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Post-Doc in "Glucosinolate chemistry and biological effects" (f/m/d)
Published(264 days ago)
Deadline for applications(248 days ago)
Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ)Großbeeren
The Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) aims for excellence in horticultural research and related plant, environmental and social sciences. The IGZ is based in Großbeeren (close to Berlin) and is a member of the Leibniz Association (WGL). IGZ conducts strategic and international research for the sustainable production and use of vegetables, contributing to food security, human well-being and the conservation of natural resources. At IGZ, researchers from different disciplines work together on core-funded and grant-funded projects, often in collaboration with national and international research partners.
The Junior-Research Group of Dr. Franziska Hanschen "OPTIGLUP-Optimization of Glucosinolate Degradation Pathways for Increased Quality and Health Benefit of Brassica Products" funded by the Leibniz-Association in the programme "Leibniz-Best Minds" investigates breakdown pathways of glucosinolates (Hanschen, F. S. et al. 2017; Scientific Reports 7: 40807; Fechner, J. et al., Food Chemistry 2018, 261, 57-65). For the Junior-Research Group, starting from 1st of March 2019 we are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious
Post-Doc in "Glucosinolate chemistry and biological effects" (f,m,d)
to join our lab at the earliest possible date. The employment will be initially for three years.
The salary will be based on qualification and research experience according to the wage agreement TV-L, salary domain east, up to EG 13 (up to 100% of the regular working time).
isolation, identification and quantification of plant secondary metabolites (GC-MS, LC-MS and NMR
design and execution of plant growth experiments and of analytical measurements using GC-MS and HPLC-MS
characterization of the biofunctionality of glucosinolate breakdown products (cell culture)
supervision of bachelor and master theses
writing scientific publications and presentation of results to international scientific audience
acquiring of third party funds
We are looking for highly motivated candidates with the following qualifications and profile
a Master (MSc) in chemistry, pharmacy, food chemistry, toxicology or a related field
a PhD degree in one of the above mentioned fields
working experience in instrumental analytical methods such as GC-MS, HPLC-MS
experiences in isolation and structure elucidation of natural products using NMR
excellent publication record
experiences in acquiring third party funds is advantageous
experiences with Excel for evaluation of results
experiences with MassHunter and ChemStation software are advantageous
readiness to work together with students and technicians
high sense of responsibility, accurateness, and ability to focus
readiness to integrate into an international working environment
good organization and English language communication skills, knowledge of German is advantageous
the possibility to contribute to an exciting project with importance for human nutrition
a challenging job in plant sciences
a place of employment located close to the city of Berlin with state-of-the art research facilities
participation in a successful, dedicated and team-oriented research group
Please send a strong motivation letter stating why this is an interesting topic for you and why you have the right attitude and expertise to contribute to the project and make progress in this field. Also send your CV, copies of highschool and academic certificates.
Contact: Dr. Franziska Hanschen (++49(0)33701 78 241; email@example.com). See also our publications, for example Hanschen, F. S. et al. 2017 Scientific Reports 7: 40807; Hanschen, F. S., et al. 2018 Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 124, 126-135).
IGZ is an equal opportunity employer. Handicapped people with equal qualifications will be employed preferentially. The IGZ wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.
Please send your application citing the reference number by 13th of December 2018 to: Personalbüro, Institute for Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Theodor-Echtermeyer-Weg 1, D-14979 Großbeeren or online in pdf-format to firstname.lastname@example.org.