Post Doc (m/f/d; TV-L 13, 50-70%) The research group Molecular Nutritional Science (140a) is seeking a PostDoc, starting on February 1, 2024… or by agreement.

We are looking for a motivated, team-oriented individual with a PhD degree in reproductive biology, human or veterinary medicine, or a related discipline. The position is initially limited to 2 years, with the possibility of extension according to the Act on Fixed-Term Employment Contracts in Academia (WissZeitVG). The opportunity for habilitation is provided. We offer an exciting role within a dynamic research group with excellent research infrastructure. 

Your responsibilities:

  • Participation in research and teaching in the field of Molecular Nutritional Science
  • Establishment and management of an in-vitro fertilization laboratory
  • Independent execution of research projects focusing on the development and metabolism of embryos
  • Acquisition of third-party funding
  • Statistical analysis of data and publication of research findings, including national and international presentations
  • Supervision of Bachelor and Master theses
  • Co-supervision of doctoral students

Required experience and skills:

  • Knowledge and keen interest in topics related to embryology, reproductive biology, as well as molecular mechanisms of embryo metabolism and embryo-maternal interaction
  • Extensive practical experience in in-vitro fertilization techniques, cryopreservation, and thawing of oocytes, embryos, and sperm in at least one of the species: mouse, pig, and cattle, with a willingness to establish protocols for the other species
  • Ideally, experience in ovum pick-up in at least one of the above-mentioned species
  • FELASA B or a willingness to acquire it soon
  • Profound knowledge in data analysis
  • Experience in scientific writing and presentation
  • Teaching experience
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English, German is a plus
  • Interest in inter- and transdisciplinary collaboration and in acquiring new skills

Application deadline : 15.11.2023

Please attach the following documents to your application:

We ensure equal professional opportunities for women and men. Therefore, we have a special interest in applications from women. Disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration when equally qualified.

If you are interested, please submit your application documents, including a letter of motivation, CV, certificates, list of publications, and the names and contact details of two references, by November 15, 2023, via email to Prof. Dr. Katrin Giller ( . If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact Prof. Giller.

The University of Hohenheim accepts applications via a secure internet site. To the application

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