Master Student (m/f/d)

Forschungszentrum Borstel, Leibniz Lungenzentrum (FZB), Borstel

We are announcing an offer for a

Master Student (m/f/d)


The position is offered for 6 months.

The Borstel Research Center is an internationally renowned research institute with 550 employees, financed by the Federal Government and the State of Schleswig-Holstein. Our central task is research and patient care in the field of respiratory diseases. We operate both basic research infrastructures and a medical clinic. Our goal is to improve existing methods for the detection, prevention and treatment of lung diseases and to develop new, innovative therapeutic approaches.

Master Thesis Description

Lipids and Protein clusters are in the centre of many biological processes. In recent years, technological advances made it possible to identify and quantify lipids from cells, tissues and organisms in a comprehensive manner. Even lipidomes and proteomes of sub-cellular compartments are characterized. In the proposed Master project, we will investigate a new integrative approach to study membrane bound and/or integrated effector proteins applying biophysics, mass spectrometry and lipidomics. As model system we will investigate the secretory protein complex ESAT-6/CFP 10 of M. tuberculosis.

This project is a cooperation between the Divisions of Biophysics and Bioanalytical Chemistry.


  • Bachelor in natural sciences preferable biochemistry, chemistry, physics and biophysics or equivalent disciplines
  • Experience with computer based data analysis and statistics
  • Good communication skills in English


  • Your new workplace is located in a top class research center close to Hamburg
  • Participation in a productive and active research environment
  • Personal atmosphere and support
  • Payment: The Research Center Borstal offers 400 Euro brutto per month
  • Family-friendly working conditions and flexible working hours
  • Duration of six months

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.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Christian Nehls (cnehls(at)fz-borstel.de).

Please send your application with the usual documents (without photo) exclusively by email until August 16, 2020 to our website www.fz-borstel.de.

For us, your age, gender and sexual identity, your world view, your ethnicity or a handicap are not important. We are solely interested in your knowledge and skills and your ability to work in a team. If attractive work content and a solution-oriented approach are more important to you than formalities, you are in the right place!