Scientific Researcher (f/m/x) - Institute of Medicinal Chemistry Hannover (50%)


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We are Helmholtz Munich. In a rapidly changing world, we discover breakthrough solutions for better health.

Our research is focused within the areas of metabolic health/diabetes, environmental health, molecular targets and therapies, cell programming and repair, bioengineering, and computational health. We particularly excel in the fields of basic research, bioengineering, artificial intelligence, and technological development.

Through this research, we build the foundations for medical innovation. Together with our partners, we seek to accelerate the transfer of our research, so that laboratory ideas can reach society and improve people’s quality of life at the fastest rate possible.

This is what drives us. Why not join us and make a difference?

The Institute of Medicinal Chemistry headed by Prof. Dr. Oliver Plettenburg is located at the Leibniz University of Hannover as a satellite branch of the Helmholtz Munich.
The institute is focussed on providing chemical compound tools to explain mechanisms of disease pathogenesis and to identify and optimize innovative substances. We are looking to employ at the earliest opportunity a scientific researcher (f/m/x) in 50% part-time.

Prof. Matthias Tschöp (Dr. Med., Dr. hc.), CEO of Helmholtz Munich:

"We believe that excellent research requires a range of different perspectives. Diverse teams reach better solutions and are more innovative in their research topics.

Establishing our Diversity Management Strategy demonstrates our commitment to ensuring an appreciative company culture based on mutual respect. We are also implementing diversity-sensitive processes throughout our whole organization."

Your tasks

  • Establishing a project to identify new drug candidates or chemical probes
  • Designing and conducting organic-chemical experiments
  • Purification and characterization of newly created compounds
  • Analysis of biological data to establish quantitative structure-activity relationships
  • Presentation of the research results achieved
  • Writing of scientific publications

Your profile

  • Appropriate university studies (Master Degree, Diplom) in organic, medicinal chemistry or related
  • Broad method spectrum in modern preparative organic chemistry
  • First experience in medicinal chemistry and biochemical or cell biological work methods
  • Good working knowledge of the German language and fluent English
  • Strong communication and a commitment to teamwork are expected; You should be comfortable working with colleagues in an interdisciplinary and international setting.
  • We expect high motivation, organizational skills, flexibility and creativity.


  • Career Development: Postdoc program, scientific training & career center with tailored offers
  • Scientific Resources: State-of-the-art infrastruture and Core Facilities
  • Recreation: 30 days annual leave, flexi days, plus public holidays
  • International Staff Service: Support with the relocation and integration process in Germany
  • Health Promotion: Sports, company doctor, mental health initiatives

Since 2005, we hold the TOTAL E-QUALITY award for exemplary action in the sense of an equal-opportunity organizational culture.

Helmholtz Munich is actively committed to diversity and inclusion in practice and is sustainably committed to equality.

The Diversity Charter has set itself the goal of promoting diversity in the world of work. By signing the charter, we commit ourselves to create an appreciative working environment for all employees.


If you fulfil all the requirements, you may be eligible for a salary grade of up to E 13. Social benefits are based on the Collective Wage Agreement for Public-Sector Employees (TVöD). This position is for a fixed term of 3 years.

We are committed to promoting a culture of diversity and welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion or age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
If you have obtained a university degree abroad, we will require further documents from you regarding the comparability of your degree. Please request the Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications as early as possible.


Interested in applying?

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Hr. Dr. Oliver Plettenburg, 0511762-4615, who will be happy to help.

Your application should include
    • CV
    • Cover letter
    • Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates
    • Contact details for at least two referees

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