The Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ) invites applications for an

Postdoctoral Researcher

for Protein Mass Spectrometry Unit

The successful applicant will develop/establish advanced methods for plant proteomics and engage multiple collaborations primarily within the institute. The group is equipped with state-of-the-art high-resolution mass spectrometers, which are used for peptide identifications and large-scale proteomic approaches.
We are seeking an enthusiastic person, who completes and advances our proteomics group. We expect prior knowledge of peptide identifications by mass spectrometry as well as experience in running and maintaining mass spectrometers.

Successful applicants should hold a PhD in Biology/Biochemistry/Chemistry. Proven experience with the operation of high-resolution mass spectrometers and analysis of MS data is a requirement. Computer skills, including the use of statistical and scripting languages, previous work on plant proteomics is beneficial but not a requirement. Fluent written and spoken communication in English is essential, and German would be advantageous. Additionally the successful applicant should be highly self-motivated and team oriented. Strong communication and organizational skills are expected.

Payment and benefits are according to German TVÖD for 2 years initially with the possibility for renewal.

Applicants are requested to send a full CV including a complete list of publications, a description of their research experience, letter of motivation, and at least 2 names of referees as a single PDF file through the online system, by latest August 30, 2022.

The Max Planck Society is one of Europe's leading research organizations. In its research laboratories, workshops, libraries, and administration, scientists and researchers perform demanding tasks with a high degree of autonomy and creativity.
The Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research carries out fundamental research on plants using a wide range of methods including molecular genetics, genomics, imaging, computational biology and biochemistry. 

The Max-Planck society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
Little Pumpkins is the child care facility at the MPIPZ providing daycare for children up until 3 years of age.

It is possible to buy a low-cost VRS bulk ticket and apply for a subsidy from the employer.

If you would like to work in a dedicated team, please convince us now by sending us your complete application documents together with your earliest possible date of joining the institute.

Have we sparked your interest ?

Please apply. We are looking forward to getting your complete application documents.


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