The Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology is a research institute of the Max Planck Society. It was founded in 1992 in the State of Bremen and employs around 200 staff members. In close collaboration with numerous university and non-university research institutions, we explore the diversity and function of microorganisms in the ocean and their interactions with their environment. Scientists from all over the world, engineers, technicians and administrative staff together make an important contribution to global marine and environmental research.

The Metabolic Interaction Group is looking for a

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Do you want to help us solve metabolic questions in the marine environment?

Research in our group is dedicated to discover new roles of metabolites in marine environments. To this end we use state-of-the-art mass spectrometry techniques, ranging from GC-MS to LC-MS and MALDI MS imaging. This position is for the 3rd party funded project sea4soCiety (searching for solutions for Carbon-sequestration in coastal ecosystems). We are looking for a candidate with a PhD in Environmental Sciences, Analytical Chemistry or comparable disciplines. The Post doc fellow will work on method development and application of tandem MS and native MS approaches for the analysis of environmental samples, as well as the bioinformatic data analysis. Ideally, the candidate will bring experience with LC-MS and/or GC-MS metabolomics plus basic statistical and computational skills (e.g., scripting in Python, R, or MATLAB) and an interest to broaden their use of computational methods for mass spectrometry data analysis. We also encourage the development and pursuing of the own ideas of the post-doctoral fellow in the Metabolic Interaction group (Dept. of Symbiosis).

The position is offered for 3 years and the salary will be according to the German system for public employees. The Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology is an equal opportunity employer.

The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply. The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality.

Are you interested?

We are looking forward to receiving your application by 15.08.21. Applications for this position will only be accepted via our online application portal.  For further information please contact Dr. Manuel Liebeke (

We are looking forward to your application!

Online application