Senior scientist/junior group leader Germany

The Institute of Biology III of the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg is looking for

Senior scientist with the opportunity to develop and pursue own, independent research/
Akadem. Rat/Raetin auf Zeit ( (f/m/d)

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  • Application deadline: 20.07.2023

  • Published: 23.06.2023

  • Starting date: 01.01.2024

  • Full-time position

  • Reference number: 00003119


The Department of Bioinformatics and Molecular Genetics (Prof. Dr. Ralf Baumeister) seeks a motivated and creative researcher and teacher with expertise in genetics and molecular biology, preferably with C. elegans experience. Tasks will be:

  • Opportunity to contribute and/or develop an own research program, if possible in an area compatible with the research focus of the faculty or department (integrative biological signaling, stress biology, aging, synthetic biology, biomedical research).

  • Collaboration in teaching; teaching obligation 4 SWS (B.Sc. M.Sc. Biology, as well as Biology for Students of Medicine" (German and English)

  • Writing of research proposals and acquisition of research funds to support your own research

Prerequisites are:

  • Completed university studies in biology, biochemistry, medicine or related subjects and a qualified doctorate.

  • teaching and research experience in cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, and/or human biology is expected. Experience with the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans is desired.

  • A high level of commitment, independence, team spirit and leadership skills to obtain the qualification to become a professor (German “Habilitation”) is actively encouraged and supported.

The position is initially limited to 3 years, but is typically extended for another 3 years.

Remuneration will be according to A13 (Beamtenstelle auf Zeit, Temporary civil servant position, this is significantly more than a postdoc position!).

Our department provides an interdisciplinary environment and hosts researchers of several countries. Lab language is English. We are affiliated with two SFB/CRC research consortia (tumor biology, protein dynamics) and two Graduate Schools in Biomedicine. The group belongs to both the Faculty of Biology (Institute of Biology III) and the Faculty of Medicine (ZBMZ –Center for Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Research). Lab members have access to facilities and grant opportunities of both faculties. The lab is also involved in the University programs (BIOSS, CIBSS) funded by the German excellence initiative. The successful candidate will receive the benefits of a governmental officer (A13Z).

The University of Freiburg is one of the top universities in Germany, its Life Sciences are always found among the top positions in national rankings. Freiburg is located at the slopes of the Black Forest in a marvellous environment: it is one of the oldest German student towns, 200.000 inhabitants, located 30 miles from Basel and its academic and industrial centers, and 40 miles from Strasbourg, in the Switzerland- France-Germany triangle. It is also considered one of the most-beloved places in Germany (top 3 among places to be visited worldwide , and the warmest city in the country.
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Please include a letter of application, CV, statement of previous teaching and research interests, list of publications, and contact information for three references with your application. If applying electronically, please do so in one pdf file.

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Please apply with the above documents, quoting the reference 00003119, by 20.07.2023 at the latest. Please send your application in written or electronic form to:

Institute of Biology 3/University of Freiburg
Bioinformatics and Molecular Genetics.
Prof. Dr. Ralf Baumeister
for the attention of Ms. Angelika Reichinger
Schänzlestrasse 1
D-79104 Freiburg, Germany


For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Ralf Baumeister at +49 761 203-8350 or e-mail