Biologist with a doctorate or similar (f/m/x)


Would you like to make a contribution to healthy ageing, cancer prevention and therapy, individual radiation risks and radiation protection, work in an international environment and in unique research facilities, research highly relevant issues while keeping an eye on the application?

Then the DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine, with its focus on interdisciplinary research into maintaining human health and performance in space, in aviation and on Earth, is an attractive employer for you. The Institute's Radiation Biology Department investigates, among other things, the effects of cosmic radiation on the human body. We are looking for a person with proven expertise and a publication profile in the field of genome stability. The research profile of the applicant should include experience in mechanisms of DNA damage response (DNA repair, cell cycle control, cell death, senescence, etc.) and genome stability in human cells, and/or radiation biology.

Willingness to collaborate closely with the other research foci of the DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine, e.g. in human studies, and the University of Cologne and University Hospital Cologne, in particular the Cluster of Excellence CECAD on Aging and Age-Related Diseases and the DFG Research Group (FOR5504) on Physiological Causes and Consequences of Genome Instability, is expected.

Become part of this extraordinary institute and contribute your expertise to solving the "radiation problem". You will be faced with the following tasks:

  • technical and organizational head of the Genome Maintenance Mechanisms working group in the
    Department of Radiation Biology
  • acquisition and management of (third-party) funded research projects
  • supervision of Bachelor's/Master's theses and medical/scientific doctorates

Please submit applications in English with the usual documents (CV, description of academic career including methodological skills, research concept including collaborations, list of third-party funding and publications, references and certificate) electronically via the applicant portal.

Your qualifications:

  • A prerequisite for employment at DLR is security clearance in accordance with the German Security Clearance Act (SÜG) and the willingness to undergo security clearance in accordance with §8 ff SÜG.
  • completed scientific university education (university degree/master's degree) in biology,
  • biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology, cell biology, human biology, biomedicine, human
  • medicine or a related subject with a doctorate
  • excellent expertise in DNA repair and/or radiation biology, ideally knowledge of tumor biology
  • and/or the biology of aging
  • in-depth knowledge of working with cell cultures or organoids and cell and molecular biology
  • research activities including relevant publications
  • successful acquisition of third-party funding and experience in submitting
  • applications
  • experience in staff management

Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalleled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (f/m/x). Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

DLR - Helmholtz / Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt

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Deadline: 2024-05-12
Location: Germany, Cologne
Categories: Biochemistry, Biological Engineering, Biology, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, PhD,


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