Job advertisement

Vacancy ID: 146/2024
Closing date: 2024-07-31


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.

Within the framework of the BMWK-funded project Baselipid we seek to fill the position of a

Postdoctoral Researcher

commencing on October 1st 2024.

We offer a full-time position (40 hours per week) as a fixed-term position until 31.12.2025. The project may be elongated.

Your responsibilities:

    • You will work on interdisciplinary research projects within the field Baselipid
    • You are responsible for Analysis of lipid nanoparticles by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and asymmetric field flowfield fractionation (AF4)
    • Intense collaboration with project partners from Chemistry, Medicine and Pharmacy
    • Generate scientific output in terms of patents, publications, posters, presentations, including participation at international conferences
    • Guidance of Bachelor/Master students and/or interns

Your profile:

    • A doctorate’s degree in Chemistry or Polymer Sciences (or a similar field of research)
    • A solid background in characterization of nanostructures
    • Experience in TEM, AF4 or light-scattering techniques is of advantage
    • Enthusiasm to play an active role in the interdisciplinary research team
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

    Are you hesitating[MK1]  because you don't meet one or some of our requirements? Please do not hesitate to apply and give us a chance to get to know you.

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We offer:

    • Autonomous work at one of the largest employers in Thuringia and the opportunity for research in an innovative and worldwide unique research platform
    • A communicative atmosphere within a scientific network providing top‐level research facilities, including participation in international and national conferences, project meetings and workshops
    • The chance to help shape pioneering developments at a modern and at the same time traditional university covering all disciplines
    • A comprehensive further and continuing education programme and individual qualification and development measures
    • A Graduate Academy for doctoral candidates and postdocs
    • A family-friendly working environment with a variety of offers for families: University Family Office ‘JUniFamilie’ and flexible childcare ‘JUniKinder’
    • University health promotion and a wide range of university sports activities
    • Attractive fringe benefits, e.g. capital formation benefits (VL) and an occupational pension (VBL)
    • Remuneration based on the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector of the Federal States (TV-L) at salary scale E13 — depending on the candidate’s personal qualifications—, including a special annual payment in accordance with the collective agreement.
    • 30 days of vacation per calendar year plus two days off on December 24 and 31

The advertised position is (initially) limited according to the duration of the project, i.e. until December 31st, 2025. The project may be elongated.
This is a full-time position (40 hours per week).
In principle, the job is also suitable for part-time employment. The extent to which a part-time request can be granted, in particular with regard to the location and scope of the part-time work, will be assessed on the basis of the needs of the service.

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