[3dem] PostDoc and PhD Position at MPI Dortmund

Stefan Raunser Stefan.Raunser at mpi-dortmund.mpg.de
Wed Jun 25 03:24:48 PDT 2014

PhD and PostDoc Position in Electron Cryo-Microscopy
The positions are available immediately in the newly established Department of Structural Biochemistry (Director: Stefan Raunser) and are initially limited to 3 years.
Job description: Our research focuses on structural and functional studies of macromolecular protein complexes by single particle electron cryo-microscopy (cryo-EM), X-ray crystallography, biochemical and biophysical methods. As part of a project that is funded by an ERC consolidator grant, the successful candidates will determine the structural organization of bacterial toxin complexes using cryo-EM.
Requirements: The successful PhD candidate holds an excellent diploma or master degree in biology, biochemistry, biophysics, physics or a related field of science. The PostDoc candidate has an excellent PhD in structural biology, biophysics or physics and previous experience in single particle electron cryo-microscopy. Strong written and oral communication skills in English and strong computational skills are required.
Payment: Payment of Postdocs depends on personal conditions and qualification according to the directive of TVöD. Social benefits correspond to those of the public service. Employment of PhD students is according to the funding guidelines of the Max-Planck-Society.
Application: The Max Planck Society (MPG) is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply.The MPG aims to increase the percentage of women on its scientific staff and therefore strongly encourages women to apply.
Please send your CV, two references and a statement outlining your interests and relevant work experience to Stefan Raunser at raunser-jobsearch at mpi-dortmund.mpg.de<mailto:raunser-jobsearch at mpi-dortmund.mpg.de>
Stefan Raunser
Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Physiology
Otto-Hahn-Str. 11
44227 Dortmund, Germany

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