Offer 485 out of 616 from 29/09/21, 16:47


Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Faculty III - Institute of Environmental Technology / Environmental Microbiology

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

under the reserve that funds are granted

Working field:

The applicant will work within a research project funded by the BMBF to support and establish a remediation process for eutrophic urban and industrial lakes. The focus is on the investigation of microbial processes at the molecular level by means of laboratory and field experiments. The aim of the research is to analyze the effects of the applied method on the microbial sediment communities and on transformation processes of organic and inorganic pollutants. This shall contribute to an optimization of the remediation procedure and a better understanding of the underlying processes at the microbial level.
The research activities comprise the organization and implementation of field sampling campaigns, planning, implementation and evaluation of laboratory experiments, the coordination with university-internal and external project partners, presentations at national and international conferences and the preparation of publications.
PhD thesis preparation is possible.

More information can be obtained from Dr. Myriel Cooper ( oder Tel.: +49 (0)30 314-73 972.


  • successfully completed university degree (Master, Diplom or equivalent) in biology, environmental engineering, geosciences, biotechnology, microbial ecology or a related field
  • profound knowledge of the cultivation of (anaerobic) microorganisms
  • basic experience in the analysis of organic and/or inorganic pollutants
  • fundamental knowledge of molecular biology and the analysis of microbial communities
  • advanced skills in written and spoken German (at least B2) and English
  • ability to work independently
  • high level of organizational and communication skills, willingness to work, flexibility and the ability to work in a team

  • first experiences in writing scientific publications.
  • enthusiasm for environmental topics

How to apply:

Please send your application with the reference number and the appropriate documents (letter of motivation with information on research interests and experiences, curriculum vitae, contact of two reference persons, letters of recommendation, all combined in a single pdf file, max 5 MB) by email to Prof. Dr. Ulrich Szewzyk (

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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.

Technische Universität Berlin - Der Präsident - , Fakultät III, Institut für Technischen Umweltschutz, FG Umweltmikrobiologie, Prof. Dr. Szewzyk, Sekr. BH 6-1, Ernst-Reuter-Platz 1, 10587 Berlin