registration number: fb20-0072-wmz-2023


Entry date:
as soon as possible


Application deadline:


E 13 TV-H


2 years


Volume of employment:

The Philipps University, founded in 1527, offers multiple award-winning teaching for around 22,000 students and tackles the important issues of our time with excellent research across a broad spectrum of science.

The Department of Medicine, Institute for Lung Research, Prof. Dr. Schmeck, is currently accepting applications for a

Research Associate (Postdoc)

The position is offered for a period of 2 years,, with the possibility of an extension, if no former times of qualification must be considered The starting date is as soon as possible. The position is fulltime with salary and benefits commensurate with a public service position in the state Hesse, Germany (TV-H E 13).

In the BMBF-research platform „Personalized medicine of COPD“ and the SFB/Transregio 84 ( we investigate the immunobiology fo the lung using state-of-the-art methods. RNA networks in immune and epithelial cells and their communication via extracellular vesicles are analysed using single-cell sequencing and innovative vesicle technologies (UZ, SEC, NTA, Nano-FCM, ExoView, Imaging-Flow Cytometry etc.). For this purpose, we use our excellent core facilities (genomics, proteomics, lipidomics, cell sorting, imaging, biobank), large European patient cohorts and the resources of the German Centres for Lung Research (DZL) and Infection Research (DZIF) as well as the Centre for Synthetic Microbiology (SYNMIKRO).


  • independent scientific research with focus on a project on immunobiology and infection biology of the lung
  • participation in research projects in our team and in our national and international research networks (LOEWE Diffusible Signals, BMBF CAPSYS, ERACoSysMed Sysmed-COPD)
  • publication of results
  • supervision of doctoral students

The position will be filled by a temporary contract that is limited to the period which is necessary to gain further scientific expertise (such as the preparation for a subsequent qualification period). Within the entrusted tasks the opportunity for independent scientific work to obtain further personal qualification is given. The limitation of the contract complies to § 2 Abs. 1 WissZeitVG.


  • scientific university degree (diploma, master's degree or comparable) in a subject related to the life sciences and a corresponding (nearly) completed doctorate
  • relevant theoretical and practical experience in planning, conducting and publishing studies in the field of immunology, infection biology or pneumology
  • relevant theoretical and practical experience in infection biological, molecular biological, biochemical and cell or animal experimental working techniques
  • project experience in interdisciplinary projects and ability to work confidently in an international environment
  • very good knowledge of English

The willingness to pursue your own scientific qualification is expected.

Contact for further information

Prof. Dr .Bernd Schmeck

+49 6421-28 65713


We support women and strongly encourage them to apply. In areas where women are underrepresented, female applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. As a certified family-friendly university, we support our employees in balancing family and career. Sharing a full-time position (§ 8 Abs. 2 S. 1 HGlG) as well as a reduction of working time is possible. Applicants with a disability as discribed in SGB IX (§ 2 Abs. 2, 3) will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Application and interview costs cannot be refunded.

Please send your application mentioning registration number above as a single PDF file to or by mail to the Department of Medicine, Institute for Lung Research, Prof. Dr. Bernd Schmeck, Hans-Meerwein-Str. 2, 35043 Marburg before March 26th 2023.

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