Research assistant BMBF Waste2Value alliance, Blue2Value (B2V) project

Code Number: ALP 2024/07

Your responsibilities

  • Collaboration in the BMBF research project ‘Blue2Value’; determination and further development of bioprocess engineering and biotechnological principles, upstream and downstream processes; evaluation of potential phototrophic production microorganisms (cyanobacteria) and utilisation for pigment production.
  • Research; design and implementation of experiments and analyses in the field of microalgae biotechnology, use of biogenic residues and waste materials and determination of usable pigments and dyes from cyanobacterial biomass
  • Standardised natural dye extraction through biochemical and physical processes and upscaling of processes
  • Collaboration on fundamental cross-cutting topics and scientific communication
  • Evaluation and optimisation of processes for cyanobacteria cultivation using photosynthesis measurements; testing and evaluation of potential application strains for microalgae-based dye production under ecological and climate protection criteria.

If you have questions about the specific duties of this position, please contact Prof. Dr. Peter Groß (E-Mail: und/oder Tel. 7097) und Dr. Michael Lakatos (E-Mail: und/oder Tel. 7032.


Your qualifications

  • You have a university degree (university diploma, master's degree, preferably with a doctorate), which enables you to carry out physiological, biochemical and bioprocess engineering research work in the field of valuable substances and algae biotechnology largely independently and you also have
  • professional experience in the fields of microbiology, biotechnology, biochemistry, physiology
  • Experience in the field of cyanobacteria / microalgae
  • Ability to work independently and scientifically
  • Communication and teamwork skills

We explicitly welcome applications from all age groups, regardless of gender identity, disability, ethnic background, religion, ideology or sexual orientation.

We offer

The position is available from directly at the Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences in Pirmasens, im Fachbereich Angewandte Logistik- und Polymerwissenschaften in part time 85 %, limited until 28.02.2027.

At our University of Applied Sciences and Design with a strong profile in applied research and development as well as academic advancement, you will find an innovative working environment and a wide range of training opportunities as part of our personnel development program. The Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences supports a good family and work balance, for example by providing opportunities for mobile working and flexible working hours. You will work at our campus in

The employment contract is based on the state civil service labor agreement (TV-L). Salary is based on pay group E13 TV-L, provided the professional and personal requirements are met. Additionally, we offer a company pension plan based on the civil service labor agreement.

Part-time employment is generally possible. Part-time applications shall be reviewed for feasability and suitability.

In accordance with the State Equal Opportunities Act, Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences strives to further increase the number of female employees, especially in science.

Qualified disabled applicants shall be given preferential consideration (please provide documentation).

Your application

We look forward to receiving your application with relevant documents, which you can send to us via our online job application portal by 18.06.2024.

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