Wednesday, 30 June 2021 15:20

Research assistant (m/f/d) Featured

  • Title: Research assistant (m/f/d)
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Company name: University of Osnabrück, Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Address: Barbarastr. 22c/ 93
  • Zipcode: 49076
  • City: Osnabrück
  • Country: Germany
  • Company Website:
  • Contact person: Prof. Dr. Nicole Teusch
  • Contact email: nicole.teusch[at]
  • Description:


    The Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Osnabrück invites applications for a position as a

    Research assistant (m/f/d)
    (Salary grade E 13 TV-L, 100 %)

    starting as soon as possible. The position is limited to a period of 12 months.

    Your responsibilities:

    • Participation in the research project "PDAC-BioChip" in scientific cooperation with the company Dynamic42 GmbH in Jena
    • The project is funded by the Foundation “Stiftung zur Förderung der Erforschung von Ersatz- und Ergänzungsmethoden zur Einschränkung von Tierversuchen (set)“
    • The main goal of the project "PDAC-BioChip" is the establishment of a human 3D tumor microenvironment-on-chip model for personalized drug testing on pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC)
    • Reconstitution of a "blood circulation" using human microvascular pancreatic endothelial cells within the biochip
    • Cellular and molecular characterization of viability and differentiation status of microfluidically supported human 3D co-culture tumor spheroids before and after blood vessel integration
    • Molecular differentiation of primary human immune cells and characterization of specific surface antigens by flow cytometry and using molecular biology and biochemical methods
    • Pharmacological analysis of 3D PDAC tumors after perfusion with M2 macrophages in the presence of selected drug candidates.


  • Qualifications:


    Required qualifications:

    • The candidate must hold a very good university degree (M.Sc. or diploma) and Ph.D. in Biology, Molecular Biomedicine, Biochemistry, or in a related field.
    • Profound practical experience in fluorescent microscopy as well in biochemical and molecular biological methods is mandatory.
    • Excellent command of written and spoken English
    • Outstanding motivation to work proactively, goal-oriented, and collegially in an inter and transdisciplinary team
    • Structured working approach and efficient working attitude.

    Desirable qualifications:

    • Excellent communication skills
    • Willingness to face qualitatively and quantitatively high work demands
    • Readiness to travel between the two research sites
    • Rudimentary experience in organ-on-chip and microfluidics

    We offer:

    • An ambitious, competitive and applied research project.
    • Collaboration in an interdisciplinary research team.

    Osnabrueck University has been certified as a family-friendly university committed to helping working/studying parents and careers balance between family and work life.

    The university aspires to ensure equal opportunities for men and women and strives to work towards a gender balance in schools or departments where new appointments are made.

    If equally qualified candidates apply, preference will be given to those with special needs.

  • How to apply:


    Please send your application (including a letter of motivation, CV, copies of certificates, as well as names and contact details of 2 referees) as one PDF file via Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line „Postdoc-BMG 3“.
    Application deadline is July 25th, 2021.

    For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Nicole Teusch (email: nicole.teusch[at]


  • Application deadline (date of receipt): Sunday, 25 July 2021