Postdoctoral Researcher (gn)

Institute of Reproductive Genetics

The Institute of Reproductive Genetics (Prof. Frank Tüttelmann) offers the position initially limited to 3 years of a

Postdoctoral Researcher (gn*)
Ref.: 05234

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


(*gn=gender neutral)

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join our team and to strengthen the focus on genetics in reproductive sciences. Infertility affects 10-15% of couples worldwide, a prevalence similar to common diseases such as diabetes, and comes with a diverse phenotypic spectrum from disturbed sperm production to ovarian insufficiency. Identifying novel causes of this heterogeneous disease and characterising distinct phenotypes in humans to improve patient’s care is our overall aim.

The recently founded Institute of Reproductive Genetics evolved from the working group of Prof. Frank Tüttelmann at the Institute of Human Genetics, Münster, and the DFG Clinical Research Unit ‘Male Germ Cells: from Genes to Function’ (CRU326). This unique setting offers tightly interlinked and multidisciplinary research that investigates human male germ cell function in health and disease on the genetic, epigenetic, and molecular level. For more information, have a look at our websites: and

Your position should address the identification of genomic variation associated with infertility. Embedded in a strong translational setting, in which clinicians, scientists, and bioinformaticians are working closely together, we can offer you state-of-the art genomic techniques, e.g. next-generation/long read/(sc)RNA sequencing, as well as associated bioinformatics support. Novel candidate genes will be forwarded to functional analyses allowing a deeper characterisation and clinical classification. This position offers the possibility to obtaining a post-doctoral lecture qualification.


• PhD in Biology or related subject (required)

• Experimental skills in cell culture, CRISPR/Cas9, histological evaluation including immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence, next-generation/RNA/scRNA sequencing (at least three out of these required)

• Experience in scientific writing, both manuscripts and grant applications, strong organisational skills and enthusiasm to lead own projects and to transfer own knowledge to others (required)

• Excellent communication skills in English (required) and German (desired)

• Strong commitment to research / development in a translational setting and ability to work both independently and in a team (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 as one PDF-file until 14.10.2020 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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