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

PhD position (m,f,x) for 3 years with 25,8895 hours per week (TV-L E 13)

The Microbial Biochemistry group 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 as a PhD candidate 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. The successful applicant will become a member of the IGB (International Graduate School of Biosciences, or GSCB (Graduate School of Chemistry and Biochemistry,

extent: part-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:

  • Requirements: Master’s degree or equivalent in the life sciences (e.g. biology, biochemistry) or in chemistry and related fields. Candidates with non-European Union degrees can check the equivalence of their degree at: 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 level of personal responsibility
  • support from and cooperation with competent colleagues
  • team-oriented cooperation in a committed, international and appreciative team
  • eine offene Arbeitsatmosphäre
  • einen Arbeitsplatz mitten in der lebendigen Metropolregion Ruhrgebiet mit ihren vielfältigen kulturellen Angeboten

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.

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: 1927 until 12/06/2023, send by e-mail to the following address:

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