Research Assistant (all genders welcome)Department für Nutztierwissenschaften

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Wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in (w/m/d)
Stellen-ID: 74090
Facility: Department für Nutztierwissenschaften
Contact person: Anja Vogelpohl
Date of filling: 01.08.2023
Application deadline: 13.07.2023
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At the University of Göttingen -Public Law Foundation-, Department für Nutztierwissenschaften, there are 2 positions as

Research Assistant (all genders welcome)
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L/65%

to be filled. Starting date is 8/1/2023. The position is limited to three years.

The positions offer the opportunity for a PhD in an innovative research project on insect breeding.

PhD Student 1 („Genetics“) will mainly work on breeding issues. These include genome analyses, the estimation of genetic parameters and the development of breeding strategies for mealworms. An essential part of this work will be bioinformatic analyses, but also laboratory work. A university degree in animal science, veterinary medicine, biology or alike is required, ideally with a focus on breeding/genetics.
PhD student 2 ("Spectroscopy") will mainly perform FT-IR and NIR spectroscopy for process control, phenotyping and ingredient determination of mealworms, as well as analysis of product quality of fish after use of mealworms in fish diets. This includes spectroscopic experiments, chemical analysis, and statistical analysis or modeling. This requires a university degree in food or analytical chemistry, agricultural science, bioinformatics or alike.

 Your responsibilities will also include:
·         Literature research and preparation of the state of research
·         Coordination with project partners and coordination of project activities
·         Preparation of result reports and presentation of project results
·         (Co-)supervision of bachelor and master students related to the project
Hiring requirements are:
·         university degree with very good to good results (focus see above)
·         besides a good knowledge of English, a good knowledge of German is desirable
·         confident handling of common office software
·         initial experience with statistical data analysis, ideally using R
Your strengths are ideally creativity, commitment and strength of implementation. You are characterized by a quick grasp as well as a hands-on mentality, and you work conscientiously and responsibly.
We offer you the opportunity for varied and responsible work on a socially relevant topic. Your further qualification in the context of a doctorate (PhD) is possible and desired. You will receive interdisciplinary support and become part of an established network of researchers. You will have access to the research infrastructure and laboratories of the department. You will have a fair workplace with flexible working hours including the possibility of mobile working. There is an option for an additional pension component (VBL) and you will receive various employee benefits. Lower Saxony also offers the possibility of educational leave (5d/calendar year).

Your application should include: a letter of motivation stating your personal drive, research interests and suitability. In addition, a curriculum vitae, evidence of your professional qualifications, references (not older than 3 years) and, if applicable, letters of reference.

If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Jens Tetens (phone: 0551-3923845; e-mail: or Prof. Daniel Mörlein (phone: 0551-3925601; e-mail:

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The University is particularly committed to the professional participation of severely disabled employees and therefore welcomes applications from severely disabled people. In the case of equal qualifications, applications from people with severe disabilities will be given preference. A disability or equality is to be included in the application in order to protect the interests of the applicant.

Please upload your application in one pdf file including the usual documents until 7/13/2023 on the application portal of the university using this link: . For more information get in touch with Anja Vogelpohl directly via E-Mail:, Tel. 0551-3925611 .

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