Biomedical Scientist (gn*)

08 Feb 2023
09 Apr 2023
Life Science
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term
(*gn=gender neutral)

Job Id: 7251

The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Andrology (CeRA), group of Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Stefan Schlatt, at the University of Münster (WWU), Germany, is offering a position initially limited to 3 years.

Salary according to TV-L E13

The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Andrology (CeRA) is a Center of Excellence for research and clinical service in andrology and reproduction. Its research is dedicated to solving essential questions in basic reproductive functions and clinical applications, providing benefits for male patients of all ages. Scientists and physicians combine their multidisciplinary expertise in reproductive medicine/biology and molecular reproductive physiology.

The institute has recently been funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the WWU-Medical faculty to discover new biomarkers of sperm function and develop strategies for their evaluation using novel technological tools. Conventional sperm evaluation cannot detect sperm abnormalities at the biochemical and molecular level, limiting its diagnostic value, especially in cases of unexplained male infertility. Therefore, we aim to explore new approaches to assess the functional status of human spermatozoa. We hypothesize that analytical techniques, such as Raman microspectroscopy and flow cytometry/FACS can open the possibility of evaluating simultaneously biochemical and cellular markers otherwise undetectable by traditional methods.

The position may also be provided to an experienced graduate student with an opportunity to obtain a PhD.

For this project, we are searching a highly motivated and ambitious postdoctoral researcher with the desire to shed light on sperm (dys)function and generate clinically relevant information to improve the diagnosis and treatment of male infertility.

You will apply state-of-the-art technologies (Raman microspectroscopy, flow cytometry, FACS) to establish in vitro and ex vivo assays to validate new biomarkers
Develop a research program to determine novel parameters of sperm function and design strategies for their evaluation in the field of andrology
Assist scientists in experimental design/protocol development and data acquisition and development of cell-based assays in reproductive research
Data presentation in seminars, public forums and congresses

Experience in cytometry-based assays and cell sorting
MSC- or postdoctoral degree in biomedicine or natural sciences
Knowledge on gonadal cells and/or gametes
Ability to independently perform reseaech

An international and creative working environment
State–of-the-art research facilities
Excellent possibilities for career development
Option for individual start-up funding

For further information please contact Prof. Stefan Schlatt, T +49 251 83 56099/98 or

Please apply online until 08.03.2023!
Scientific short CV or biosketch
A motivation letter indicating how you meet the criteria outlined in the Job description

The University Hospital of Münster is one of the leading hospitals in Germany. Such a position cannot be achieved by size and medical successes alone. The individual commitment counts above all. We need your commitment so that even with little things we can achieve great things for our patients. There are many possibilities open for you so that you may develop with them.

Applications of women are specifically invited. In the case of similar qualifications, competence, and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities. Handicapped candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Due to legal requirements working with us is only permitted with complete vaccination against measles.

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