Postdoctoral Research in Microbial Biotechnology, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Postdoc in Germany

Postdoctoral Research in Microbial Biotechnology: Join the Working Group Microbial Biotechnology at Ruhr University Bochum for a 24-month Postdoctoral position, extendable up to 48 months, focusing on the establishment and optimization of biocatalytic redox reaction cascades. Work within a consortium of industrial and academic partners to develop new biocatalysts and reaction strategies for compounds relevant to health and industry, contributing to a sustainable economy.

Designation: Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Research Area: Microbial Biotechnology, Biocatalytic Redox Reaction Cascades

Location: Ruhr University Bochum, Germany


  • PhD in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, chemistry, or related fields
  • Experience in genetics, protein biochemistry, and biotechnology
  • Proficiency in English and German (spoken and written)
  • Strong communication, management, and teamwork skills
  • Ability to independently plan, conduct, and document experiments

Job Description:

  • Drive forward a project within a consortium of industrial and academic partners
  • Produce proteins and perform biotransformation reactions using multiple formats
  • Conduct high-throughput screening and instrumental analysis
  • Maintain microbiological strains and operate biotechnological equipment
  • Supervise students and support PhD candidates
  • Coordinate project progress with team members and consortial partners
  • Support project supervisor in reporting and administration

How to Apply: Interested candidates should email a cover letter, CV, and contact information for two references to Carolin Mügge at with the specification ANR: 3113 by April 22, 2024.

Last Date for Apply: April 22, 2024

Additional Information:

  • Opportunities for professional development and extensive training
  • Workplace in a green environment with access to the botanical garden of the Ruhr University Bochum
  • Diversity and equal opportunity policies are actively promoted
  • For more details on German language courses, TVL, and the Ruhr University Bochum, visit the provided links
  • Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded



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