Nicole Seifert
Phone: +49 351 260 2083
Fax: +49 351 260 12083

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For any questions, do not hesitate to ask:
Dr. Katrin Pollmann Tel.: +49 351 260 2946

Place of work:

Working hours:
39 h/week

7 April 2020

Online application
English / German
Job-Id: 36/2020 (957)

The HZDR is committed to equal opportunity employment and we strongly encourage applications from qualified female candidates. We also carefully consider all applications from job candidates with severe disabilities.

Bautzner Landstraße 400
01328 Dresden

Research Assistant (f/m/d) or Engineer (f/m/d)

A member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,200 people. The Center's focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health and matter.

The Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) aims to develop innovative technologies for the economy in order to provide and use mineral and metal-bearing raw materials more efficiently and to recycle them in an environmentally friendly way.

Subject to the approval of funds, the Biotechnology Department is offering a position as a Research Assistant (f/m/d) or Engineer (f/m/d) for two years from June 1, 2020.


  • taking part in an application-oriented project for the recovery of metal ions from industrial wastewater in a novel process using biological complexing agents
  • upscaling of the process, planning and installation of pilot plants in an industrial environment

  • aim of the project is the development of a concept for the economic exploitation of the technology, if applicable within the framework of a spin-off


  • completed university degree (master or diploma) in chemical engineering, environmental engineering, process engineering, metallurgy or similar
  • experience in the upscaling of processes, ideally in the field of water treatment
  • experience in cooperation with industrial companies

  • ability to work in a team and interest in an interdisciplinary application-oriented R&D project

  • very good communication skills

  • very good English knowledge in word and writing

We offer:

  • exciting work environment on an attractive research campus

  • high scientific professional networking as well as scientific excellence

  • salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement TVöD-Bund

  • 30 Vacation Days per year

  • company pension scheme (VBL)

  • a good work/life balance for which we offer assistance in the shape of:

    • possibility to work part-time

    • flexible working hours

    • in-house health management

Kindly submit your completed application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) only via our Online-application-system.

Online application English / German