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Research assistant (Postdoc) (m/f/d) - Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy - Institute of Bio

Freie Universität Berlin
14195, Berlin Dahlem (DE)
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy - Institute of Biology Plant Physiology

Research assistant (Postdoc) (m/f/d)


limited for up to 5 years

salary group (Entgeltgruppe) 13 TV-L FU

reference code: PostDoc_21232300/02/24


The tolerance of plants to climatic changes and short-term fluctuations in environmental conditions is determined by their adaptation and acclimatization capacities. In the Plant Physiology group of the Freie Universitaet Berlin we are especially interested in plastid-controlled protection mechanisms, the signalling processes that adjust it to changing environmental conditions and the consequences on plant growth, productivity and survival.  We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher who can further develop the molecular-physiological investigation of adaptive and acclimatory environmental potential of plants and teach future scientists and biology teachers in basic and advanced plant physiology.


Job description:

Your tasks:

Participation in research and teaching are expected:

  • Develop and implement an independent research project with focus on the interconnection of the plastid protection system with signalling and stress control
  • Participate in research projects within the Plant Physiology working group
  • Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals and present at conferences
  • Collaborate with team members, participate in group meetings and seminars
  • Teach undergraduate courses
  • Mentor undergraduate and doctoral students, and supervise visitors
  • Raise external research funds
  • Contribute to departmental and institutional service and outreach activities
  • the position serves scientific qualification (Habilitation)


We offer:

  • Access to state-of-the-art research facilities
  • Opportunities for professional development and networking
  • Career training and development opportunities at Dahlem Center for Academic Teaching


  • completed scientific university degree (Master/Diplom) in biology, biochemistry or a related subject
  • Ph.D. in Molecular Plant Physiology or a closely related field



  • at least 3 years in the field of molecular plant sciences / plant stress physiology
  • Excellent publication record
  • Previous post-doctoral experience and teaching experience are preferred
  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • The working language is English
  • Teaching is partly done in German: Very good German language skills are required at the time of the appointment


For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Margarete Baier / 030-838-53813).


Applications should be sent by e-mail, together with significant documents, indicating the reference code, no later than July 1st, 2024 in PDF format (preferably as one document) to Ms. Prof. Dr. Margarete Baier: or postal to

Freie Universität Berlin

Fachbereich Biologie, Chemie, Pharmazie

Institut für Biologie


Frau Prof. Dr. Margarete Baier

Königin-Luise-Str. 12-16

14195 Berlin (Dahlem)


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Freie Universität Berlin is an equal opportunity employer

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