Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry

The Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry invites applications to fill the position of

Independent Junior Group leader “Metabolomics and Plant Resilience” (m/f/d)

Whom we are looking for: Early career scientists with PostDoc experience, an excellent publication record, and who have demonstrated their ability of innovative research and independent thinking. The research program of the successful applicant will address contemporary topics in plant stress biology where metabolomics should represent a significant part of the methodology. Interdisciplinary approaches (e.g., including cell biology, genetics or proteomics) are encouraged. Topics may include plant specialized or general metabolism or phytohormone signaling and action. The incumbent is expected to actively acquire external funding from German, European or overseas sources.

What we offer: The position is for 6 years (mid-term appraisal after 3 years) and will be supported by an exceptionally attractive package, including start-up funds, intramural salaries for a postdoctoral scientist and technical assistant, annual funds for consumables, and the possibility to apply for additional instrumentation. The independent group will have free access to all shared IPB facilities, including climatized plant growth chambers and greenhouses, extensive metabolomics and analytical equipment, proteomics and high-end microscopy. The independent group will be hosted in a furnished and equipped laboratory. The position is part of the Program Center for Plant Metabolomics and Computational Biochemistry (MetaCom: https://www.ipb-halle.de/en/research/program-center-metacom/). Cooperations with MetaCom and IPB research groups are actively encouraged.