Senior scientist/assistant professorship- Ralf Baumeister Lab at the University of Freiburg

2021-10-26 16:35

The Institute of Biology III (Prof. Ralf Baumeister, Bioinformatics & Molecular Genetics) at the University of Freiburg advertises the following position: 

Senior scientist/assistant professorship

This position is immediately available, and is initially granted for three years, with an extension for another 3 years.


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. Their institution provides an interdisciplinary environment and hosts researchers of several countries. Lab language is English. They 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 Ralf Baumeister Lab are looking for highly motivated researchers with a strong background in C. elegans or related models that will integrate in their department, and complement and extend the focus of their faculty in signaling research. A background in biochemistry/genetics to study intracellular dynamics and their effect on age-related mechanisms, stress and metabolic signaling, and tumorigenesis is preferred. Funding is initially secured for three years and can be extended for another 3 years.


You have already postdoc experience and want to contribute to their research and teaching program (Genetics/biochemistry/neurobiology/bioinformatics, preferably with C. elegans, human cells, etc.) with own ideas, and develop your own research profile towards habilitation (eligibility for a call to a chair). The Ralf Baumeister Lab provides a fully equipped laboratory and expects your active participation in ongoing and future research cooperation, and, in the long run, the acquisition of your own third party funding. A moderate level of teaching (contributions to B.Sc. Biology: in German or English; M.Sc. Major Genetics and Developmental Biology, PhD: English) is expected.

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Please submit your application (CV, list of publications, 3 reference addresses) to:


Prof. Dr. Ralf Baumeister

attn.: Angelika Reichinger

Bioinformatics and Molecular Genetics

Schaenzlestr. 1

D-79104 Freiburg

Fon: +49-761-203 8350 / Fax: +49-761-203 8351