Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE)

Staff Scientist Proteomics (m/f/d)

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE)

Freiburg, Germany

We are offering a

Staff Scientist Proteomics (m/f/d)

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg (Germany) has an opening for a Staff Scientist in the Proteomics Facility for an initial period of two years with the possibility of conversion to continuing employment.

Your tasks:
We are seeking an experienced and highly committed mass spectrometrist for the proteomics facility at our institute. The successful candidate will apply and optimize state-of-the-art and next generation proteomics approaches including identification, quantification and characterization of proteins and their modifications in samples submitted by in-house collaborators. In combination with bioinformatics tools, the ideal candidate will support and further develop ongoing projects in the area of immunobiology, epigenetics and chromatin research as well as in RNA biology. Duties will also include support in day-to-day operation and maintenance of our nanoUHPLC-MS systems as well as monitoring their performance by QC experiments. The successful candidate is also expected to further our expertise in DIA and targeted proteomics (PRM).

Your qualifications:
The ideal candidate is holding a PhD degree in bioanalytical sciences (e.g. proteomics, biochemistry) with training and hands-on expertise in biomolecular mass spectrometry and proteomics technologies. Experience in maintenance and troubleshooting of LC-MS systems as well as in bioinformatics MS data analysis including statistical evaluation (e.g. by MaxQuant, Perseus, PEAKS Studio, Mascot, Proteome Discoverer, Skyline, MSstats etc.) is absolutely essential for this position. Basic know-how in Linux and knowledge in programming (Bioconductor/R, Python) are considered as a plus. Advanced English communication skills, a high degree of independent work ethic and the ability to function in a team are completing your profile.

We offer:
Salary will be based on previous experience according to TVöD guidelines.

Application deadline:
Have we sparked your interest? Please submit your completed application, including your CV, a short statement of research background/interests and two reference letters via our online application portal at by December 02nd, 2019.

For informal inquiries please contact:

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Stübeweg 51
79108 Freiburg

Our Institute investigates the molecular basis of the immune response and other topics of the developmental biology, such as the origin and differentiation of the immune cells as well as the development of vertebrate embryo. Another main focus of the Institute is Epigenetics. This area deals with inheritable traits, which are not caused by changes in the DNA sequence.

Handicapped applicants with equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in areas, where they are underrepresented, and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. A childcare facility is directly attached to the Institute.

If you would like to work in a dedicated team, please convince us now by sending us your complete application documents together with your salary expectations and your earliest possible date of joining the Institute.

Max Planck Institute
of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Ms. Laule

Please apply via recruiter’s website.