Position: Head of the Proteomics Unit

Department: Proteomics Unit

Code number: 2019-0220

The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With approximately 3,000 employees, we operate an extensive scientific program in the field of cancer research.

The Proteomics Unit supports researchers at the DKFZ by providing state-of-the-art proteomics services using latest generation Orbitrap-based mass spectrometers (Q-Exactive-HF-X). We are looking to appoint a head of the facility, who will be responsible for operating the facility, and for extending the capabilities of the facility in offering advanced proteomic workflows.

Ihre Aufgaben:

  • Operational management of the proteomics facility, including prioritizing and organizing all tasks required to run the facility and supervision of facility staff
  • Adopting novel techniques and experimental approaches to further developing the proteomics facility for enhanced quality, efficiency and diversity of analytical workflows
  • Advise users of the facility from diverse backgrounds on appropriate experimental design, method development, and data analysis/interpretation
  • Oversee and advise facility staff in maintaining, operating, and troubleshooting LC/MS/MS systems
  • Take a pro-active role in interacting with MS and proteomics groups on campus and beyond for harmonization and exchange of technical knowhow
  • Overseeing budget
  • Providing guidance in teaching/training of facility staff

Ihr Profil:

  • A PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, or related field of analytical science
  • Extensive experience in a protein mass spectrometry service unit or conducting proteomics research, either in academia or industry
  • Knowledge of advanced methods for qualitative and quantitative analysis of proteins and their modifications using LC-MS/MS workflows
  • Experience with software tools for data analysis and management
  • A background in metabolomics workflows and applications is a plus
  • Commitment to working in a service-oriented environment
  • Ability to oversee and guide facility staff in maintaining, operating, and troubleshooting LC/MS/MS systems
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of core facilities or demonstrated ability to conduct research in a collaborative manner
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to communicate with a broad range of faculty in a professional and approachable manner; willingness to assist in the writing of grant proposals aimed at supporting and advancing the core facility
  • Ability to represent the facility at scientific meeting
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of core facilities or demonstrated ability to conduct research in a collaborative manner

Wir bieten:

  • Interessanten, vielseitigen Arbeitsplatz
  • Internationales, attraktives Arbeitsumfeld
  • Campus mit modernster State-of-the-art-Infrastruktur
  • Vergütung nach TV-L mit den üblichen Sozialleistungen
  • Möglichkeiten zur Teilzeitarbeit
  • Flexible Arbeitszeiten
  • Sehr gute Fort- und Weiterbildungsmöglichkeiten

Beginn: 01.09.2019

Befristung: The position is limited to 2 years with the possibility of prolongation.

The position can in principle be part-time.

Bewerbungsschluss: 31.07.2019 

Weitere Informationen: 

Mr Prof. Dr. Stefan Wiemann 
Telefon +49 (0)6221/42-4702

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The German Cancer Research Center is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and encourages female applicants to apply. Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.                           

To apply for a position please use our online application portal (www.dkfz.de/jobs).

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