Scientist (m/f/d) / PhD candidate

Research Center Borstel - Leibniz Lung Center (FZB), Borstel

We are announcing part-time position as

Scientist (m/f/d) / PhD candidate

This position is offered for 36 months starting from April 2023

The Research Center Borstel (RCB) is an internationally operating Lung Center within the Leibniz Association, financed by the Federal Government and the State of Schleswig-Holstein. Our central task is basic and translational research in the field of respiratory diseases. We operate extensive laboratory and research infrastructures. Academically, we are closely linked with neighboring universities (Lübeck, Kiel) and clinically with the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein. Our goal is to improve existing methods for the detection, prevention and treatment of lung diseases and to develop new, innovative therapeutic approaches.

The host microbiome and metabolic activity are essential for respiratory health. Host microbial communities and their metabolic activity therefore emerged as novel “target organ” for therapeutic applications. The clinical interventions using chemically and functionally defined microbial metabolic products therefore represent an attractive approach.

Job Description

  • Planning, execution and evaluation of experiments aiming isolation (HPLC, LC/MS) and structural (GC, MS, NMR) characterization of bacterial metabolites derived from candidate bacteria
  • Planning, execution and evaluation of in vitro cell culture experiments for functional analyses of candidate metabolites
  • Data evaluation, presentation, compilation, preparation of publications, support of further projects
  • Data completion of a doctoral thesis, presentation of the results at national and international conferences

Your Qualification

  • MSc. in natural sciences (chemistry, biochemistry, biology or equivalent)
  • Experience in mass spectrometry and chromatography advantageous
  • Willingness to work with in vitro experiments based on cell cultures and mouse primary cells
  • Motivation and flexibility, high readiness for interdisciplinary cooperation and team spirit
  • Excellent command of English, both written and spoken

Our Offer

  • Your new workplace is located in a top class research center close to Hamburg
  • Participation in a productive and active team
  • Personal atmosphere and support
  • Payment according to TVöD-VKA incl. all benefits usually offered in the public sector
  • Family-friendly working conditions and flexible working hours
  • Childcare centre and workplace health promotion

The FZB is certified for the "berufundfamilie" audit and specifically promotes the compatibility of career and family. The under-represented gender is given special consideration while maintaining the same professional and personal aptitude. Severely handicapped persons with otherwise equal aptitude are also given preferential consideration.

For more information about our certifications, please visit our homepage.

Please send your application (without photo) to Dr. Katarzyna Duda by March, 31th 2023 using our websitewww.fz-borstel.de. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Duda by phone: 0049 4537 188 2490 or via email: kduda(at)fz-borstel.de.