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Freie Universität Berlin - Institut für Biologie - Pflanzenphysiologie

Research assistant (Postdoc) (m/f/d)

limited for up to 5 years
salary grade (Entgeltgruppe) 13 TV-L FU
reference code: PostDoc_21232300/02/24

Working field:

The tolerance of plants to climatic changes and short-term fluctuations in environmental conditions is determined by their adaptation and acclimatization capacities. In the Plant Physiology group of the Freie Universitaet Berlin we are especially interested in plastid- controlled protection mechanisms, the signalling processes that adjust it to changing environmental conditions and the consequences on plant growth, productivity and survival. We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher who can further develop the molecular- physiological investigation of adaptive and acclimatory environmental potential of plants and teach future scientists and biology teachers in basic and advanced plant physiology.

Job description:
Your tasks:
Participation in research and teaching are expected:

  • Develop and implement an independent research project with focus on the interconnection of the plastid protection system with signalling and stress control
  • Participate in research projects within the Plant Physiology working group
  • Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals and present at conferences
  • Collaborate with team members, participate in group meetings and seminars
  • Teach undergraduate courses
  • Mentor undergraduate and doctoral students, and supervise visitors
  • Raise external research funds
  • Contribute to departmental and institutional service and outreach activities.
  • the position serves scientific qualification (Habilitation)


  • completed scientific university degree (Master/Diplom) in biology, biochemistry or a related subject
  • Ph.D. in Molecular Plant Physiology or a closely related field
  • at least 3 years in the field of molecular plant sciences / plant stress physiology - Excellent publication record
  • Previous post-doctoral experience and teaching experience are preferred.
  • Excellent communication and team working skills.
  • The working language is English.
  • Teaching is partly done in German: Very good German language skills are required at the time of the appointment.

What we offer:

  • Access to state-of-the-art research facilities.
  • Opportunities for professional development and networking.
  • Career training and development opportunities at Dahlem Center for Academic Teaching.

How to apply:

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Margarete Baier ( 030-838-53813).

Applications should be sent by e-mail, together with significant documents, indicating the reference code, no later than July 1st, 2024 in PDF format (preferably as one document) to Ms. Prof. Dr. Margarete Baier: or postal to

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Biologie, Chemie, Pharmazie Institut für Biologie
Frau Prof. Dr. Margarete Baier Königin-Luise-Str. 12-16
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

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