Ausschreibungs-ID: fb17-0022-wmz-2022


Entry date:
as soon as possible


Application deadline:


E 13 TV-H


3 years


Volume of employment:
part-time (50 %)

Established in 1527, Philipps-Universität offers excellent teaching for approximately 22,000 students. With research in a wide spectrum of science, it faces the important issues of our time.

The Department of Biology, Microbiology, research group Prof. Dr. Johann Heider, offers a position for a

Research assistant (PhD student)

The position is offered for a period of 3 years, if no former times of qualification must be considered. The starting date is as soon as possible. The position is part-time (50% of regular working hours) with salary and benefits commensurate with a public service position in the state of Hessen, Germany (TV-H E13, 50 %).

The research group studies the biochemistry of anaerobic microbial metabolism and further current topics of microbial biochemistry. Information on current publications is available at


The tasks include services in teaching (in the field of microbiology) and research in the field of microbial biochemistry. Modern methods in molecular biology, biochemistry, spectroscopy and biotechnology will be used. We offer research training in a dynamic international group using various state-of-the art technologies.

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


The successful applicant holds a MSc degree equivalent in Biology or Chemistry with specialization in microbiology, biochemistry of genetics and has solid practical experiences in biochemical, analytical or molecular biological methods. Experiences in growing microorganisms, anaerobic techniques, working with proteins or biochemical analytics will be useful. Further requirements are a creative and critical mentality, the ability to work in an international team and good English skills. The willingness to further scientific qualification (e.g. a PhD thesis in the field of microbiology) is expected.

We actively support the professional development of junior researchers, e.g. by the offers of Marburg Research Academy (MARA), the international office, and the Human Resources Office.

Contact for further information

Prof. Dr. Johann Heider

+49 6421-28 21527



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. Application and interview costs cannot be refunded.

Application documents are to be submitted as a single pdf-file to under the reference number fb17-0022-wmz-2022. Deadline is September 15th 2022.

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