Postdoctoral research associate (m/f/d)

Leibniz Institute DSMZ–German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, Braunschweig

The Leibniz-Institut DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH, Braunschweig offers the position of a

Postdoctoral research associate (m/f/d)

- Analytics - 

in the Department DSMZ Services. The appointment will be initially for 5 years with a salary according to TV-L (depending on individual qualification and experience). The position is offered as full time (39.8 hours per week) and is appropriate for a part time position.

The postdoctoral researcher will be involved into the analytical services provided by the DSMZ. This includes the optimization of methods, the introduction of state-of-the-art analytical methods, analysis of routine samples, database curation and customer support. Development and realization of novel analytical research projects are among the major tasks including chemotaxonomy and metabolic characterization of microorganisms and cell culture. A close collaboration with different departments of the DSMZ is expected.

Requirements for the position are a PhD university degree with a focus on microbiology or biochemistry or a comparable discipline. The position requires experience mass spectrometry coupled to gas chromatography or liquid chromatography, ideally both, on analytical, technical and methodological level. Candidates should have documented experience in analysis of complex metabolomic or lipidomic analyses and in planning und realization of systems biological approaches. 

The Leibniz Institute DSMZ is one of the largest bioresource centers in the world. The institute is equipped with state-of-the art instruments for microbiological, chemical, and molecular work including an own next-generation sequencing, metabolomics, and bioinformatics core facility. The institutes of the Leibniz Association strive to increase the proportion of female scientists. Disabled applicants with identical qualification will be preferentially selected. The DSMZ is an equal opportunity employer, supports balanced work-life career development, and holds the certificate of the audit berufundfamilie®. 

For further information please contact Dr. Meina Neumann-Schaal (Meina.Neumann-Schaal(at)dsmz.de; phone: +49 531-2616-366).  

Please send your complete application documents including a CV, motivation letter, summary of master/PhD thesis, copies of certificates, publication list, three representative publications and two reference indications with application number 15/20 to  

Leibniz-Institut DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH 


Inhoffenstraße 7B

38124 Braunschweig

or as a single pdf file to bewerbung(at)dsmz.de

Applications are welcome in German or English.

The deadline for this application is September 15.