The UFZ has a strong commitment to diversity and actively supports equal opportunities for all employees regardless of their origin, religion, ideology, disability, age or sexual identity.
We look forward to applications from people who are open-minded and enjoy working in diverse teams.
Closing date for applications:
1. November 2020
Your contact for any questions you may have about the job: Prof. Dr. Ing. Thorsten Reemtsma
Place of work: Leipzig
Please submit your application via our online portal with your cover letter, CV (please omit your photo, age, or marital status) and relevant attachments.
Umweltforschung GmbH – UFZ
The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) with its 1,100 employees has gained an excellent reputation as an international competence centre for environmental sciences. We are part of the largest scientific organisation in Germany, the Helmholtz association. Our mission: Our research seeks to find a balance between social development and the long-term protection of our natural resources.
To strengthen its research profile, the Department of Analytical Chemistry is seeking at the earliest possible date a:
Group Leader "Anthropogenic particles/microplastics" (m/f/x)
working time: 100 % (39 hours per week), limited to 3 years, with the possibility of extension according to WissZeitVG, possibility of transition into a permanent position (tenure track)
Leading of the Group on Anthropogenic particles/microplastic
Development of a research agenda on particles in the UFZ's Topic "Chemicals in the Environment"
Acquisition of third-party funding at national and European level
Interaction with authorities and industry
Excellent PhD in analytical chemistry, environmental sciences, environmental engineering or equivalent
Experience as postdoctoral scientist in environmental studies of anthropogenic particles/microplastics
Documented expertise in particle analysis with spectroscopic/microscopic techniques and in LA-ICP-MS
High motivation and interest in multi-disciplinary research
Very good skills in communication, teamwork and leadership
Proficient English language skills, preferably also German
Excellent technical facilities which are without parallel
The freedom you need to bridge the difficult gap between basic research and readiness for practical application
Work in interdisciplinary, multinational teams and excellent links with national and international research networks
A vibrant region with a high quality of life and a wide cultural offering for a balance between family and professional life
Interesting career opportunities and an extensive range of training and further education courses
Remuneration up to TVöD public-sector pay grade 14 including public-sector social security benefits