Open Positions

The Dötsch Lab provides an excellent infrastructure for high level research and education. We are part of prestigious research networks1) and collaborate with individual Labs all over the world. Located at the Riedberg Campus of Frankfurt’s Goethe-University we sit in a hot spot for thriving innovation. We are surrounded by both, other academic and non-academic facilities, including two Max-Planck-Institutes2) and the Frankfurt Innovation Center (FIZ), making it very easy for us to communicate across discipline borders.

The Dötsch Lab is always looking for talented and motivated co-workers with an adequate academic background in biochemistry, biophysics and/or chemistry. Joining the Dötsch Lab is possible at all levels from internships over bachelor and master projects to PhD and postdoc positions.

To join us, one or more of the following topics should fall into your sphere of interest:

  • Autophagy
  • Cell-free protein production
  • Membrane proteins
  • NMR
  • p63/p73
  • Protein structure and interaction

We also strongly emphasize the will and ability to work in a multilingual and multicultural environment.

Did we get you intersted in joining the team? Contact us for more information! All inquiries should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Volker Dötsch ( Also note, that formal applications must include a cover letter explaining your motivation, your résumé, a summary of your bachelor/master/doctor thesis, a copy of your academic and non-academic certificates and at least two reference contacts.

1) Among others we are part of the Frankfurt Centre for Biomolecular Magnetic Resonance (BMRZ), the SFB 807: Transport and Communication across Biological Membranes, the SFB 1177: Molecular and Functional Characterization of Selective Autophagy and the Cluster of Excellence Frankfurt: Macromolecular Complexes (CEF-MC).

2) The Max-Planck-Institutes located at the Riedberg are: The Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research and the Max-Plank-Institute of Biophysics.