Research Associate - Microbiology

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
13 Feb 2020
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At TU Dresden, Faculty of Biology, Institute of Microbiology, the Chair of Molecular Biotechnology offers a project position as

Research Associate
(subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

starting from 01.05.2020. The position is limited for 36 months and entails 65% of the fulltime weekly hours. The period of employment is governed by § 2 (2) Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). 

The position is embedded in a collaborative research project with the Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research Dresden aiming at the identification and employment of novel biocatalysts for selective polymer modification. 

Tasks: description and development of microbial enzymes as synthetic tools, particularly isolation, purification, characterisation, molecular modelling, design and immobilisation of proteins; isolation, genetic manipulation, cultivation and downstream processing of microbes (focus bacteria); enzymatic catalysis in aqueous and non-aqueous systems; chemical synthesis; analysis of low-molecular weight chemical compounds, e.g. with UV/VIS spectroscopy, gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry and NMR; project scheduling and organisation; written and verbal communication.

Requirements: High ranked university degree (MSc, Dipl.) in Biotechnology, Biology, Biochemistry or comparable courses; distinct research interest and strong self-motivation; basic theoretical and practical expertise in microbial biotechnology, biochemistry and analysis; deeper expertise in methods of molecular biotechnology, esp. enzyme technology; fluent English in spoken and written; ability to work creative and independently; above-average commitment and ability for team work; organisational skills and disposition for taking responsibility; commitment to the rules of good scientific practice.

Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.

Please submit your comprehensive application including letter of motivation and CV as well as certificates by 28.02.2020 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) preferably via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending a single pdf file to or post to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Biologie, Institut für Mikrobiologie, Professur für Molekulare Biotechnologie, Frau Prof. Dr. Marion Ansorge-Schumacher, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed. 

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