Independent Junior Research Group Leader (m/f/d)

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The Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) at Halle (Saale), Germany, invites applications to fill the position of

Independent Junior Research Group Leader (m/f/d)

Productive candidates with postdoctoral (international) experience will have to demon-strate their potential to develop a vigorous and competitive research program on important contemporary problems in plant biology/chemistry at the molecular, biochemical or systems level.

The IPB is an international research institute of about 200 employees and located on the Weinberg Campus of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. Its research theme focuses on the chemical diversity, metabolism, molecular action, and biological roles of plant and fungal natural products, with an emphasis on specialized metabolites, signaling molecules as well as on the underlying gene and protein regulatory networks. The IPB provides excellent research facilities and offers a stimulating academic environment fostering multidisciplinary approaches to the analysis of gene and protein function, structure and activity of natural products, biomolecular and organismic interactions, as well as state-of-the-art technologies for organic chemistry and biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, metabolic profiling and proteomics.

The appointment will be initially for 3 years with the possibility of a 3-year extension upon positive mid-term evaluation plus, if necessary, a max. 2-year bridge funding. Compensa-tion will be according to TV-L, E14 or E15, depending on prior professional experience. The IPB provides equipped laboratory space, annual funds for consumables, and salaries for one postdoctoral researcher and one technical assistant. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a dynamic and growing research group by attracting extramural funds. Anticipated start date: Summer 2022 (negotiable).

Applicants with a strong record of high-quality publications in reputed journals should submit a letter describing their research accomplishments and future research interests (no more than 5 pages), Curriculum Vitae, publication list, and contact information of three scientists for references. Please, send your application till January 10, 2022 quoting reference number 14/2021 as a single pdf document to bewerbungen(at) .

For additional information, please contact Prof. Steffen Abel (sabel(at) or +49 345 5582 1200). The IPB is an equal opportunity employer and promotes a family-friendly working environment.

Please note the data protection information for applicants in accordance with Art. 13 and 14 GDPR on data processing in the application process under the following link .

The successful applicant with a degree that was not obtained at a German university must submit a certificate assessment for foreign university qualifications (Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications) from the Central Office for Foreign Education ( ).

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