Doctoral Research Associate in Biochemistry

University of Munster Institute of Biochemistry


45,000 students and 8,000 employees in teaching, research and administration, all working together to shape perspectives for the future – that is the University of Münster (WWU). Embedded in the vibrant atmosphere of Münster with its high standard of living, the University’s diverse research profile and attractive study programmes draw students and researchers throughout Germany and from around the world.

The Institute of Biochemistry at the University of Münster (WWU), Germany, is seeking to fill the position of a

Doctoral Research Associate
Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in
(salary level TV-L E 13, 65%)

commencing on 1 September 2021. We are offering a fixed-term part-time position (65 %) for 3 years.

Your tasks:

  • this position is tied to working towards a doctorate
  • your research will focus on structural biology, biochemistry and cell biology studies that investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the function of the TSC (tuberous sclerosis complex) tumor suppressor complex
  • collaboration in research and teaching
  • undertaking independent research

Our expectations:

  •  a master’s degree or equivalent in the natural sciences
  •  a background in biochemistry or a related discipline is advantageous

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities.

The University of Münster is committed to employing more staff with disabilities. Candidates with recognised severe disabilities who have equivalent qualifications are given preference in hiring decisions.

For further information, please see our previous work on this topic (Zech et al., J Biol Chem 2016; Hansmann et al., Structure 2020; Fitzian et al., Mol Cell 2021) or visit:

If you have any questions, please contact Prof Daniel Kümmel (

Are you interested? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 18 June 2021 at:

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität
Institute for Biochemistry
Prof. Dr. Daniel Kümmel
Corrensstraße 36
48149 Münster

You may also send your application electronically in PDF format to

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