The Chair of Biochemistry of microorganisms at the Faculty of Medicine is looking for a 

research associate (m,f,x) 3 for years, 39,83 hours per week, TVL E13

The Microbial Biochemistry group at the Ruhr University Bochum is interested in the multifaceted biochemistry of microorganisms. Bacteria are not only the causative agent of many infectious diseases but also great model organisms to explore basic concepts of biology.

The successful applicant will work on a DFG-funded project. She or he will study the role of N-chloramines, a novel post-translational modification, in host-microbe interactions and chronic inflammation. The candidate will establish, synthesize, and use chemo-proteomic probes to detect and quantify N-chloramines in bacteria, mammalian cells and eventually patient samples.

extent: full-time
duration: temporary
beginning: as soon as possible
application deadline:

Your tasks:

  • Bacterial and mammalian cell culture
  • Application of microbiology and molecular biology methods Protein biochemistry
  • Establishing and designing chemo-proteomic experiments
  • Synthesis of chemo-proteomic probes

Your profile:

  • PhD or equivalent in the life sciences (e.g. biology, biochemistry) or in chemistry and related fields.
  • The ideal candidate should have in-depth experience in microbiology or mammalian cell culture, a general understanding of molecular biology and protein biochemistry and some experience in organic synthesis.

Our offerings:

  • Challenging and varied tasks with a high degree of personal responsibility
  • Support from and cooperation with competent colleagues
  • Team-orientated cooperation in a committed, international and appreciative team
  • an open working atmosphere
  • a job in the centre of the lively Ruhr metropolitan region with its diverse cultural offerings

Additional information:

At the request of the applicant (m,f,x), the staff council may be involved in selection interviews.

If the position is funded by third-party funds the employee has no teaching obligation.

German language courses are offered by the University Language Center (ZfA) in the field of German as a Foreign Language (DaF).

You can find information about TVL at:

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB’s declared aim.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact details for your application:

Prof. Dr. Lars I. Leichert, Phone: +49234 32 24585

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see:

We are looking forward to receiving your application with the specification ANR: 3151 until 30.04.2024, send by e-mail to the following address:

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