German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE)

Postdoc (m/f/div) in Chrononutrition

2024-06-15 (Europe/Berlin)
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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:

We invite applications for the newly founded Department of Molecular Metabolism and Precision Nutrition (MMPN), for a

Postdoc (m/f/div) in Chrononutrition

starting as soon as possible.

We are looking for a person with expertise in chronobiology to conduct projects on circadian regulation of metabolism in cell culture models and human nutritional intervention studies.

Your tasks:

  • Conducting cell culture experiments on the metabolic and nutritional regulation of circadian clocks
  • Planning and conducting of human studies in the field of chrononutrition and chronometabolic research
  • Statistical and bioinformatic analysis of collected data and preparation of publications
  • Presentation of the results at national and international conferences
  • Supervision of doctoral theses in medicine and natural science
  • Independent application for the third-party funding

Your profile:

  • Excellent master and doctoral degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, nutritional sciences, or another biological / medical field
  • Expertise in chronobiology and analysis of circadian rhythms
  • Experience in cell culture and molecular biology laboratory work
  • Experience in bioinformatic analysis of omics data
  • Experience in organizing and conducting human studies is preferred
  • High motivation and willingness for interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Fluent English skills; fluent knowledge of German is preferred

We offer:

  • Excellent technical equipment, a wide range of experimental methods and a dynamic and interactive research environment
  • Salary will be paid in accordance with TV-L, level 13
  • Family-friendly working conditions (certificate “audit berufundfamilie”)
  • Supporting of mobility with a jobticket for using the public transport
  • Easy accessibility by public transport or car (including free parking)

The advertised position is available for three years.

We look forward to welcoming a team player with high problem-solving skills, excellent achievements, and a high level of commitment.


Please send your documents (cover letter explaining your motivation, CV, copies of degrees / certificates and references) as a single PDF file with reference no. 2024_W02_AP before June 15th, 2024, via e-mail to

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For further information please do not hesitate to contact:

PD Dr. Olga Ramich
Head of the Department of Molecular Metabolism and Precision Nutrition

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Postdoc (m/f/div) in Chrononutrition
Arthur-Scheunert-Allee 114-116 Nuthetal, Germany
Application deadline
2024-06-15 23:59 (Europe/Berlin)
2024-06-15 23:59 (CET)
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