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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Faculty of Mecha­ni­cal Sci­ence and Engi­nee­ring, Insti­tute of Natu­ral Mate­ri­als Tech­no­logy, Chair of Bio­pro­cess Engi­nee­ring

The TU Dres­den is one of ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an “excel­lence uni­ver­sity”. TUD has about 36.500 stu­dents and almost 5319 employees, 507 pro­fes­sors among them, and, thus, is the lar­gest uni­ver­sity in Sax­ony, today.

Having been com­mit­ted to sci­en­ces and the engi­nee­ring before the reuni­fi­ca­tion of Ger­many, TU Dres­den now is a multi-disci­pline uni­ver­sity, also offe­ring huma­nities and social sci­en­ces as well as medi­cine.

Rese­arch Asso­ciate


(Sub­ject to per­so­nal qua­li­fi­ca­tion employees are remu­ne­ra­ted accord­ing to salary group E 13 TV-L)
The posi­tion is star­ting June 1, 2021 for 3 years with 85 % of the full-time wee­kly hours in the field of Enzyme Engi­nee­ring and Meta­bo­lic Engi­nee­ring, sub­ject to the avai­la­bi­lity of resour­ces. The period of employ­ment is gover­ned by the Fixed Term Rese­arch Con­tracts Act (Wis­sen­schafts­zeit­ver­trags­ge­setz - WissZeitVG). The posi­tion offers the chance to obtain fur­ther aca­de­mic qua­li­fi­ca­tion (e.g. PhD).

Work­ing field:

You will be invol­ved in our work in a pro­ject with inter­na­tio­nal part­ners on the deve­lop­ment of bac­te­rial strains for the micro­bial pro­duc­tion of value-added che­mi­cals. Your tasks will include mole­cu­lar bio­logy and enzy­mo­logy work to deve­lop new enzyme activi­ties that will be used to build new meta­bo­lic pathways. In par­ti­cu­lar, you will deve­lop a new method for scree­ning enzyme vari­ants for impro­ved activi­ties at extre­mely high through­put.


uni­ver­sity degree (Diploma/Mas­ter) in bio­pro­cess engi­nee­ring, bio­tech­no­logy, bio­che­mi­stry or a com­pa­ra­ble disci­pline. In addi­tion, you should have (or be wil­ling to acquire) solid mathe­ma­ti­cal and sta­tis­ti­cal skills to per­form and eva­luate deep sequen­cing expe­ri­ments.
Prac­ti­cal expe­ri­ence with mole­cu­lar bio­logy tech­ni­ques and/or enzyme cha­rac­te­ri­za­tion is desi­red.

How to ap­ply:

App­li­ca­ti­ons from women are par­ti­cu­larly wel­come. The same app­lies to people with disa­bi­li­ties.
Please send your app­li­ca­tion with the usual docu­ments by April 13, 2021 (stam­ped arri­val date of the uni­ver­sity cen­tral mail ser­vice app­lies) to: TU Dres­den, Fakul­tät Maschi­nen­we­sen, Insti­tut für Natur­stoff­tech­nik, Pro­fes­sur für Bio­ver­fah­rens­tech­nik, Herrn Prof. Tho­mas Walt­her, Helm­holtz­str. 10, 01069 Dres­den, Ger­many, or via the TU Dres­den Secu­re­Mail Por­tal by sen­ding it as a sin­gle pdf docu­ment to Please sub­mit copies only, as your app­li­ca­tion will not be retur­ned to you. Expen­ses incur­red in atten­ding inter­views can­not be reim­bur­sed.

Refe­rence to data pro­tec­tion: Your data pro­tec­tion rights, the pur­pose for which your data will be pro­ces­sed, as well as fur­ther infor­ma­tion about data pro­tec­tion is avail­able to you on the web­site: