1 PostDoc (m/w/d)

The German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE) is a member of the Leibniz Association. The institute’s mission is to conduct experimental and clinical research in the field of nutrition and health, with the aim of understanding the molecular basis of nutrition-dependent diseases, and of developing new strategies for treatment and prevention (Website: www.dife.de/en/). 

We invite applications for the Department Nutrition and Gerontology (ERG) for

1 PostDoc (m/f/d)

starting on January 1st, 2023


Project description/Tasks:

The Department Nutrition and Gerontology (ERG) focuses on the importance of nutrition in old age and for healthy aging. In this context, the ERG cooperates closely with the Charité’s Geriatric Research Group in the Joint Lab "BEAM-AGE - Role of Nutritional Interventions in Age-Related Muscle Loss and Inflammaging". In the Joint Lab, clinical and experimental human intervention studies are conducted to investigate how age and aging processes influence nutrition, body composition and metabolism in humans.

Your responsibilities will include supporting Joint Lab research projects as follows:

  • Implementation and design of human intervention studies 
  • Planning and execution of sample processing in human studies and collaborative projects
  • Presentation of research results at national and international conferences
  • Supporting academic teaching of the professorship (supervision of internships and theses, lectures)


Requirements and Skills:

  • M.Sc./Diploma degree and doctorate in a nutritional, sports science, biomedical or comparable field of study
  • Experience in standard molecular biological and biochemical methods (e.g. ELISA, PBMC isolation, general blood processing) 
  • Knowledge in the field of sports therapy is an advantage, but not a prerequisite
  • Experience in planning and conducting of human studies
  • Publication experience desirable
  • Very good German, English, computer skills (MS Office, statistical software) and routine in data presentation
  • Structured and goal-oriented working practices

We expect a very high level of motivation, commitment, ability to work in a team, reliability, independence, flexibility, individual responsibility and readiness for interdisciplinary cooperation in a diverse research environment.

We offer a vibrant and interactive research setting, excellent working conditions, state-of-the-art equipment and support mobility with a jobticket for using the public transport.

The advertised position is limited for 3 years. The level of salary will be determined on the basis of standard/tariff conditions, present qualifications and professional experience (TV-L, level E13). 



Please send your documents (cover letter explaining your motivation, CV, certificates and references) with reference nr. 2022_W14_H  as a single pdf-file before August 31st, 2022 via e-mail to jobs@dife.de.