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Postdoc position (f/m) for Metabolomics in cohorts, in vitro and model systems

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ). Leipzig, 29.03.2018

The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) with its 1,100 employees has gained an excellent reputation as an international competence centre for environmental sciences. We are part of the largest scientific organisation in Germany, the Helmholtz association. Our mission: Our research seeks to find a balance between social development and the long-term protection of our natural resources.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Postdoc for performing mass spectrometric analyses of exogenous and endogenous metabolites in cohort studies and various model systems in the Department of Molecular Systems Biology, starting at 1st of July 2018. In the Department a wide range of targeted and global metabolomic analyses are well established and the successful candidate will make use of the state of the art equipment for metabolome analyses and will amend the experimental approaches by bioinformatics for pathway detection and flux analysis.

Postdoc position (m/f) for Metabolomics in cohorts, in vitro and model systems

working time: 100 % (39 h/week), limited to 3 years

Your tasks:

  • Analyzing exogenous and endogenous metabolites in cohorts, in vitro and in model systems like microbial communities
  • Application of bioinformatics and statistical tools for data assessment and flux analysis in cellular systems and microbial communities
  • Execution of pathway analysis for biological data interpretation
  • Mass spectrometric method development
  • Supervising of master and PhD theses
  • Drafting third-party funding proposals

Your profile:

  • PhD in Chemistry/Biochemistry or related natural sciences
  • Elevated knowledge in mass spectrometry of metabolites is mandatory
  • Expert knowledge in statistics and bioinformatics is required

We offer:

  • Excellent technical facilities which are without parallel
  • The freedom you need to bridge the difficult gap between basic research and close to being ready for application
  • Work in inter-disciplinary, multinational teams and excellent links with national and international research networks
  • A vibrant region with a high quality of life and a wide cultural offering for a balance between family and professional life
  • Interesting career opportunities and an extensive range of training and further education courses
  • Remuneration up to TVöD public-sector pay grade 13 including attractive public-sector social security benefits
Equal opportunities are an integral part of our personnel policy, we therefore particularly welcome applications from qualified women. Severely disabled persons are given priority where applicants are equally qualified.

Your contact for any questions you may have about the job: Prof. Dr. Martin von Bergen

Place of work: Leipzig

Closing date for applications: April 30th, 2018

Please use our online application system for your application:


Further Informations:

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH – UFZ
Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig


Bewerbungsschluss: 30.04.2018