Working with us

Working with us means joining a research institute within the University of Bonn that is dedicated to the promotion of talented young researchers. It means the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research in a multidisciplinary, resource-rich environment where people come together to collaborate, share ideas and inspire each other's research aspirations. 

Current job vacancies

Staff Scientist (TVL13, 3 Jahre)

The University of Bonn is an internationally operating research university with a broad spectrum of subjects. 200 years of history, around 38,000 students, more than 6,000 employees and an excellent reputation at home and abroad: Bonn University is one of the most important universities in Germany. In the recent excellence initiative, the University of Bonn was the most successful university in Germany with six Clusters of Excellence, ranging from mathematics, immunology, dependency research, robotics, economics to quantum physics.

The Schultze group at the Life & Medical Science Institute uses using multi-colour flow cytometry as well as single-cell transcriptomics to study immune cells in disease-relevant settings. We are closely connected to the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) as PRECISE, our Platform for Single Cell Genomics and Epigenomics, is a joint venture between the University of Bonn and the DZNE.
We are currently searching for a staff scientist who would support our group in our research activities and wants to work in this dynamic environment. As a staff scientist, you will provide scientific administrative aid to the group with respect to project management, lab management, and regulatory affairs within the group as well as support experiments and grant writing when applicable.

Your profile    
•    Master’s degree or PhD in biomedical sciences, biology or related discipline
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills in German and English
•    Distinguished management or supervisory experience
•    Excellent organizational skills 
•    Dedicated, responsible, flexible, team-oriented
•    Knowledge of laboratory safety and environmental requirements of advantage
•    Expertise in molecular biology, cell culture, handling of primary human cells and multi-colour flow cytometry favourable

We offer
•    A position in a thriving scientific environment
•    Further training opportunities
•    Initial short-term employment contract for 3 years with a standard public service salary (TVL 13)

The University of Bonn is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. It is certified as a family-friendly university and aims to increase the proportion of women employed in areas where women are under-represented and to promote their careers. To that end, it urges women with relevant qualifications to apply. Applications will be handled in accordance with the Landesgleichstellungsgesetz (State Equality Act). Applications from suitable candidates with a certified disability or equivalent status are particularly welcome.
Applications (CV, certificates, list of publications, two references) should be submitted as soon as possible via email as a single pdf file. Deadline for the application round is 15th of February 2019.
Contact: Prof. Dr. Joachim L. Schultze (

Information for non-academic staff:

Position vacancies for non-academic staff will be advertised on this page and that of the University of Bonn.

Opportunities for Academic Staff and Students

For people interested in studying with us, please visit our Education and Training page for more details on study courses and application information.  

People holding fellowships at any career level, are strongly encouraged to apply directly to the lab head of a specific research group of interest at any time. Information regarding German Research Funding opportunities can be found below.

International staff and students are also encouraged to visit our International LIMES page for more helpful links and information about life at the LIMES institute.

Funding Opportunities

There are many funding streams supporting scientists transitioning from different labs, countries and career levels. Ranging from organizations such as the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), EMBO, and foundations such as the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, to programs including the Human Frontiers Science Program, you will find something suitable for you. 

To help kick-start start your research, the Research in Germany website provides comprehensive information about the German research funding system, funding organizations and funding programs for international researchers at all career levels. 

Tip: Funding databases offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and EURAXESS are a great tool to help dissect relevant fellowship opportunities. 

Living and working in Bonn

The city of Bonn, on the river Rhine with a population of 320,000 is a vibrant, multicultural university town and ideal location for our institute. The university district is dominated by the ‘Bonner’ youth and numerous cafés, restaurants and bars add to the lively atmosphere in the inner city. Bonn is the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, who lived here for over 20 years before his life took him to Vienna. It is a cultural center that hosts prestigious concerts and exhibitions, attracting over 1 million visitors from around the world to its Museum Mile each year.

The city is also home to 18 United Nations organizations and several world-class research and education institutions. The international University of Bonn (German: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn) was founded in its present form in 1818, by King Frederick William III of Prussia and is now one of Germany's most reputable institutions of higher learning with over 30,000 students. Among its most famous alumni are seven Nobel Prize winners, fourteen laureates of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, two winners of the Fields Medal, Pope Benedict XVI, Heinrich Heine, Karl Marx, Konrad Adenauer, Joseph Schumpeter and Friedrich Nietzsche. It is also one of the German universities, which was included as part of the Excellence Initiative in the funding lines the Cluster of Excellence and Graduate Schools.