Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg

Research Associate for the Research Laboratory "Molecular Child Psychiatry"

2024-08-01 (Europe/Berlin)
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School VI of Medicine and Health Sciences comprises the fields of human medicine, medical physics and acoustics, neurosciences, psychology and health services research. Together with the four regional hospitals, School VI forms the University Medicine Oldenburg. Furthermore, there is close cooperation with the University Medicine of the University of Groningen.

In the organisation unit for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic of the Department for Medicine and Health Sciences there is a vacancy for the next possible date for a

Research Associate for the Research Laboratory "Molecular Child Psychiatry"

(E 13 TV-L, 100%)

The position is suitable for part-time work. There is the possibility of personal scientific qualification (post-doctoral thesis).

Our newly started laboratory for Molecular Child Psychiatry is seeking an experienced scientist in the field of molecular neurobiology, genetics, epigenetics or related to lead the molecular lab.
Our primary focus is the impact of early adversity and substance exposure on brain development and behaviour. We use biological material to analyse methylation patterns in specific target genes, conduct genome-wide methylation profiling, measure gene expression levels using techniques such as real-time PCR, Western blot, and ELISA in addition to psychometric and neuropsychological evaluation. We generate combinatorial maps of epigenetic, molecular, and cellular modifications associated with early adversity and psychiatric symptoms in children, as well as with their improvement following psychotherapy.

Tasks include:

  • Establishment of a new research lab in both structural and conceptual ways
  • Conception and implementation of research projects within the aforementioned research focus
  • Evaluation, interpretation, and presentation of experimental results (preparation of research findings, preparation of project reports, publication of results)
  • Supervision and guidance of assistants, students, as well as doctoral candidates within the projects
  • Leadership of various scientific projects, incorporating research and teaching obligations
  • Conducting teaching activities in the field of child psychiatry and molecular psychiatry

Recruitment requirements:

  • Completed academic degree (Master's or equivalent) in the field of biosciences or related disciplines
  • PhD in molecular psychiatry, molecular neurobiology, genetics, epigenetics or related High-quality scientific publications
  • Good knowledge of R, Python or SPSS
  • Fluency in English
  • High motivation, flexibility, reliability, and teamwork skills

Advantageous are:

  • Experience in grant writing
  • Experience with the analysis of high-throughput sequencing data or other large datasets
  • Experience in establishing and managing biobanks
  • German language skills

We offer:

  • Highly motivating research environment
  • Opportunity to shape and develop the lab with new equipment
  • Possibility to pursue habilitation
  • Freedom to develop your own ideas and innovative new methods
  • Payment in accordance with collective bargaining law (special annual payment, company pension scheme, asset-related benefits) incl. 30 days annual leave
  • Support and guidance during your induction phase
  • A family-friendly environment with flexible working hours (flexitime) and the possibility of pro-rata mobile work
  • Benefits from the company's health promotion programme
  • An extensive free further education programme as well as our own scientific promotion of young academics (

The University of Oldenburg aims to increase the proportion of women in the academic field. Therefore, women are strongly encouraged to apply. According to § 21 para. 3 NHG, female applicants should be given preferential consideration if their qualifications are equivalent.
Applicants with disabilities are given preference in the event of equal suitability.

Please send your application documents (description of your motivation, curriculum vitae, references) preferably by e-mail as one coherent PDF document by August 1, 2024 to University of Oldenburg, Prof. Dr. Yulia Golub, Faculty VI, University Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, Klinikum Oldenburg, Rahel-Straus-Str. 10, 26133 Oldenburg,

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Job details

Research Associate for the Research Laboratory "Molecular Child Psychiatry"
Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118 Oldenburg, Germany
Application deadline
2024-08-01 23:59 (Europe/Berlin)
2024-08-01 23:59 (CET)
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