Institution: Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences, Department of Biology, Institute of Cell and Systems Biology of Animals, Molecular Animal Physiology
Salary level: EGR. 13 TV-L
Start date: 01.10.2023, the initial fixed term is three years. (This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act [Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG]).
Application deadline: 2023-06-15
Scope of work: part-time
Weekly hours: 65 % of standard work hours per week
Research associates will be expected primarily to teach and conduct research. The research associate will also have the opportunity to pursue further academic qualifications, in particular a doctoral dissertation. At least one-third of set working hours will be made available for the research associate’s own academic work.
General information on the Research Training Group:
The overall mission of the Research Training Group 2530 (RTG 2530) is to fill existing knowledge gaps on biota-mediated effects on estuarine C cycling under current conditions and with respect to global change scenarios. Embedded into the inspiring academic environment of Universität Hamburg, RTG 2530 provides Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers an outstanding platform for their career development. The RTG has been established by an interdisciplinary group of 15 Principal Researchers with scientific backgrounds ranging from terrestrial and marine ecology, via geoscience to microbiology and molecular plant and animal biology. The RTG is funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG). Currently, we have 14 open positions (TVL E13, 65%) for doctoral researchers (see ).
Specific information on the research idea of the position:
The doctoral researcher will be a member of RTG 2530 and the lab of Molecular Animal Physiology and investigate the adaptation of wild fish in the Elbe estuary to changing biotic and abiotic conditions in a combination of field and laboratory studies. The project aims to identify and test whether known and novel identified pathways in key tissues of fish are linked to specific factors in the estuary. The used methods will be: applying stress regimes on wild caught estuary fish in the lab, using fish cell culture to identify specific gene effects on metabolism and oxygen stress response. Additionally the anaylsis of fish microbiome and cortisol levels as monitoring parameters for fish health shall be applied.
The scope of the position includes a teaching load of 2.5 LVS.
A university degree in a relevant field, i.e., Biology, Biochemistry or Enviromental Sciences. The successful candidate should have knowledge and experience in the methods of molecular biology, cell culture and with the analysis of NGS and multiomics data. Also experience working with fish in the filed and in the lab is desirable. Team spirit, ability of scientific writing and knowledge on bioinformatics and biostatistics are required. Good oral and written English skills are necessary.
Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements
Continuing education opportunities
Flexible working hours
Work-life balance opportunities
Reduced rates available for a HVV-Proficard (transit pass) and much more
30 days of vacation per annum
As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, cooperative contacts to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and internationally.
The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg promotes equal opportunity. As men are currently underrepresented in this job category at Universität Hamburg according to the evaluation conducted under the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HambGleiG), we encourage men to apply for this position. Equally qualified and suitable male applicants will receive preference. Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.
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The selection days will take place from July 3 - 5, 2023
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