The Chair of Biochemistry of plants of the Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology is looking for a 

Research Scientist Biochemistry of Plants  (m/f/d)  for 3 years, 39.83 hours/week, (Salary level E13 TVL)

We offer an excellently equipped chair with two mass spectrometers and all the facilities to carry out biochemical and/or molecular biological work. The job holder is offered their own laboratory and the prospect of support from a technical employee.

The research interests of the chair "Biochemistry of Plants" concern fundamental processes of differentiation and development of chloroplasts, as well as the operational control of their functions. The advertised position is intended to complement and expand this work.

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

Your tasks:

  •  The job holder is given the freedom to develop an independent scientific profile, which should have the biology and biogenesis of chloroplasts as its subject in the broadest sense. Proven ability to successfully raise third-party funds is advantageous. In addition to the development of an independent scientific profile, participation in the basic teaching of the chair and the development of your own course offerings are expected.

Your profile:

  • University degree in biology or biochemistry with doctorate
  • Experience in work on organelle biology, in particular on chloroplast biogenesis and chloroplast functions
  • Experience in raising third-party funds would be an advantage
  • Experience in teaching

Our offerings:

  • Challenging and varied tasks with a high level of personal responsibility
  • Team-oriented cooperation in a committed, international and appreciative team
  • employment at one of Germany's largest universities in the University Alliance Ruhr network
  • Fair and flexible working hours
  • Other social benefits according to TV-L

Additional information:

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

The load of teaching will be calculated according to § 3 of Lehrverpflichtungsverordnung (state of North Rhine-Westphalia).

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. Sacha Baginsky, Phone: +49234 32 23937

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

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

Please email your application with the specification ANR: 1736 (letter of motivation, complete curriculum vitae, certificates and references) to Prof. Sacha Baginsky ( by April 15, 2023.

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