Job advertisement

Vacancy ID: 257/2023
Closing date: 2023-10-02


Friedrich Schiller University is a traditional university with a strong research profile rooted in the heart of Germany. As a university covering all disciplines, it offers a wide range of subjects. Its research is focused on the areas Light—Life—Liberty. It is closely networked with non-research institutions, research companies and renowned cultural institutions. With around 18,000 students and more than 8,600 employees, the university plays a major role in shaping Jena’s character as a cosmopolitan and future-oriented city.

The Institute of Nutritional Sciences, Division of Nutritional Toxicology seeks to fill the position of a

PhD Student Nutritional Toxicology – DNA Damage and Repair

commencing from 01 November 2023 or later. We offer a part-time position (65%, 26 hours per week), initially fixed-term for up to 3 years.

Information about the team, research projects, and courses taught is available at the institute’s web page:

Your responsibilities:

    • Work on a research project towards understanding the role of DNA repair in the protection against genome damaging substances with a focus at dietary carcinogens
    • Support of teaching activities in Nutritional Toxicology
    • Contribution to scientific publications and presentations at research conferences in the field
    • Work on an own scientific qualification project, e.g. doctorate

Your profile:

    • Master's degree in Nutritional Sciences or a related discipline (e.g., Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Toxicology)
    • Good command of German and English
    • Teamwork skills, organisation, and self-motivation
    • Interest in nutrition sciences, genetic toxicology and genome maintenance mechanisms

We offer:

    • Remuneration according to the provisions of the collective agreement for the public service (TV-L) according to salary group (E13), including a special annual payment
    • Supporting international team in Jena with a network of partners in Germany and abroad
    • Research on human health-related topics, using innovative molecular tools (chemical biology, reporter genes, CRISPR-Cas9)
    • Opportunity of advanced training in toxicology
    • A Graduate Academy for doctoral candidates and postdocs at the FSU
    • 30 days of vacation per calendar year plus two days off on December 24 and 31

Candidates with severe disabilities will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications and suitability.
Are you eager to work for us? Then apply by (10. September 2023), extended to 2. October 2023 using our online form.

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