Postdoctoral Scientist or Engineer

Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne

Plant Research

Type of Job


Postdoctoral Scientist or Engineer - Protein Mass Spectrometry

Job offer from July 07, 2017

The Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ) in Cologne invites applications for an Postdoctoral Scientist or Engineer for the Protein Mass Spectrometry Service Unit.

Your tasks

The successful applicant is responsible for maintaining the proteomics platform of the Protein Mass Spectrometry Service Unit headed by Hirofumi Nakagami. The protein mass spectrometry service unit provides proteomics services for research groups at the institute. The unit is equipped with state-of-the-art high-resolution mass spectrometers, which are used for peptide identifications and large-scale proteomic approaches.

Your profile

We are seeking an enthusiastic person, who completes our proteomics team. We expect prior knowledge of peptide identifications by mass spectrometry as well as experience in running and maintaining mass spectrometers.

Successful applicants should hold a PhD in biology, biochemistry or chemistry. Proven experience with the operation of high-resolution mass spectrometers analysing MS data is a requirement. Computer skills, including the use of statistical and scripting languages, previous work on plant proteomics is beneficial but not a requirement. Fluent written and spoken communication in English is essential, and German would be advantageous.

Additionally the successful applicant should be highly self-motivated and team oriented. Strong communication and organizational skills are expected.

Our offer

The position is a full-time position. Payment and benefits are according to the German collective wage agreement for the public service (TVöD) for 2 years initially with the possibility for renewal.

The Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ) is one of the world’s premier sites committed to basic research and training in plant science. The institute has four science departments, three independent research groups and specialist support, totalling ~ 400 staff including externally funded positions.

Your application

The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Applicants are requested to send a full CV including a complete list of publications, a description of their research experience, letter of motivation, and at least 2 names of referees as a single PDF file to . Applicant review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Carl-von-Linné-Weg 10
50829 Cologne

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