Head of Metabolomics Facility (f/m/d)

Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB), Halle

Research at the IPB, a member of the Leibniz Association on the Weinberg Campus of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, aims to understand the chemical basis of plant resilience and performance. The IPB offers a stimulating multi¬disciplinary academic environment, excellent research facilities and state-of-the-art technologies to investigate the chemical diversity, metabolic interconversions, molecular actions, and biological roles of plant and fungal natural products, with an emphasis on specialized metabolites, signaling molecules, and underlying protein regulatory circuits see (http://www.ipb-halle.de).

The IPB secured permanent funding to establish a dedicated Program Center for Plant Metabolomics and Computational Biochemistry (MetaCom). Center units will initially comprise the Metabolomics Facility, Analytical Laboratory, and Computational Plant Biochemistry Group, followed by the addition of an Independent Junior Research Group.

The IPB invites applications to fill the MetaCom-associated Senior Scientist position of

Head of Metabolomics Facility (f/m/d)

The successful candidate will lead the metabolomics laboratory and act as a co-speaker of the MetaCom Center jointly with the head of the Plant Computational Biochemistry Group (Dr. S. Neumann). The personnel of the metabolomics facility will consist of three senior scientists and five technical assistants. A central task is active involvement in collaborations with all IPB departments. In addition, the head of the metabolomics facility is expected to develop an independent line of research consistent with the mission of the IPB and to actively acquire third-party funding. Additional responsibilities include coordinating the activities of the MetaCom Center jointly with the other co-speaker and the Directors of the IPB, managing the park of instruments (including new acquisitions) and the finances of the facility.

We are looking for candidates holding a PhD degree with extensive postdoctoral experience in metabolomics (preferably of plants) ideally with additional expertise in proteomics, documented by publications in high-standard peer-reviewed journals, and with a successful record of third-party funding. Further requirements are experience in supervising research personnel and excellent communication skills.

Salary and social benefits are according to the German Public Service regulation (TV-L E 14 100%) and according to experience. The position is to be filled from 01/01/2023 or at the earliest possible date thereafter and is initially for three years with the possibility of permanent employment upon positive evaluation.

Applications must include a cover letter describing research accomplishments and interests, a statement on the vision for the metabolomics facility, a CV plus publication list, and contact details of three referees. Please, send your application quoting reference number 15/2022 as a single pdf document to bewerbungen(at)ipb-halle.de.

Closing date: November 15, 2022

The successful candidate with a PhD degree not obtained at a German university must submit a certificate assessment for foreign university qualifications (Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications) from the Central Office for Foreign Education (https://www.kmk.org/zab/central-office-for-foreign-education).

Please note, our data protection information for applicants (m/f/d) according to Article 13 and 14 GDPR concerning data protection processing in the application process https://www.ipb-halle.de/en/career/data-protection-information-for-applicants/.

For additional information, please contact Prof. Alain Tissier (atissier(at)ipb-halle.de or +49 345 5582 1500). The IPB is an equal opportunity employer and promotes a family-friendly working environment.