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RWTH Aachen - Chair of Botany and Molcular Genetics

The Chair of Botany and Molecular Genetics, headed by Prof. Björn Usadel (, is part of the Institute of Biology 1 in the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences of the RWTH Aachen. The research focus of the group includes genetic analysis and utilization of plant cell walls, regulation of plant metabolism and the signaling pathways involved, as well as bioinformatics. In the field of omics research, we are leading in development and evaluation of plant genome data by sequencing through nanopores - a unique and revolutionary technology that allows real-time data acquisition and data analysis of nucleic acids while interacting directly with a protein-based nanopore. Our project portfolio includes basic research as well as applied and interdisciplinary research projects. 

Research Assistant/Associate

Work­ing field:

  • Advan­ce­ments of Next Gene­ra­tion Sequen­cing tech­no­lo­gies and data ana­ly­sis
  • Par­ti­ci­pa­tion in mole­cu­lar bio­logy pro­jects
  • Com­mu­ni­ca­tion with and tra­vel­ling to col­la­bo­ra­tion part­ners (e.g. Chile)
  • Par­ti­ci­pa­tion in teaching and admi­nis­tra­tion of the insti­tute
  • Wri­ting sci­en­ti­fic publi­ca­ti­ons and pro­ject pro­po­sals


You have a uni­ver­sity degree (MSc or equi­va­lent) in bio­logy, bio­che­mis­try or bio­tech­no­logy and com­ple­ted your PhD in a bio­lo­gi­cal sub­ject with above-aver­age suc­cess. You have a good know­ledge of mole­cu­lar bio­logy and respec­tive tech­ni­ques. Expe­ri­ence with Next Gene­ra­tion Sequen­cing tech­no­lo­gies is bene­fi­cial, and an inte­rest in the deve­lop­ment of advan­ced mole­cu­lar bio­logy tech­ni­ques and bio­in­for­ma­tic data ana­ly­sis is requi­red. A great deal of self-initia­tive and team­work, as well as the ability to work inde­pendently, self-orga­ni­zed and goal-ori­en­ted is expec­ted. You should have a good know­ledge of Eng­lish (spo­ken and writ­ten) and a basic know­ledge of Ger­man is a plus. In addi­tion, ide­ally, you are very inte­rested in col­la­bo­ra­tive pro­jects and you are also wil­ling to tra­vel abroad. Expe­ri­ence in super­vi­sion and gui­dance of stu­dents is an advan­tage as you will be invol­ved in teaching.

What we of­fer:

The posi­tion is until 31.03.2020 and is to be fil­led as soon as pos­si­ble. This is a full-time posi­tion.

The salary cor­re­sponds to level EG 13 TV-L.

RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­sity is cer­ti­fied as a "Family-Fri­endly Uni­ver­sity". We par­ti­cu­larly wel­come and encou­rage app­li­ca­ti­ons from women, disa­b­led per­sons and eth­nic mino­rity groups, reco­gni­zing they are under­re­pre­sen­ted across RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­sity. The prin­ci­ples of fair and open com­pe­ti­tion apply and appoint­ments will be made on merit.

How to ap­ply:

For fur­ther details, please con­tact
Dr. Alex­an­dra Wor­mit
Tel.: +49 (0) 241 8026766

Please send your app­li­ca­tion by March 31, 2018 to
Chair of Botany and Mole­cu­lar Gene­tics
Insti­tute of Bio­logy 1
z. Hd. Frau Corina Barth
Worrin­ger­weg 3
52074 Aachen, Ger­many

You can also send your app­li­ca­tion via email to Please note, howe­ver, that com­mu­ni­ca­tion via unen­cryp­ted e-mail poses a threat to con­fi­den­tia­lity as it is poten­ti­ally vul­nera­ble to unaut­ho­ri­zed access by third par­ties.