Publish Date: 20.03.2023

Category: Job vacancies

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

Open position: RESEARCHER

  • Code: H017004 (M/Ž)
  • Nr of open positions: 1
  • Name code: 0
  • Name: Researcher 
  • Tariff class: VII/2
  • Salary grade: 34
  • Salary subgroup: H
  • Employment period: fixed-term
  • Working time: until the end of the project from 1st May 2023 to 31st October 2027
  • Trial period: 3 months

  Qualifications required for the position:

  • master’s degree in natural sciences
  • active knowledge of English language
  • good communication and organizational skills, ability to work independently in professional and scientific environment
  • we are looking for a candidate with experience in microbiology, molecular techniques and basics in bioinformatics
  • past experience in work with Bacillus subtilis and bacteriophages will be additional asset
  • we expect candidates to be eager to learn new skills and new tool to analyse the data 

Short description of tasks: 

  • general oversight and management of the microbiology and molecular laboratories, preparation of basic growth media and solutions, sterilization
  • monitoring materials supply, 
  • managing strain collection and general lab order,
  • managing of group electronic notebook
  • collaboration within the project team within the field of phage-host interactions, collaboration within chair and the microbiology department,
  • preparation of research reports, presentations and contribution to research manuscripts,
  • active participation in department seminars, chair meetings and group meetings, 
  • 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.
  • candidate will have an opportunity to enroll in PhD program, if interested

Work environment

The candidate will join young ERC-founded research group, focusing on control of bacteria by temperate phages, considering phenotypic changes, molecular mechanisms and evolutionary dynamics. The group is stationed at the newly equipped lab-office unit, located at the campus of Biotechnical Faculty, in the green part of Ljubljana. The group is part of Chair of Microbial Ecology and Physiology, consisting of ~20 researchers that specialize in microbial interactions from basic and applicative site, bacterial biofilms and comparative genomics.   

Application deadline: till (incl.) 20.4.2023   

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

Contact person at the faculty: Name and surname: Anna Dragoš, Assistant Professor Phone number:+386 1 3203 409  Email: