Vacancy No. 223/2024

Academic employee (f/m/d)

Specialization in biochemistry, bioprocess engineering, chemical engineering or biology

Job description
  • Development of procedures for resource-efficient solvent extraction of lipids from microalgae
  • Planning and carrying out extraction experiments on laboratory scale using different digestion methods for microalgae, such as pulse electric field treatment and high-pressure homogenization
  • Selection and use of different solvents with the aim of achieving the highest possible extraction efficiency with low energy consumption and little effort for solvent recovery
  • Determination of the composition of the extracts, including using gas chromatography
  • Cultivation of microalgae on a shake flask scale
  • Use of diagnostics to determine cell wall composition
  • Preparation of project reports and publications in scientific journals
  • Presentation of the results at status seminars and international conferences
Personal qualification
  • Completed university degree (Master) in the field of biochemistry, bioprocess engineering, chemical process engineering or biology
  • A completed doctorate is an advantage
  • Several years of professional experience in a biological/biotechnological laboratory
  • Ideally knowledge of solvent extraction from microbial biomass and ingredient extraction from microalgae (downstream processing)
  • Sound knowledge of analytical methods in the above-mentioned areas
  • Good written and spoken English knowledge

Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Organizational unit

Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology (IHM)

Starting date


Contract duration

limited to 3 years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Georg Müller, phone +49 721 608-24669, Email:


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 223/2024 .
Personnel Support is provided by 

Mr Dolzinski
phone: +49 721 608-25030,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.