Research Associate (m/f/x)

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
07 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
28 Jan 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

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

Research Associate (m/f/x)

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

starting April 1, 2022. 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).

Tasks: production of microbial enzymes; entrapment of microbial enzymes in Pickering emulsions (PE) and dry-water powders (DWP) for biocatalytic applications; characterization of the PEs and DWPs (microscopic analysis); enzymatic catalysis in aqueous and biphasic systems; monitoring of the enzymatic reaction and optimization of the reaction conditions; 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 organization; written and verbal communication.

Requirements: high ranked university degree (MSc, Dipl.) in Natural Sciences or comparable courses; distinct research interest and strong self-motivation; basic theoretical and practical expertise in microbial biotechnology, biochemistry, organic synthesis and chemical analysis; deeper expertise in methods of molecular biotechnology; fluent English in spoken and written; cooperation with the Chinese project partner; ability to work creative and independently; above-average commitment and ability for team work; organizational 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 in English as well as certificates by January 28, 2022 (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 by mail 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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