The UFZ has a strong commitment to diversity and actively supports equal opportunities for all employees regardless of their origin, religion, ideology, disability, age or sexual identity. We look forward to applications from people who are open-minded and enjoy working in diverse teams.

Your contact for any questions you may have about the job:

Prof. Dr. Ing. Thorsten Reemtsma

Please submit your application via our online portal with your cover letter, CV (please omit your photo, age, or marital status) and relevant attachments.

Closing date for applications:

Place of work: Leipzig

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Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH - UFZ
Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

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The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) with its 1,100 employees has gained an excellent reputation as an international competence centre for environmental sciences. We are part of the largest scientific organisation in Germany, the Helmholtz association. Our mission: Our research seeks to find a balance between social development and the long-term protection of our natural resources.

To strengthen the research profile of the Department of Analytical Chemistry is seeking at the earliest possible date a:

Group Leader ‘Anthropogenic particles / microplastics’ (m/f/x)

working time: 100% (39 hours per week), limited to 3 years, with the posibility of extension according to WissZeitVG, possibility of transition into a permanent position (tenure track)

Your tasks:

  • Leading of the Group on Anthropogenic particles / microplastic
  • Development of a research agenda on particles in the UFZ’s Topic “Chemicals in the Environment”
  • Acquisition of third-party funding at national and European level
  • Interaction with authorities and industry

Your profile:

  • Excellent PhD in analytical chemistry, environmental sciences, environmental engineering or equivalent
  • Experience as postdoctoral scientist in environmental studies of anthropogenic particles / microplastics
  • Documented expertise in particle analysis with spectroscopic / microscopic techniques and in LA-ICP-MS
  • High motivation and interest in multi-disciplinary research
  • Very good skills in communication, teamwork and leadership
  • Proficient English language skills, preferably also German

We offer:

  • Excellent technical facilities which are without parallel
  • The freedom you need to bridge the difficult gap between basic research and close to being ready for application
  • Work in interdisciplinary, multinational teams and excellent links with national and international research networks
  • A vibrant region with a high quality of life and a wide cultural offering for a balance between family and professional life
  • Interesting career opportunities and an extensive range of training and further education courses
  • Remuneration TVöD public-sector up to pay grade 14 including public-sector social security benefits