Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)

Scientific Officer in the research group Effect-related Analytics and Toxicogenomics (f/m/d)

2024-05-19 (Europe/Berlin)
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The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) is the national institute which prepares expert reports and opinions on questions of food, feed and chemical safety and consumer health protection in Germany on the basis of internationally recognised scientific assessment criteria. It advises the Federal Government and other institutions and interest groups in these areas. The BfR conducts its own research on topics that are closely linked to its assessment tasks. It is an institution with legal capacity within the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL).

In the department Food Safety of the BfR in the expert group "Effect-related Analytics and Toxicogenomics"  is the following permanent position immediately available: 

Scientific Officer in the research group 
Effect-related Analytics and Toxicogenomics (f/m/d)

Reference Number: 3518 |  Pay group 13 TVöD | Place of work: Berlin | Application deadline: 19.05.2024

Part-time employment is possible.


  • Evaluation of the molecular genetic characterisation of GMOs in food and feed, in particular in procedures for the placing on the market of GMOs according to Regulation (EU)1829/2003 and Directive (EC)2001/18; evaluation of the composition of GMOs, in particular in procedures for the placing on the market of GMOs according to Regulation (EU)1829/2003
  • Collaboration in the evaluation of manufacturing processes in connection with the authorisation of novel foods according to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283
  • Conception, planning and realisation of research projects in the field of molecular authenticity testing and safety aspects of new protein sources
  • Guidance of technical staff, supervision of student theses as part of the above-mentioned research projects
  • Publication of results in specialist journals and at specialist conferences
  • Representation of the BfR in national and international committees 
  • Collaboration on the department's QM system

Your profile:

  •  Completed University degree (Master's degree, diploma or comparable university degree) in the field of biology, biochemistry, food chemistry or one comparable specialisation
  • Several years of professional experience with molecular biological-laboratory-practical and bioinformatic methods related to the advertised position
  • Proven publication activity related to the advertised position
  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken German and English
  • Good IT skills as well as a conscientious way of working, flexibility, ability to work in a team and resilience 


  • Promotion
  • Experience in health risk assessment
  • Experience in working under quality-assured conditions

What we can offer you:

  • A varied range of tasks in a growing departmental research institution
  • 30 days’ annual leave (5-day week) plus 24 and 31 December as non-working days
  • Additional days-off options via time credits
  • Attractive subsidy (50 %) for the company ticket/Deutschlandticket Job
  • Mobile working options
  • Very good connection to the public transport network
  • Comprehensive further training opportunities for professional and personal development
  • VBL company pension
  • Capital accumulation benefits
  • Employee welfare (AWO) family service

Application process:

Does this position appeal to you?

Then please apply by 19.05.2024 via our online system. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact bewerbung@bfr.bund.de.

- Please do not send any applications to this e-mail address -

If you cannot apply online, please send a postal application to Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung / Personalreferat / Max-Dohrn-Str. 8- 10 / 10589 Berlin

If you have any questions about this position, please contact:

 Prof Dr Braeuning  Tel.: 030 18412-25100

You will find more information on our homepage: www.bfr.bund.de/de/stellenanzeigen

The BfR welcomes applications from people of all nationalities.

As an innovative scientific institution, the BfR offers family-friendly working conditions. For this, the BfR was awarded the "audit berufundfamilie®" certificate. The BfR guarantees professional equality between women and men. People with severe disabilities are given special consideration if they are equally qualified; only a minimum level of physical aptitude is required of them.


Scientific Officer in the research group Effect-related Analytics and Toxicogenomics (f/m/d)
Max-Dohrn-Str. 8-10 D Berlin, Tyskland
2024-05-19 23:59 (Europe/Berlin)
2024-05-19 23:59 (CET)
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