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Campus Essen

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Faculty of Chemistry

Research assistant at universities (f/m/d, No. 373-24)
Payment according to Grade 13 TV-L

The working group for "Nanomaterials in Aquatic Systems" at UDE is part of the Faculty of Chemistry. With 27 professors, the Faculty of Chemistry is one of the largest chemistry faculties in Germany and offers 3 study programs under one roof: Chemistry, Water-Science and Chemistry Teaching.

Start of employment


Duration of employment

36 months

Working time

25 h. 53 min. (65 %)

Your main tasks

You will take on research tasks in the DFG project "Multifunctional photoactive nanocarriers for the degradation of bacterial biofilms".

Your profile

- Above-average university degree in biology, chemistry or related fields with a Master of Science qualification.

- Ability to carry out photobiological experiments with bacteria in both the planktonic and biofilm state.

- Good knowledge or willingness to delve into the fields of photochemistry and nanosciences.

- The evaluation and documentation of results, writing manuscripts for publication.

- Strong communication skills.

- Very good English skills.

- Ability to work in a team in an international environment.

- Goal-oriented, structured and self-reliant way of working, an appropriate contribution to the maintenance of laboratory operations is expected.

- Openness to new developments and creative solutions.

We offer you

- a varied, multifaceted field of activity in a research-intensive environment with international exchange.

- an interesting, responsible job with great creative potential, where you will get to know the diverse tasks and developments of research transfer and have contacts with almost all areas of the UDE.

- a non-discriminatory working environment with respectful, appreciative cooperation.

- a pleasant working atmosphere in a dynamic team.

- the possibility to do a doctorate with numerous support offers.

- family-friendly care for your children and advice on your caregiving tasks.

- a wide range of training and further education opportunities, individual training.

- very good public transport connections and free parking spaces.

- attractive sports and health offers (university sports).

Application deadline


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Please submit your application with the required documents including a cover letter, references, CV, certificates, and two potential referees to Prof. Galstyan, University of Duisburg-Essen, Faculty of Chemistry, 45117 Essen, phone 0201-18367833963, e-mail, quoting the reference number Nr. 373-24.

Information about the job

The University of Duisburg- Essen aims to promote the diversity of its members


It aims to increase the proportion of women among scientific staff and therefore strongly encourages

applications from women with relevant qualifications.

In accordance with the State Equal Opportunities Act, women are given preferential consideration if they are equally qualified.

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University of Duisburg-Essen pursues the goal of promoting the diversity of its members.
In accordance with the State Equal Opportunities Act, women with the same qualifications are given referential considered.
Applications from suitable disabled persons and persons of equal status within the meaning of § 2 para. 3 SGB IX are desired.
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