  • designing and performing high-throughput cell and virus imaging studies, gene expression  analysis, and genetic engineering of bacteria and bacteriophages
  • collaboration within the project team, chair and the department
  • preparation of research reports, presentations and research manuscripts
  • active participation in deparment seminars, chair meetings and group meetings  
  • preparing proposals for purchasing research equipment, maintaining equipment and ordering consumables
  • carrying out tasks in one's field as instructed by the head of the organizational unit and other tasks that fall within the broader professional area of the position
  • performance of other tasks that fall within the broader professional field of the position
  • working with computer tools.

4. Application deadline:  21 days from job posting, from 26. 10. 2022 till (incl.) 16. 11. 2022.     

Candidates should send their applications with CV and PhD certificate within the announced deadline, to following email address:   

5. Contact person at the faculty:    

 Name and surname: Anna Dragoš, PhD    

 Phone number:  +386 69 60 55 57