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Job offer 17/23

The Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH, Braunschweig offers an open position for a

                              Data Expert Biochemistry/Enzymology (m/f/d)

The position has a salary level up to TV-L 13 according to the qualification. The position is a parental leave replacement offered as full or part time (up to 39.8 hours per week) and is limited to one year.

The Task
The BRENDA enzyme database is the main collection of enzyme functional data available to the scientific community. It is one of the world’s essential databases for scientific research (“core data resource”). As a member of the BRENDA team, you will be responsible for:

  • Curation of enzyme-data
  • Curation and development of the BRENDA Pathways
  • Classification of enzymes
  • Contribution to the bi-annual updates
  • Development of the BRENDA database with the entire team
  • Supervision of external scientists

We offer

  • An interdisciplinary working environment with frequent exchange of experience
  • The chance to contribute own ideas and conceptions, and to work in a young and dynamic team
  • Motivated colleagues and a pleasant working atmosphere in the scientific area
  • Promotion of work-life balance through flexible working hours, part-time work and home office (certified according to audit berufundfamilie®)
  • Opportunities for further education and training
  • 30 days annual vacation, annual bonus and company pension plan

You offer:

  • Masters’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy or biology with a background in biological chemistry
  • Very good biochemical knowledge with emphasis on enzyme function, reaction equations, metabolic pathways and structural formulas
  • Knowledge of relational databases or interest in becoming familiar with them
  • Fluent in German and English
  • You are communicative, able to work in a team and willing to learn
  • You are interested in interdisciplinary work in a dynamic team

The place of employment is at the BRICS, TU Braunschweig, Germany.

The DSMZ is funded by the State of Lower Saxony and the German Federal government and is a member of the Leibniz Association. The DSMZ strives to increase the proportion of female developer and encourages female candidates to apply. Disabled applicants with identical technical and personal qualifications will be preferentially selected. The DSMZ is an equal opportunity employer, supports balanced work-life career development, and holds the certificate of the audit berufundfamilie®.

For further information please contact Dr. Antje Jäde (antje.jaede(at) Please send your complete application documents including a CV, motivation letter, copies of certificates with application number 17/23 as a single pdf file to bewerbung(at) (max 10 MB).

Applications are welcome in English or German and will be accepted on a rolling basis so early applicants are encouraged!

The deadline for this application is May 31st, 2023, but we may continue to review applications until the position is filled.