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Research assistant for nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (m/f/d)

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The Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) is a member of the Helmholtz Association (HGF) and funded by federal and state government. AWI focuses on polar and marine research in a variety of disciplines such as biology, oceanography, geology, geochemistry and geophysics thus allowing multidisciplinary approaches to scientific goals.

The AWI’s NMR laboratory focusses on the structure elucidation of organic molecules such as toxins, peptides or polysaccharides, as well as on metabolomic changes in cold-water organisms in response to environmental stress. We seek a highly-motivated staff member to support the general operation of the NMR laboratory, the preparation, measurement and data analysis of scientific samples, as well as support and instruction of external users.


  • Operate NMR equipment, carry out maintenance and calibration
  • Process and interpret NMR data
  • Prepare and purify samples / analytes for NMR measurements
  • Advise and instruct students, technical staff and external users
  • Support laboratory organization, data & sample management


  • Academic degree in the field of chemistry, physics, engineering or similar
  • Practical experience in operation of magnetic resonance devices (NMR) and data evaluation with relevant software (Bruker TopSpin, MestRe, ACD/Labs)
  • Practical experience in the preparation (or purification) of samples for NMR
  • Commitment and willingness to learn and adapt analytical methods
  • Good communication skills and fluency in spoken and written German or English

Further Information

For any questions you may have, you are very welcome to get in touch with Dr. Jan Tebben (Tel: +49 471 4831 1086 and/or Email

This position is limited to 2 years with the option for permanent employment. The salary will be paid in accordance with the Collective Agreement for the Public Service of the Federation (Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes, TVöD Bund), up to salary level 13. The place of employment will be Bremerhaven.

The AWI is characterised by

  • our scientific success - excellent research
  • collaboration and cooperation - intra-institute, national and international, interdisciplinary
  • opportunities to develop – on the job and towards other positions
  • an international environment – everyday contact with people from all over the world
  • flexible working hours
  • Health promotion and company fitness
  • support services and a culture of reconciling work and family
  • Occupational pension provision (VBL)

Equal opportunities are an integral part of our personnel policy. The AWI aims to increase the number of employees who are women, and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply.

Applicants with disabilities will be given preference when equal qualifications are present.

The AWI fosters the compatibility of work and family in various ways and has received a number of awards as a result of this engagement.

We look forward to your application!

Please submit your application, including (1) a letter of motivation, (2) a CV and copies of relevant certificates (degree; training; work experience), by June 16th, 2024. 

Electronic applications only.



AWI focuses on polar and marine research in a variety of disciplines such as biology, oceanography, geology, geochemistry and geophysics thus allowing multidisciplinary approaches to scientific goals.

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