Postdoctoral Researcher – Chemical Biologist, Osnabrück University, Germany

Postdoc in Germany

Postdoctoral Researcher – Chemical Biologist: The HOLTHUIS LAB invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher to work on innovative chemical approaches to probe the biology of lipids and membranes. This position is part of the Z1 project within the SFB 1557 consortium, funded by the DFG, focusing on the functional plasticity of cellular membrane networks.

Postdoctoral Researcher – Synthetic Organic Chemist / Chemical Biologist (f/m/d)

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area:
Synthetic organic chemistry and chemical biology; innovative chemical approaches to probe the biology of lipids and membranes

Osnabrück University, Germany


  • PhD degree in synthetic organic chemistry or chemical biology
  • Broad expertise in organic and synthetic chemistry; practical experience in photochemistry is a plus
  • Strong scientific rigor and motivation for interdisciplinary projects
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate within a multidisciplinary team
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken

Job Description:
The successful candidate will design and synthesize lipid analogs with crosslinkable, photoswitchable, and/or photo-labile protective groups. These tools will be utilized to investigate tumor suppressor lipids, map protein-lipid interactions, and visualize lipid trafficking in damaged organelles and wounded cells. Collaboration within the SFB consortium will be essential to achieve project goals.

How to Apply:
Please submit a single PDF document including a letter of motivation, CV, publication list, and contact details of two academic referees to the Dean of the School of Biology/Chemistry at Osnabrück University ( Please use the reference code “SFB-Z1” in your application.

Last Date for Apply:
July 31st, 2024

We encourage applicants to visit and for more information about our facilities and the SFB 1557 consortium. For inquiries about the position, please contact Prof. Dr. Joost Holthuis at or +49 541 969 7140.

Osnabrück University is committed to equal opportunities and supports work-life balance, especially for working/studying parents. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



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