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The institute offers researchers from various disciplines – including biology, bioinformatics, chemistry, computer science, pharmacology and (medical) physics – an attractive academic environment for interdisciplinary research. 

ISAS is characterised by an international and family-friendly working environment. The institute has received worldwide recognition thanks to its state-of-the-art technical equipment, such as microscopy, spectroscopy and spectrometry devices as well as many years of experience and expertise in the development of analytical methods for health research.

ISAS sees supporting junior researchers as one of its central tasks. Students have the opportunity to write their theses at the institute. Doctoral candidates will find a structured graduate programme at ISAS. After completing their PhD, junior researchers are offered the chance to prepare for a junior professorship. Great importance is always attached to both the quality of scientific work and its practical relevance. In order to support young researchers, ISAS has set up programmes covering all stages for a career in science.

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  • At a glance

  • Work-life balance

    Flexible working times, part-time models, mobile working and, among other things, assistance with childcare are routine at ISAS.

  • Research & teaching

    At ISAS, researchers from different disciplines work together in interdisciplinary research groups. This means that more experienced researchers guide the training of the junior staff, act as contact persons for doctoral projects and are involved in teaching at the institute’s partner universities.

  • From intern to postdoc

    As auxiliary staff in various departments, students assist with the institute’s work. Furthermore, students can write their bachelor or master theses at ISAS and complete internships in the research groups or technical services. For the time after completion of their studies, ISAS offers junior researchers educational and further training opportunities through a structured graduate programme for doctoral candidates and further study options for postdocs.

  • Professional development

  • As an extramural research organisation, ISAS works in a rapidly changing, complex international environment that offers fascinating challenges, while also placing special demands on staff members. Consequently, the ongoing professional development of the scientific/technical and administrative staff plays an important role alongside the education and further training of the researchers. In addition to the recurring range of further training offers held in English, the institute promotes in particular the needs-based further qualification of employees through individual measures.

  • Work & family

  • Since 2011, ISAS has continuously been certified by the »audit berufundfamlie« (work and family audit) organisation. To make it easier for its staff to balance family obligations and professional development, ISAS offers not only flexible working times, part-time working models and mobile working but also support through a family service. Among other things, the family service facilitates emergency care during closing times of childcare facilities and advises on matters relating to the care of relatives. Additionally, the family service provides access to psychologists and pedagogues in connection with challenges arising in professional or private life.

  • Speculative applications

  • ISAS is always looking for bright minds and fresh ideas, even if no suitable positions are advertised at the moment. In addition, internships and theses are not only an option within the research groups, but also within the infrastructure, for example in the Grant Management or Communications teams. No matter how and where at the institute – ISAS gladly accepts speculative applications via this application platform.

  • International applicants

  • As a research organisation with international activities, the institute welcomes applications from other countries. ISAS provides support for its foreign staff members and guest researchers to ensure they get off to a good start.