The Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry is one of the largest institutes of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science and conducts basic research to advance knowledge and benefit society. Innovative projects and interdisciplinary cooperation characterize research within the Max Planck Society.
The Department of Physical Biochemistry (Prof. Marina V. Rodnina) invites applications for a position as
– Molecular mechanisms of translation in yeast –
We are looking for a highly motivated postdoc who wants apply state-of-the-art biophysical methods to reveal the mechanisms of translation in yeast (our latest publication in this field: PMID 33555093). The successful candidate will benefit from our broad method spectrum, an established in-vitro translation system and a multidisciplinary, international team.
- you have an excellent PhD or equivalent degree in biochemistry, biology or related fields
- strong background in protein and RNA biochemistry and molecular biology
- keen interest in the ribosome and biophysical and kinetic methods
- independent thinking, structured work organization and a good team spirit
The Postdoc position is limited to two years with a possibility of extension. Payment and benefits are based on the TVöD guidelines. The starting date is flexible.
The group language is English, so no German language skills are required – but it’s a great opportunity for you to learn German!
The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.
Interested? Submit your application including cover letter (explaining background and motivation), CV, transcripts, and publication record preferably via e-mail as one single PDF file to
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Department Physical Biochemistry
Prof. Marina V. Rodnina
Am Fassberg 11