Postdoctoral Researcher in Microbiology, UFZ, Germany

Postdoctoral Researcher - Germany

Postdoctoral Researcher in Microbiology: The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig is seeking six highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to join the Department of Microbial Biotechnology for the BISON project. This project, pending final funding approval, focuses on sustainable biotech applications. Candidates with expertise in microbiology, bio-electrochemical systems, and related fields are encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/x) in Microbiology, Bio-electrochemical Systems, Bio-analytics, and Systems Biology

Job Summary Table:

DesignationPostdoctoral Researcher (f/m/x)
Research AreaMicrobiology, Bio-electrochemical Systems, Bio-analytics, Systems Biology
Working Time100% (39 h/week), part-time (minimum 75%) possible
Contract LimitationsFixed-term till 30.06.2026, starting 01.08.2024 or ASAP
SalaryUp to pay grade 13 (TVöD), with public-sector benefits
Application Deadline10.07.2024

Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/x)

Research Area:
Microbiology, Bio-electrochemical Systems, Bio-analytics, Systems Biology



  • PhD in microbiology, biochemistry, (bio)electrochemistry, analytical chemistry, imaging, systems biology, or related fields.
  • Experience with bio-electrochemical reactors, systems biological analysis, mass spectrometry, biofilms, or strain collection screening.
  • Proven publication record and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • Proactive, detail-oriented, and able to work in a diverse international team.

Job Description:
The Department of Microbial Biotechnology at UFZ is seeking six postdoctoral researchers for the BISON project. Responsibilities include:

  • Systems biological characterization of microbes in bio-electrochemical reactors using proteomics, metabolomics, and flux analysis.
  • Operation of pure culture bio-electrochemical reactors using mediators, with a focus on cyanobacterial cultivation and testing new electrode, membrane, or reactor designs.
  • Application of imaging and spectroscopy methods to visualize and measure mass and electron transfer in hydrogel-based artificial biofilms.
  • Cultivation and screening of cyanobacteria for electroactivity, biofilm-forming properties, and resistance to environmental fluctuations.

We Offer:

  • Freedom to address challenging research questions.
  • Interdisciplinary, international collaboration opportunities.
  • Access to excellent research infrastructure and data management.
  • Flexible working hours and family support services.
  • Support for international colleagues.
  • Special annual payment, capital-forming benefits, and subsidised Germany Job Ticket.
  • A vibrant region with high quality of life and cultural diversity.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit their application including a cover letter, CV, and relevant certificates to Prof. Jens Krömer by 10.07.2024. For further inquiries, contact Prof. Jens Krömer at +49 341 60254688.

Last Date for Application:



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