Career Opportunity

Investigator in Photochemistry/Biochemistry

The SBDR is a renowned society dedicated to biomedical research into diabetes. The Society is engaging an integral part in research project preparation and application at national and international funding organizations.

For a project on molecular photophysical and photochemical spectroscopy we are looking for a highly qualified Photochemist/Biochemist with expertise in molecule isolation, photon absorbtion, and photochemical processes. The project is aimed at biological particle measurement by infrared optical and photochemical determination.

You may be affiliated with an academic or research institiution or a private company, which may become concomitant project partner. You may also be without current affiliation, looking for a project and funding of research into biochemistry applied to biomedicine. The place of work will be Germany. If you are affiliated with an international academic or research institute, you may schedule six months/year stay (for at least three years) in Germany to attend our research facility. The position is scheduled as a 50% position.

Tasks include:

- Purification and isolation of molecules.
- Counting of molecules.
- Specifying, selecting and qualifying active and passive components for photophysical and photochemical processes.
- Developing and benchmarking system performance models.
- Developing and implementing test procedures.
- Evaluating and selecting appropriate test instrumentation.
- Development and testing of systems for biological particle measurement.
- Analysis, modelling, measurement and prediction of optical signatures.
- Development of methods for maintenance and repair of components and designs.
- Development of test instrumentation and test procedures.
- Fabrication and testing of prototype systems.
- Modification of design as required.
- Determination of calibration and error analysis on test data.
- Development and maintenance of data collection, reduction, and modeling software.
- Development and maintenance of data bases of measurements and test results.

Essential skills:

- Ability to work in a team environment
- Strong communication skills including writing clear and concise reports
- Prepare presentations for decision makers
- Develop innovative testing procedures and methodologies
- Desire to support both analytical and "hands-on" activities

Experience required:

- 3 - 5 years: Understanding and experience in molecular purification systems.
- 3 - 5 years: Understanding and experience in photochemical and photophysical processes and technologies.
- 2 - 4 years: Experience in biochemical molecular identification and optical testing.

Education required:

- Bachelor/Master of Science in Biochemistry or related field (PhD in Biochemistry or related field would be an asset, but not required).

Behaviors required:

- Thought provoking: Capable of making others think deeply on a subject.
- Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking.
- Functional expertise: Considered a thought leader on a subject.
- Detail-oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well.
- Team player: Works well as a member of a group.

Apply by sending your cover letter and CV by email to: