Website Gen-H Genetic Engineering Heidelberg

Genetic Engineering of Microbial Production Strains

Industrial Post-doctoral position (m/f/d)

Project-related two-year contract with the possibility of extension

Full time, Position available for immediate start


Gen-H is a team of highly skilled researchers with profound knowledge in molecular and microbiological techniques, mouse genetics, transgene strategies, biochemistry, metabolic engineering, and “white” biotechnology.

We use our vast experience in genetic engineering to make custom bacterial genome modifications (e.g., for pathway engineering) as well as to create tailor-made constructs for the generation of animal models.

We are looking to hire an experienced strain engineer to develop a toolbox for the modification of different bacterial strains.

The candidate for this position will perform the following duties:

  • Develop new tools for the modification of the genome of microorganisms
  • Engineer bacterial strains
  • Construct designed strains using Red/ET recombineering and standard molecular biology techniques such as Gibson assembly, Golden Gate assembly or restriction-ligation cloning
  • Collaborate with external partners, reliably document data, and clearly communicate results


  • Ph.D. in Metabolic Engineering, Biochemistry, Molecular or Synthetic Biology or related field
  • Thorough understanding of bacterial metabolism, molecular biology, and synthetic biology
  • Very good knowledge of German and English, both written and spoken
  • Proven critical thinking and problem-solving skills and ability to work flexibly
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are important


Applications in German or English should be sent to Michaela Friedrich (michaela.friedrich (at) in one single PDF-file that includes letter of motivation and CV.

We ask for your understanding that application documents received by post will not be returned.

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