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The RTG Chemical Biology of Ion Channels (Chembion) at the University of Münster, Germany, is seeking to fill the position of a


Postdoctoral Research Associate
Wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in
(salary level TV-L E 13)


for the externally-funded collaborative research endeavor Chembion, commencing on July 1st, 2024. We are offering a fixed-term full-time position for 2 years, with the option of an extension.


In brief, 13 scientists of the Universität Münster have teamed up with their complementary expertise to study the chemical biology of ion channels (“Chembion”). The interdisciplinary research activities are centered on five topics: ligand recognition, subtype-specific modulation, molecular imaging, molecular and cellular physiology and integrative (patho)physiology. We tackle physiological questions in the field of ion channels with innovative chemical methods, interconnecting chemistry, pharmacy, and medicine and foster the internationalization of young researchers.

Further information can be found on our website:


What we are looking for
An ambitious postdoctoral research associate with a fitting research idea to be included in our multidisciplinary team.


Your tasks:

  • You will have the opportunity to develop a unique research project, enriching the topics of Chembion with your own expertise.
  • Depending on the research project, you will be integrated in one or two of Chembion’s groups, allowing you to develop your own research guided by the corresponding PIs.
  • You will take part in board meetings of Chembion and participate in symposia, retreats, and seminars.
  • You will also act as a contact person for doctoral researchers, regarding research related questions.


Our expectations:

  • A very good and fast completion of a doctorate in natural science or medicine.
  • Experience in interdisciplinary research in the field of chemical biology of ion channels.
  • Good command of written and spoken English.
  • German language skills are not required, but the willingness to learn German is expected.
  • Team-oriented, good communication skills, organizational skills, and the ability to work independently.
  • Expertise complementing the Chembion portfolio is welcome. This could include either:o Expertise in additional ion channels, that are not yet covered by Chembion  or ino Novel imaging techniques, development of novel tool compounds, optogenetic tools, MS analysis of proteins, complex network analysis or patch-clamp fluorimetry.
  • For further information on current research projects, you are welcome to contact the PIs directly (contact information can be found on the Chembion Website).


The University of Münster strongly supports equal opportunity and diversity. We welcome all applicants regardless of sex, nationality, ethnic or social background, religion or worldview, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity. We are committed to creating family-friendly working conditions. Part-time options are generally available.

We actively encourage applications by women. Women with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered unless these are outweighed by reasons which necessitate the selection of another candidate.

If you have any questions, please contact the coordinator Dr. Friederike Füsser:

You are interested? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 3 March 2024.

Please send your application electronically in a single PDF file to:

Dr. Friederike Füsser
Tel.: +49 (0)251 – 8333312

The application should contain:
CV, certificates, list of publications, field of expertise, motivation letter (0.5 pages) and ideas how you plan to support Chembion (<1 page). A reference letter is welcome.

Please note that we cannot consider other file formats than PDF.