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Independent Group Leader Position in Cryo-Electron Microscopy

Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin

Berlin, Germany

The MAX DELBRÜCK CENTER FOR MOLECULAR MEDICINE (MDC) in Berlin, a leading biomedical research institute and a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, invites applications for an

Independent Group Leader Position in Cryo-Electron Microscopy

We are seeking for outstanding postdoctoral researchers with a background in cryo-electron microscopy to develop their own research program and contribute to the establishment of cutting edge cryo-EM applications in Berlin. Integrative structural biology approaches with a focus on cryo-electron tomography are particularly welcome.

In close collaboration with the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin and its new cryo-EM core facility on our campus in Berlin-Buch, we provide access to state-of-the-art infrastructure for cryo-electron tomography, including a Titan Krios with a Gatan K3 Direct Electron Detector, an Aquilos Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope and a Cryo Correlative Light Electron Microscope. The successful applicant will benefit from a highly collaborative and vibrant scientific environment within the MDC and its partner institutions in the Berlin region. He or she has also access to our platforms for X-ray crystallography, advanced light microscopy, drug screening and proteomics, amongst others. NMR expertise is available at the neighbouring Leibniz-Institute for Molecular Pharmacology.

The offered independent group leader position (principal investigator position) includes generous funding for 5 years with an option for extension or tenure upon evaluation.

For information about the MDC, please visit our web site ( For enquiries about the position, please contact Cornelia Maurer ( For scientific questions, please contact Oliver Daumke (

The MDC is committed to diversity and actively supports equal opportunities for all employees regardless of their origin, religion, ideology, disability, age or sexual identity. We look forward to applications from people who are open-minded and enjoy working in joint teams. The MDC is certified by the “work and family” audit and provides an inclusive and family friendly environment. Applications from women are explicitly encouraged. Applications should be submitted to the web-based application portal ( by November 25, 2019 indicating the registration number 11157/2019 and include a curriculum vitae, list of publications, and an outline of present and future research plans (not longer than 5 pages in total). Please submit your application in a single file, pdf format, maximum size 8 MB.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 11157/2019