Research Assistant (Postdoc)

The University of Marburg, founded in 1527, offers a variety of excellent programs of study for around 22,000 students and confronts the important topics of our time through excellent research across a broad spectrum of sciences.

In the Department of Biology, in the division of Plant Biodiversity and Evolutionary Ecology of Plants, the Junker research group, is currently accepting applications for a Research Assistant (Postdoc).

The position is offered for a period of one year. The starting date is 01.09.2024. The position is part-time (50 % of regular working hours) with salary and benefits commensurate with a public service position in the state Hesse, Germany (TV-H E 13, 50 %).



  • conducting experiments as part of a project funded by the DFG
  • field and laboratory work in the context of plant-microbe responses to drought and analyzing existing datasets
  • present updates and findings at group and scientific meetings and manuscript preparation for publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • participation in the activities of the research group (e.g., participate in lab meetings, mentor students etc.)

The position will be filled by a temporary contract that is limited to the period which is necessary to gain further scientific expertise (such as the preparation for a subsequent qualification period). Within the entrusted tasks the opportunity for independent scientific work to obtain further personal qualification is given. The limitation of the contract complies to § 2, 1 WissZeitVG.



  • Diploma, Master’s degree or equivalent and a PhD degree in the field of plant ecology, plant biology, or related subjects]()
  • Postdoc experience with and a strong publication record in the field of plant responses to environmental stressors
  • familiarity with plant growth under greenhouse and field conditions
  • experience in using command line tools such as R
  • ability to work independently and productively and to troubleshoot
  • proficiency in spoken and written English
  • teamwork

Disposition to own scientific qualification is expected.

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