Project leader: Mass spectrometry of (bio)macromolecules (f/m/d)

DWI - Leibniz-Institut für Interaktive Materialien, Aachen

The DWI – Leibniz-Institute for Interactive Materials is a federal and state funded research institute of the Leibniz Association based on the Melaten Campus of RWTH Aachen University. International young and experienced scientists from various disciplines develop interactive materials based on the principles of nature. It is a location at which people with different talents, experiences and skills work together, in order to learn from one another and generate new knowledge and new methods to create a better quality of life in our world.

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Project leader: Mass spectrometry of (bio)macromolecules (f/m/d)

We are now recruiting an outstanding project leader to manage and advance the mass spectrometry (MS) analytics sections at DWI. MS-based analyses play a crucial role in characterizing and understanding the molecules and materials developed at DWI.

Your tasks:

Beyond the offered responsibility for routine service measurements of small molecules and polymers, your job will entail establishing and developing state-of-the-art MS-based proteomics, the analysis of cell-lysate, and quantification of ligation and conjugation reactions combining bio-based and artificial polymers. This will be carried out in conjunction with established DWI liquid chromatography (LC) experts. You will take charge of the full extent of DWI’s gas chromatography (GC) and MS section including the following instruments:

  • Bruker ESI-QTOF MS/MS
  • Waters UPLC-MS
  • PerkinElmer Clarus SQ 8 GC-MS
  • Shimadzu GCMS-QP2020

Your profile:

A doctoral degree in natural sciences (material science, physics, chemistry, biology, biotechnology, or engineering) is prerequisite. The position is particularly suitable for a postdoctoral fellow with previous experience in MS-based analytics and a deep understanding of the underlying principles. Ideally, you have practice in smaller maintenance work on mass spectrometers and do not shy away from hands-on work on these instruments. Moreover, experience in liquid, gas, and ion-exchange chromatography is desirable. Your work will entail to writing basic science as well as applied project proposals together with the scientific board of DWI to acquire third party funding from relevant funding agencies.

The position requires exceptional motivation and commitment, the ability to work independently as well as in a team, and excellent technical, organizational, communication, and management skills. Fluently spoken and written German and English language are a requirement. Applicants who have demonstrated the acquisition of research funds will be favorably considered. Employment, remuneration and benefits are based on TV-L labor agreement. The selection will be made according to qualifications.

DWI offers:

You will be offered a contract of 2 years with an option for a permanent position.

  • A company pension scheme within the framework of VBL
  • 30 days annual leave
  • Flexible and family-friendly working conditions
  • An open and team-oriented working atmosphere in an international environment
  • The support of a very dedicated team
  • State of the art equipment
  • Good traffic situation including parking garage
  • Restaurants and cafeterias in the immediate vicinity
  • Proximity to the city center

The DWI supports you in gaining further qualifications. We offer our employees an appealing working atmosphere, see https://www.dwi.rwth-aachen.de/seite/institutskultur.

An overview of our measures for equal opportunities and for improving the compatibility of work and family can be found at https://www.dwi.rwth-aachen.de/seite/arbeiten-am-dwi.

The DWI - Leibniz Institute values diversity and therefore welcomes all applications - regardless of gender, disability, nationality or ethnic and social origin.

How to Apply?

If you are interested and you are open to new professional challenges, we would be delighted to receive an application from you.

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