Präsenz / Mobil

Forschung, Entwicklung, Lehre
Publizierung bis: 08.05.2022

DISCLAIMER: The English version is a translation of the original in German (job advertisement no. 015/2022) for information purposes only. In case of a discrepancy, the German original will prevail.

Job description

The Department of Safety and Quality of Meat in Kulmbach is interested in the nitrogen balance and reactivity of nitrite and nitrate in cured meat products. Within the scope of this work, initial experiments with isotope-labelled sodium nitrite will be performed in cooperation with the Department of Safety and Quality of Milk and Fish at the location Kiel. This should clarify the open question concerning the quantitative balance and the reactivity of nitrite in different fractions (liquid phase, fat and in particular different protein fractions). Here, isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) is to be used. Based on this, in the further course of the research work, nitrite-induced protein modifications of meat proteins will be investigated by the mass spectrometric analysis of tryptic peptides applying a coupling of high performance liquid chromatography and high resolution tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-QToF-MS/MS).

Your profile

Mandatory requirements:
a completed master´s degree or a comparable degree in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry or related studies
experience in the preparation of international scientific publications in peer reviewed journals
very good knowledge and practical experience in the field of bottom-up proteomics
ability to work independently and the readiness for interdisciplinary cooperation
competent handling of MS-Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
very good English skills written and spoken

Preferable are:
an exceptional qualification for scientific working, normally evidenced by a completed doctorate
readiness to work independently on a complex issue
initial experience in staff leadership
very good conceptional and communicative skills
good verbal and written communication skills in German
good knowledge and experience in experimental design and in statistical analysis of scientific experiments

Aside from independent and responsible working methods, as well as the ability for inter and intra disciplinary collaboration, a high degree of motivation, personal commitment, team spirit and a willingness to cooperate with colleagues and other institutions are also required.

Our offer

We are offering at the earliest possible date presumably for 3 years a temporary post limited full or part-time position at the Kulmbach location of the Max Rubner-Institut. The weekly working hours are presently 39,00 hours. The employment contract is subject to the regulations of the civil service collective wage agreement (TVöD-Bund). Payment of remuneration will be made according to pay grade 13 TVöD if personal and tariff requirements are fulfilled.

The Max Rubner-Institut is as a family-oriented employer and therefore welcomes applications of persons with family responsibilities. Flexible work hours and part-time models promote reconciliation of work and family life.

General information

If you are interested, please send your complete and compelling application in particular with motivational letter, curriculum vitae, complete description of vocational and professional career as well as copies of certificates (school, university and qualified job references). Missing documents (particularly required certificates) can lead to the exclusion from the application process. 

The employment is designated for their own academic qualification. The job advertisement is primarily directed at applicants (f/m/d) who seek a professional career in academia. The employment is limited according to § 2 section 1 of Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG).

The Max Rubner-Institut strives for the professional equality of women and men.

The Max Rubner-Institut is committed to inclusion. Applications of persons with severe disabilities are therefore explicitly encouraged and will be given priority in the selection process.

The position is generally suited for part-time work.

With foreign educational qualifications we are asking you to send us supporting documentation regarding the classification into the German educational system. Please obtain further information on the website of the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB)

Technical issues:

Dr. Wolfgang Jira · Phone: +49 (0) 9221 803 313

Organizational issues:

Claudia Grittner · Phone: +49 (0) 431 609 2293

Zentrale Bewerberstelle des Max Rubner-Instituts · Hermann-Weigmann-Str. 1 · 24103 Kiel

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