Junior Research Group Leader (f/m/d)
in a temporary position (TV-L E14, full time) for
"Quantitative Assays with Magnetic Nanoparticles"
Technical University Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig) is seeking to appoint a personality with pronounced interdisciplinary competence to lead a Junior Research Group on quantitative assays with magnetic nanoparticles. The position (TV-L E14, this position is part-time suitable, but should be occupied with 100%) is initially appointed for a 4-year period.
The focus of the research group is on establishing and performing quantitative immuno-/bioassays with magnetic nanoparticle markers. The quantification of protein detection in immuno-/bioassays is studied using the viral 'pp65' protein as an example. This protein serves as a marker for the detection of the human pathogenic cytomegalovirus (HCMV). The use of this immune-/bioassay in the screening of patients makes this project of high clinical relevance.
The junior research group is established as an interdisciplinary group of biologists and engineers. It is intended to employ two PhD students to carry out the research tasks within the group. One PhD student will be appointed in the biology and the other in the engineering and metrology field.
Candidates for the position of the junior research group leader should have a PhD degree in engineering or physics, an excellent track record with first and/or last author publications and ideally a postdoctoral research experience of 2-4 years. Moreover, the candidate is expected to integrate and strengthen the interdisciplinary and collaborative environment at the LENA research labs. The candidate should have a high proficiency in the following fields:
- Metrology and nanometrology
- Magnetic nanoparticles and applications in biomedicine/bioanalysis
- Realization of dynamic magnetic measurement systems, especially Magnetic Particle Spectroscopy and Magnetic Particle Imaging, and their application in biodiagnostics and imaging
The post holder should also fulfill the following criteria:
- Outstanding scientific qualification and research achievements in the mentioned fields
- Commitment for the planned establishment of a larger research cooperation supported by third-party funds
- Strong international networking in the field
- Ability to work in and lead a team and social competence
- Commitment to the strategic development of the research group and core research area
With nearly 20,000 students and 3,700 staff members, TU Braunschweig is the largest Institute of Technology in Northern Germany. It stands for a strategic and achievement-oriented way of thinking and acting, relevant research, exceptional teaching and the successful transfer of knowledge and technologies to industry and society. We consistently advocate family friendliness and equal opportunities. We focus our research on mobility, infections and therapeutics, metrology, and future city. The ‘Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)’, the National Metrology Institute of the Federal Republic of Germany, which provides scientific and technical services in metrology, is located in close proximity to the university. TU Braunschweig has a strong history of collaborations with PTB, and with the ‘Laboratory of Emerging Nanometrology (LENA)’ a permanent link has been established in the field of nanometrology.
The TU Braunschweig seeks a reduction of the underrepresentation in the sense of the NGG in all areas and positions. Therefore, applications by women are especially desirable. In case of equal qualification, handicapped/disabled persons will be preferred. A certificate must be appended. Applications from people from all nationalities are welcome. Personalized data will be stored in the course of the application procedure.
Further information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Meinhard Schilling, phone: +49 (0) 531 391-3867.
Please send your written application by 28.02.2020 to Prof. Dr. Michael Kurrat, dean of faculty 5 (Elektrotechnik, Informationstechnik, Physik), TU Braunschweig, Hans-Sommer-Str. 66, 38106 Braunschweig
gültig bis: 28.02.2020