Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/x) – Computational Biology Institute for Plant Sciences/CEPLAS. We are one of the largest and oldest universities in Europe and one of the most important employers in our region. Our broad range of subjects, the dynamic development of our main research areas and our central location in Cologne make us attractive for students and researchers from around the world.

We offer a wide range of career opportunities in science, technology, and administration. The “Metabolic Reconstruction and Flux Modeling” group at the Institute for Plant Sciences and the Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences (CEPLAS) develops and applies computational tools to study metabolic networks and their interactions and works closely with experimental labs.

YOUR TASKS » You will be responsible for developing computational methods (mainly mechanistic models) and conducting research on plant metabolic systems. » You will communicate closely with colleagues and collaboration partners. » You will present your results at conferences and in scientific articles. » You will be engaged in writing independent research proposals. » You will be involved in the supervision, training, and teaching of students.

YOUR PROFILE » PhD in Physics, Mathematics, Computational Biology or a related discipline » Experience in modelling metabolic networks or other physiological and physical processes » Excellent programming skills » Knowledge in plant physiology » High degree of self-initiative and individual responsibility » Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

WE OFFER » Participation in a stimulating, dynamic, international,enthusiastic and collegial team» A diverse working environment with equal opportunities» Support in balancing work and family life» Extensive advanced training opportunities» Occupational health management offers» Flexible working time models» Opportunity to work remotely The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunitiesand diversity.

Women are especially encouraged to applyand will be considered preferentially in accordance with theGender Equality Act of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia(LGG NRW). We also expressly welcome people with disabilities/special needs or of equal status. The position is available from 01.01.2024 on a full-timebasis (39,83 hours per week).

It is limited until 31.12.2025.If the applicant meets the relevant wage requirementsand personal qualifications, the salary will be based onremuneration group 13 TV-L of the pay scale for theGerman public sector.

To apply: Please apply online with proof of the required qualificationswithout a photo under: APPLY NOW. Thereference number is Wiss2307-20. The application deadlineis 06.09.2023.For further inquiries, please contact Prof Dr Nadine Töpfer(

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