Two Postdoctoral positions in (Bio-) Analytical chemistry (f, m, d)

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI)

Braunschweig, Germany

Work group:

Chemical Biology (CBIO)

Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts

Contract time limit:

The contract will initially run two years.

Job description:

Area of research:

The successful candidates will be responsible for characterizing the entry of metabolites and/or antibiotic drugs into Gram-positive and –negative bacteria. The goals of the project are to expand and refine the uptake kinetic methods developed in the department, and to inform the optimization of novel antibiotics.

On a technical level, the candidates are expected to contribute to the integration of ion mobility information into an established HR-MS/MS workflow for untargeted metabolome studies. State-of-the-art mass spectrometry techniques (untargeted and targeted high resolution LC/MS, LC/Ion mobility-HR-MS (TIMS-TOF), as well as GC/MS) and data analysis methods are available for this purpose.

The project involves close collaborations with different academic and industrial partners on the national and European level.


Candidates should be highly motivated, hold a Ph.D. in bioanalytical chemistry or related disciplines and have high-profile publications in peer-reviewed journals. The candidates should be able to design and conduct complex bioanalytical experiments. Solid knowledge in mass spectrometry, metabolomics, microbiology and data analysis (including R) is important. Additionally, experience in biochemistry and bioinformatics will be considered an advantage. The ability to work in a multidisciplinary and international team is mandatory.

Salary:E13 TVöD Bund

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 25/2020