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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Fac­uly II - Insti­tute of Chem­istry / Bio­phys­ical Chem­istry, Max-Vollmer-Labor­at­ory

Research Assist­ant - 0.65 work­ing time - salary grade E13 TV-L Ber­liner Hoch­schu­len

The research group “Bio­chem­istry of Gas-con­vert­ing Biocata­lysts” at the Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin primar­ily works on the molecu­lar bio­logy, bio­chem­istry, and applic­a­tion of H2-con­vert­ing metal­loen­zymes, which are able to cata­lyze H2 oxid­a­tion/form­a­tion in the pres­ence of molecu­lar oxy­gen. We offer an out­stand­ing research envir­on­ment with state-of-the-art instru­ment­a­tion and strong links to the Cluster of Excel­lence “Uni­fy­ing Con­cepts of Cata­lysis (Uni­Cat)”.

Work­ing field:

The DFG-fun­ded pro­ject aims at the applic­a­tion of an O2-tol­er­ant hydro­genase for H2 driven bio­trans­form­a­tions as well as for future light driven H2 pro­duc­tion. The PhD can­did­ate will work on
i) the engin­eer­ing of recom­bin­ant microbes for H2 driven bio­trans­form­a­tions,
ii) pro­tein engin­eer­ing for effi­cient biohydro­gen pro­duc­tion, and
iii) the physiolo­gical char­ac­ter­iz­a­tion of hydro­genase car­ry­ing microor­gan­isms.
The lat­ter includes the invest­ig­a­tion of the inter­play of hydro­genases with cell meta­bol­ism via quant­it­at­ive physiology stud­ies and meta­bolic flux ana­lyses. The pro­ject will be co-super­vised by Dr. Lars Lau­t­er­bach (TU Ber­lin) and Prof. Dr. Bruno Bühler (Helm­holtz-Centre for Envir­on­mental Research, Leipzig). A lab rota­tion will be part of this pro­ject. PhD thesis pre­par­a­tion is pos­sible.


  • suc­cess­fully com­pleted uni­versity degree (Mas­ter, Dip­lom or equi­val­ent) in bio­logy, bio­chem­istry, bio­tech­no­logy, chem­istry or a related dis­cip­line, very good grades desired
  • pre­vi­ous exper­i­ence in bio­chem­istry and molecu­lar bio­logy are expec­ted, prefer­ably in microor­gan­isms, exper­i­ence in genetic expres­sion and pro­tein engin­eer­ing
  • inde­pend­ent work­ing style
  • flex­ib­il­ity and abil­ity to form part of a team
  • interest in work­ing in a mul­tidiscip­lin­ary and inter­na­tional envir­on­ment
  • will­ing­ness to cooper­ate and travel
  • good inter­per­sonal skills as well as writ­ten and oral com­mu­nic­a­tion skills in Eng­lish and Ger­man are required
of advant­age are:
  • back­ground in pro­tein engin­eer­ing, biocata­lysis and/or sys­tems bio­logy
  • inter­na­tional research exper­i­ence

More inform­a­tion on the job can be obtained from Dr. Lars Lau­t­er­bach (, +49 (0) 30 314-25572)

How to ap­ply:

Please send your applic­a­tion with the ref­er­ence num­ber (II-268/18) and the usual doc­u­ments (includ­ing motiv­a­tion let­ter, CV, cop­ies of your edu­ca­tion cer­ti­fic­ates, a brief sum­mary of pre­vi­ous research exper­i­ence, con­tact inform­a­tion of two ref­er­ees) to Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin - Der Präsid­ent - Fak­ultät II, Insti­tut für Chemie, FG Bio­physikalis­che Chemie, Max-Vollmer-Labor­at­or­ium, Prof. Dr. Hildebrandt, Sekr. PC 14, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Ber­lin or by e-mail in a single pdf-file to

To ensure equal oppor­tu­nit­ies bet­ween women and men, app­li­ca­ti­ons by women with the requi­red qua­li­fi­ca­ti­ons are expli­citly desi­red. Qua­li­fied indi­vi­du­als with disa­bi­li­ties will be favo­red. The TU Ber­lin val­ues the diversity of its mem­bers and is com­mit­ted to the goals of equal oppor­tun­it­ies.

Please send cop­ies only. Ori­gi­nal docu­ments will not be retur­ned.