Doktorand/in (m/w/d)

Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften - ISAS - e. V. (ISAS), Dortmund und Berlin

The Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften - ISAS - e.V. is a research institute dedicated to the development and improvement of analytical methods and tools for health research and related fields. The ISAS is a member of the Leibniz Association and is publicly funded by the Federal Republic of Germany and its federal states. 

For the group of Spatial Metabolomics in the department Bioanalytics at our location in Dortmund we invite applications for a

PhD position (m/f/d).

We are looking for an exceptional Doctoral Candidate and therefore we welcome applications from qualified researchers/students to work on projects mainly focused on improving treatment outcomes in cardiovascular and cancer diseases using mass spectrometry based metabolomics, machine learning and imaging technologies. The PhD project will focus on applying advanced biochemical and bioanalytical tools to expand boundaries of metabolomics applications in biomedical research.

You will be responsible for

  • Working on optimization of 3D cell culture protocols for generation of spheroid and organoid cell culture models for metabolomics and multi-omics analysis
  • Sample preparations for mass spectrometry, biochemical and multi-modal imaging analysis for characterization of biological specimen
  • Follow lab protocols related to routine metabolomics cell culture experiments, clinical sample storage, data management and lab equipment

Your profile

  • Masters, Diploma or equivalent degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biotechnology or related subjects
  • Good understanding of biochemistry, biological sciences particularly in the area of omics research
  • Knowledge of biochemical and bioanalytical platforms related to mass spectrometry based metabolomics is an advantage
  • Good presentation and writing skills
  • Proactive, independent and solution-oriented way of working
  • Fluent English (spoken and written)

We offer

  • A clear research topic as well as multifold training and support for PhD students in framework of ISAS and the Leibniz association
  • Training and scientific development opportunities in an international environment and an excellent working atmosphere in a very dynamic and professional team
  • Extensive state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure in various analytical methods
  • The opportunity to present your data on international conferences and participate in workshops

Non-residents who apply for this job will receive help from the institute to find accommodation and to handle authorities. Applications from disabled applicants are welcome. ISAS supports the principle of equal opportunity for all employees and would therefore particularly encourage women to apply.

The salary will be according to the German TV. The part-time position (65%) is offered for four years. The position is available immediately. The time limitation of the contract is based on the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG).

ISAS collects and processes the personal data of its applicants in accordance with European and German legal regulations. Further information on data protection and the processing of personal data can be found at www.isas.de/datenschutzhinweise-fuer-bewerberinnen-und-bewerber.          

Closing date for application is 16th December 2021. Complete applications with an extended curriculum vitae with full publication list, a cover letter, copies of your diplomas, a 2-page research statement that clearly describes your research profile and interests in the position as well as your expertise and methodological competencies, names and contact information of 2 references, if available, should be submitted (quoting the reference number 44/2021 in the subject header) as a single pdf document to personal(at)isas.de.

Informal inquiries are welcome and can be submitted to the human resources department (personal(at)isas.de).

For further information on the institute please see http://www.isas.de.