We are offering a
Postdoc position (f/m/d)
for interdisciplinary research at the interface of Quantum Optics and Human Genetics at Ulm University

With more than 25 departments and 13 institutes (1,150 beds), the University Medical Center Ulm is a leading health care provider in southwest Germany. We provide inpatient treatment to about 44,000 patients each year. Our outpatient cases amount to approximately 60,000. We attach great importance to qualified employees who ensure extremely high quality in the treatment of our patients by the use of the latest scientific knowledge and who enjoy their work.
In an interdisciplinary research projekt of the Institute of Human Genetics (Director Prof. Dr. Reiner Siebert) of Ulm University Medical Center and the Institute of Quantum Optics of Ulm University (Director Prof. Dr. Fedor Jelezko) we aim to develop new methods for the detection of (epi)genetic alterations in human diseases (e.g. tumors) by applying quantum sensing using e. g. biofunctionalised nanodiamonds.

Your assignment:
  • Performing research at the border between quantum sensing, medicine and biology
  • Developing of a new quantum sensing method to detect genetic and epigenetic alterations in human diseases including cancer
  • Characterization of functional nanodiamonts
  • Planning, implementing and performing experiments
  • Analyses of data
  • Publication of the results


We offer:
  • A full-time or part-time job
  • The position is (yet) funded for three years (TV-L) with prolongation aimed
  • Operational health promotion and retirement provisions
  • Assistance for compatibility in job and family
  • A stimulating, diverse and international research environment
  • Beginning at next instant of time, at earliest 16.05.2019
  • Opportunity for continuing education, participation on congresses


Required qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or Dr. rer. nat. in Physics or a related field
  • Experience with quantum technologies
  • Interest in research on (epi)genetic regulation of human health and disease and work biologic materials (e. g. cell systems)
  • Motivation to work self-dependent and structured as part of a cooperative research team
  • Excellent communication skills in English


Contract: Befristet
Level of employment: Vollzeit/Teilzeit
Bewerbung bis: 31.03.2019

Are you interested?
To apply, please send your significant application to:

Professor Dr. Reiner Siebert
Universitätsklinikum Ulm
Institut für Humangenetik
Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
89081 Ulm
E-Mail: sekretariat.humangenetik@uni-ulm.de

When sending your application by mail, please include hardcopies only (no original documents). Papers won't be sent back.

Die Einstellung erfolgt durch die Verwaltung des Klinikums im Namen und im Auftrag des Landes Baden-Württemberg. Schwerbehinderte Bewerber/Innen (w/m/d) werden bei gleicher Eignung vorrangig eingestellt. Das Universitätsklinikum Ulm strebt die Erhöhung des Frauenanteils in den Bereichen an, in denen sie unterrepräsentiert sind. Entsprechend qualifizierte Frauen werden um ihre Bewerbung gebeten. Vollzeitstellen sind grundsätzlich teilbar. Eine an die Befristung anschließende Weiterbeschäftigung ist möglich.