Job advertisement

Vacancy ID: 015/2023
Closing date: 2023-04-30


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 Center of Molecular Biomedicine, Section Biophysics, of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena seeks to fill the position of a

Postdoctoral Researcher in the Area of
“Biophysics / Physiology of Ion Channels”

for the next possible date.

We offer a full-time position (40 hours per week), initially for 2 years, with the option of extension. Furthermore, further qualification (habilitation) can be achieved on this position.

Our research unit focusses on the physiology and pathophysiology of ion channels. We investigate the molecular origins of human diseases and employ methods of electrophysiology, molecular biology, and photonics. You will substantially excel the success of our projects by contributing your expertise in a team of researchers. You will also extend you qualification by novel experimental approaches.

Your responsibilities:

    • Conduct interdisciplinary research in the molecular medicine of ion channels
    • Contribute to the development and application of new projects
    • Supervise and support students and doctoral students
    • Support faculty teaching by supervising seminar and labwork projects in biology and biochemistry (4 h/week)

Your profile:

    • Ph.D. degree in biophysics, molecular biology, biochemistry or physiology
    • Interest in molecular medicine of ion channels and molecular function of proteins
    • Ideally some background knowledge in molecular biological methods, fluorescence microscopy and/or electrophysiology
    • You have like to work in a team
    • Proficiency in English and German

We offer:

    • Remuneration based on the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector of the Federal States (TV-L) at salary scale 13 — depending on the candidate’s personal qualifications—, including a special annual payment in accordance with the collective agreement.
    • Exciting and diverse research and teaching in molecular medicine with individual career development
    • Participation in highly interdisciplinary experimental research in an international environment
    • A Graduate Academy for doctoral candidates and postdocs
    • Attractive fringe benefits, e.g., capital formation benefits (VL), Job Ticket (benefits for public transport), and an occupational pension (VBL)
    • Support for further academic qualification (habilitation)

The position is unlimited. / The advertised position is (initially) limited to a maximum of XX year(s) with the possibility of conversion into a permanent position subject to suitability. / The position is limited to the period of maternity and parental leave.

This is a full-time position with 100% of the working hours of a full-time employee (40 hours per week).

Candidates with severe disabilities will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications and suitability.

Are you eager to work for us? Then submit your detailed written application, preferably by email (one PDF file), stating the vacancy ID 015/2023 by 30 April 2023 to:

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Fakultät für Biowissenschaften
Institut für Biochemie und Biophysik
Professur für Biophysik
Herrn Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Heinemann
Hans-Knöll-Straße 2
07745 Jena
or by email to:

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