registration number: ZE-0052-synmikro-wmz-2023


Entry date:


Application deadline:


E 13 TV-H


3 years


Volume of employment:
part-time (50 %)

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.

At the Center for Synthetic Microbiology and the Department of Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry, working group Prof. Dr. Peter Graumann, is currently accepting applications for a third-party founded

Research Assistant (Doctoral Researcher/PhD )

The position is offered for a period of 3 years, if no former times of qualification must be considered. The starting date is 01st July 2023. The position is part-time (50 % of regular working hours) with salary and benefits commensurate with a public service position in the state Hesse, Germany (TV-H E 13, 50 %).


  • Development of an original research project with high independance
  • Investigation of the function of the bacterial MreB cytosceletton in Bacillus subtilis
  • Characterisation of the cell wall biogenesis machinery via cutting-edge biochemical methods and investigation of single molecule dynamics of proteions in the cell wall by single molecule tracking fluorescence microscopy
  • Transfer of research results to biotechnologically relevant processes
  • Multidisziplinary collaboration within an international environment
  • International communication in research by publications and participation in conferences
  • Aiding in student courses and seminars for students (teaching)

The position is limited to a time period deemed adequate for the completion of a doctoral degree. As part of the assigned duties, there will be ample opportunity to conduct the independent scientific research necessary for the completion of a doctorate. The limitation complies to § 2, 1 WissZeitVG.


  • Successful degree from a university or similar higher education organization (Diploma, Master oder equal) in the field of biologiy, biochemistry, chemistry with a focus on biochemistry, biotechnology or pharmacy
  • Experience in dealing with microorganisms
  • Ability to carry out molecular biological (cloning) and biochemical experiments (protein purfication)
  • Independent, autonomous thinking
  • Interest in cell biological techniques (super resolution fluorescence microscopy, atomic force microscopy)
  • Motivated and passionate team player

The motivation to gain your own scientific qualification (e. g. through a doctoral project in the field of biochemistry/mocrobiology with a focus on cell biology) is expected.

We actively support the professional development of young scientists, e. g. by participating in the graduate program International Max Planck Reserch School IMPRS-Mic, the Center for Synthetic Microbiology (SYNMIKRO), and through the offers of the Marburg Reserch Academy (MARA), the Internatinal Office and the Offices for University Didactics and Personal Development.

Contact for more Information

Prof. Dr. Peter Graumann

+49 6421-28 22210


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. 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.

Please apply by 28.05.2023 using the button below.

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