Postdoctoral Position

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam-Golm

Plant Research Structural and Cell Biology Physiology


Type of Job


Postdoctoral Position

Job offer from March 28, 2017

The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam invites applications for a Postdoctoral Position in mass spectrometry-based proteomics to join small molecule signaling project in the group of Prof. Dr. Lothar Willmitzer.

About Us

  • Small molecule signaling group pursues protein-small molecule interactions in order to better understand small molecule signaling and regulation.
  • We work with Arabidopsis, tobacco and yeast
  • We combine: biochemistry x biophysics x mass based metabolomics and proteomics
  • Small signaling group is composed of people from all over the world with various scientific backgrounds, our working language is English.
  • MPI-MP performs cutting-edge basic research in plant biology
  • We promote gender equality

Job Facts

  • Develop new experimental approaches to analyze protein-small molecule interactions
  • Perform routine sample measurement including maintenance, troubleshooting, and method development for various experimental approaches
  • Exact scientific project will be shaped together with the applicant
  • We offer two years contract with a good chance of extension
  • Payment follows German TVöD (Collective Wage Agreement for Government Service Workers) depending on qualifications and professional experience as well as various fringe benefits in accordance with public service provisions.

We are looking for

  • candidates with experience in mass spectrometry-based proteomics (from sample preparation, machine handling to data analysis),
  • somebody who is keen on data analysis,
  • somebody who has a biochemical background,
  • experience with LC/MS based, untargeted metabolomics would be a plus.

If you are interested, please send a CV, statement of research interests and names and contact information of three references to and

Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie
Wissenschaftspark Golm
Am Mühlenberg 1
14476 Potsdam

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