Postdoctoral Researcher (gn) in Reproductive Genetics

Institute of Reproductive Genetics

The newly founded Institute of Reproductive Genetics (Prof. Frank Tüttelmann) with its DFG Clinical Research Unit ‘Male Germ Cells: from Genes to Function’ (CRU326) offers a position, initially limited to 3 years, of a

Postdoctoral Researcher (gn*) in Reproductive Genetics
Ref.: 05153

Full-Time (100%)
(German salary grade: E 13 TV-L, conditional to previous experience and qualifications)


(*gn=gender neutral)

The DFG Clinical Research Unit ‘Male Germ Cells: from Genes to Function’ (CRU326) investigates in translational projects human male germ cell function in health and disease at the genetic, epigenetic and molecular level. The Clinical Research Unit consists of clinicians and basic researchers from the local Institute of Human Genetics, Centre of Reproductive Medicine and Andrology, Department of General Paediatrics, Institutes of Cell Biology, and Medical Informatics, and the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Biomedicine. For more information have a look at our website: and

The project entitled “Genomics of severe spermatogenic failure” focuses on the identification of genomic variation associated with male infertility, specifically the most severe form azoospermia. The project will be conducted in a strong translational setting, in which clinicians, scientists and bioinformaticians are working together closely and involve state-of-the art genomic techniques, e.g. next-generation/long read/(sc)RNA sequencing, as well as associated bioinformatics. Novel candidate genes will be forwarded to functional analyses on the molecular level.

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in Biology or related subject (required)
  • Experience in scientific writing, both manuscripts and grant applications, high organisational skills and enthusiasm to lead own project (required)
  • Broad experience in molecular biology (required), including routine genetics (PCR, sequencing), cell culture, CRISPR/Cas9, histological evaluation including immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence (desired)
  • Experience in analyses of next-generation sequencing and/or RNA/scRNAseq data (desired)
  • Fluency and excellent communication skills in English (required) and German (desired)
  • Strong commitment to research and development in a translational setting (required)

For further information, please contact Prof. Frank Tüttelmann, T +49 251 83 55411 or e-mail frank.tuettelmann(at)­ukmuenster(dot)­de.

Please send your application including a short summary of your research background (max. 1 page), CV and publication list with reference number via email in one pdf-file until 30.09.2020 to bewerbung(at)­ukmuenster(dot)­de.

Applications of women are specifically invited. In the case of similar qualifications, competence, and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities. Handicapped candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

The University Hospital of Münster is one of the leading hospitals in Germany. Such a position cannot be achieved by size and medical successes alone. The individual commitment counts above all. We need your commitment so that even with little things we can achieve great things for our patients. There are many possibilities open for you so that you may develop with them.



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