Research Scientist in Molecular Biology

Ruprecht Karls University of Heidelberg


A Research Scientist (m/f/d)

The Core Facility for Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics at the Center for Molecular Biology of Heidelberg University (ZMBH) has an opening for



A Research Scientist (m/f/d)

Fulltime position, starting date: immediately



The PhD scientist will initially be employed at the postdoc level, but with the possibility of a permanent and, if applicable, higher-graded position in future, provided all prerequisites are met. The scientist will collaborate with the different research groups of the ZMBH and other institutes of the Heidelberg Molecular Life Science Campus on diverse projects involving qualitative and quantitative proteomics. These projects require SILAC and other labeling techniques for quantitation, identification and localization of posttranslational modifications, including phosphorylation, acetylation and sumoylation. The successful candidate is expected to advise and support the research groups in setting up experiments, to manage data acquisition and analysis, and to discuss the results in-depth. Joint publications are possible. Acquisition of third-party funding is encouraged. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of the facility including acquisition of new methods and instruments.


The Core Facility for Mass spectrometry and Proteomics is equipped with a nano-LC QExactive, two nanoLC-Orbitrap MS systems and a nanoUPLC-QTRAP5500 system:


Your ideal qualifications

  • Ph.D. in chemistry, pharmaceutics, biology or related fields
  • Expert knowledge in liquid chromatography mass spectrometry and MS/MS using CID and possibly ETD
  • Experience in various quantitative proteomics techniques, in particular SILAC, and/or detection and localization of posttranslational modifications
  • Proficiency in data analysis including database searches and software for quantitative proteomics
  • Hands-on experience in preparation of biological samples
  • Team working abilities, leadership qualities and aptitude in guiding technical assistants
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills, German will be an advantage


The position is advertised for two years, initially. Payment will be according to German TV-L (full-time). A kindergarten service is available.


Contact: Dr. T. Ruppert (+49 6221 546895), Apl. Prof. Dr. M. Mayer (+49 6221 546829)


Application Deadline: March 25, 2020. Evaluation will begin two weeks after the opening date of the announcement.


Please submit your applications online to


The University of Heidelberg is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified female candidates. Handicapped applicants will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications.

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