Proteomics Core Facility Manager (m/f/d)

Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI), Jena

The Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI), Jena (Germany), is a federal and state government-funded research institute and member of the Leibniz Association (Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz e.V.). FLI’s internationally visible and highly competitive research is focused on understanding the mechanisms of aging and associated agerelated diseases. Scientists from over 40 countries are currently investigating the molecular mechanisms of aging and the occurrence of age-related diseases. Our aim is to create the basis for new approaches in medicine as a way to improve health in the elderly (www.leibniz-fli.de).

The Core Facilities and Core Services of the FLI support scientists with state-of-the-art technology platforms and methodology to carry out their research in a timely and efficient way. For our Core Facility Proteomics we are looking for an outstanding and high qualified 

Core Facility Manager (m/f/d) 

who is able to create and design projects, support scientists and lead the facility staff.

The Core Facility Proteomics provides a complete platform for the identification and quantification of proteins using mass spectrometry. We are equipped with state-of-the-art chromatography systems and mass spectrometers (Thermo Orbitrap Fusion Lumos and Q Exactive HF-X) that enable multiple MS and LC-MS/MS experiments. The facility is scientifically supervised by Alessandro Ori: www.leibniz-fli.de/research/research-groups/ori/

Your tasks:

  • Responsible for the overall management and running of the Proteomics Facility
  • Support users in the design, execution and interpretation of proteomic experiments
  • Maintain instrumentation operational and propose the acquisition of new equipments
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining standard operation procedures (SOPs) for the identification and quantification of proteins and peptides by mass spectrometry
  • Contribute to the development of new sample preparation and quantitative strategies for the analysis of biological samples
  • Actively participate in the strategic development of the Proteomics Facility and recruitment of new staff members

Your qualifications:

  • Degree in Biology/Chemistry/Biochemistry/Physics or related and multiple years of experience (at least 3) in using and maintaining high-end Orbitrap mass spectrometers and LC devices
  • Excellent know-how in quantitative proteomic workflows and data analysis
  • Proven leadership qualities and experience in managing staff and excellent team-working capabilities
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills, as well as very good communication skills

The following skills would be a plus:

  • Experience in automated sample preparation, as well as with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
  • Knowledge in bioinformatics analyses of proteomics data

We offer:

  • Opportunity to lead an international team in a well equipped and funded facility and to collaborate with scientists on ambitious projects tackling fundamental questions in the aging field. Opportunity to develop own scientific projects
  • Contract initially limited to two years with long term perspective upon internal evaluation. The contract conditions are based on the collective labour agreement for public service employees TV-L E14, plus an attractive occupational pension (VBL)
  • Flexible working time, a family friendly working environment including support for child care solutions and dual career


Candidates are encouraged to send their application (Job ID 1924) latest by November 15th, 2019 by jobs(at)leibniz-fli.de, one single-pdf-document.

Leibniz-Institut für Alternsforschung—Fritz-Lipmann-Institut e.V.


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07745 Jena