Facility Manager
Carl Von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg

The Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) at the University of Oldenburg invites applications for a

NMR Facility Manager (m/f/d)

(permanent position, full-time, pay rate E13 TV-L)

The NMR facility manager will manage and operate our new high-field NMR facility.

The ICBM is an interdisciplinary research institute, for fundamental and applied marine research. The internationally renowned institute aims at understanding the function of marine environmental systems through close cooperation of the various scientific disciplines (chemistry, biology, physics, mathematical modelling) of its more than 20 research groups.

Your responsibilities:

  • Operate and scientifically manage our new high-field NMR facility (800 MHz liquid state NMR with various cryogenic probes).
  • Develop new high-field NMR applications for biological and environmental samples, mainly from marine ecosystems.
  • Participate in national and international multidisciplinary research alliances.
  • Advise students, peers and visiting scientist. Teaching of undergraduate- and graduate-level courses with a moderate teaching load. Presentation of results in project meetings, international conferences and in scientific journals.


  • PhD (or equivalent) in analytical chemistry, biochemistry or a related discipline.
  • Experience with the day-to-day operation of high-field NMR spectrometers and the application of NMR to problems in natural organic matter research or structural biology. Familiarity with NMR software development and spectrometer hardware is a distinctive advantage.
  • Postdoctoral research experience and an international profile, e. g. through extended research stays abroad, is an advantage.
  • Ability for and willingness to work in a multidisciplinary, international team and to communicate with external partners.

Application deadline: 22 November 2020
Starting date: as soon as possible

Appointment type: permanent appointment
Working hours: full-time; the position is suitable for part-time work
Salary: TV-L E13
Location: Oldenburg, Germany

You can expect a diverse and challenging job in an international work environment that is characterized by exciting research projects. The compatibility of work and family life is of particular concern to the University of Oldenburg. Therefore, we offer the opportunity for flexible working time and workplaces.

The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increasing the percentage of female employees in the field of science. Therefore, female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance with Lower Saxony regulations (ยง 21 Section 3 NHG) female candidates with equal qualifications will be preferentially considered. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualification.

Applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, qualifying documentation (final academic records, list of publications, evidence of external funding, teaching experience, prizes), and the names and contact information of up to three references should be submitted by email in a single PDF file to sur8nsanuzumwne+y4s.wendrldeling@uni-oldenbuburg.de . Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. Dr. Thorsten Dittmar (thorsteni4dpb.dibattm/lb7mar@uni-oq+tldenburg.dy5hx1e ) for more information about the position.

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