PhD Position – Mass spectrometry-based Metabolomics in Infections and the Tumormicroenvironment

  • Part Time
  • Temporary
  • Marburg

Website Philipps University Marburg

The Philipps University, founded in 1527, offers multiple award-winning teaching for around 22,000 students and tackles the important issues of our time with excellent research across a broad spectrum of science.

The Department of Medicine, research group on “metabolomics”, Prof. Dr. R. Verena Taudte, is currently accepting applications for a

Doctoral Researcher

The position is offered for a period of 3 years. The starting date is as soon as possible. The position is part-time (65 % of regular working hours) with salary and benefits commensurate with a public service position in the state Hesse, Germany (TV-H E 13, 65 %).

– scientific services in research and teaching
– application of mass spectrometry-based metabolomics to translational biomedical research questions
– research focus: metabolic phenotyping of immune cells during infections and in the tumor   microenvironment
– complex sample preparation, data acquisition via modern LC- and GC-MS, data analysis including statistic evaluation and biomedical interpretation
– active participation in conferences and seminars

The position is limited to a time period deemed adequate for the completion of a doctoral degree. As part of the assigned duties, there will be ample opportunity to conduct the independent scientific research necessary for the completion of a doctorate. The limitation complies to § 2, 1 WissZeitVG.


– MSc-degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Medicine/ Human Biology, Pharmacy, Biology
– prior knowledge of mass spectrometry (hyphenated to liquid or gas chromatography) coupled with practical experience are beneficial
– experience in cell culture and molcular biological methods are advantageous
– capacity for teamwork, self-motivation, great interest in MS based metabolomics and translational research
– high level of self-motivation, commitment, and work ethics
– good communication skills (English)
Disposition to own scientific qualification (e.g. a doctorate project in the area metabolomics) is expected.

Due to your tasks or organizational assignment, there is contact with patient care. Therefore, proof of immunization against COVID-19 and measles in accordance with IfSG is required to fill the position.

We actively support the professional development of junior researchers, e.g. by the offers of Marburg Research Academy (MARA), the International Office, the Higher Education Didactics Office and the Human Resources Development Office.

Contact for further information

Prof. Dr. R. Verena Taudte
+49 6421-58 66953

We support women and strongly encourage them to apply. In areas where women are underrepresented, female applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. As a certified family-friendly university, we support our employees in balancing family and career. A reduction of working time is possible. Applicants with a disability as discribed in SGB IX (§ 2 Abs. 2, 3) will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Application and interview costs cannot be refunded.

Please send your application mentioning registration number above as a single PDF file to or by mail to Prof. Dr. R. Verena Taudte, Core Facility for Metabolomics/ Mass Spectrometry, Department of Medicine, University of Marburg, Baldingerstraße, 35043 Marburg before 20th of November 2022.

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