Max Planck Institute of Biophysics (MPIBP)

Postdoc in single-particle cryo-EM of redox proteins

Max Planck Institute of Biophysics (MPIBP)

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The Max Planck Institute of Biophysics is an internationally leading research institution in the fields of structural biology, biophysics and cell biology located at the center of the Frankfurt science campus. A position is available in the group of Dr. Bonnie Murphy. The group primarily uses single-particle cryo electron microscopy to elucidate the structure and mechanism of metalloproteins, especially redox proteins, of relevance to bioenergetics in all domains of life. We invite applications for a

Postdoc in single-particle cryo-EM of redox proteins

Successful candidates will have experience in protein biochemistry, with extensive experience in purification of membrane proteins being a strong asset. Experience in protein crystallography or electron microscopy is beneficial, but training in single-particle cryo-EM can be provided in our world-class facility.

The Max Planck Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt is an excellent place to study the structure and function of membrane proteins by high-resolution EM, with unparalleled instrument access for both high-resolution data collection (2 Titan Krios with Falcon III and K3) as well as sample optimisation and screening (FEI Polara, JEOL JEM3200FSC, FEI Glacios coming late 2019, three 120kV scopes). We have a large and well-connected structural biology community using single-particle techniques, cryo electron tomography, and crystallography to obtain a highly detailed picture of life from the cellular to the atomic scale.

Applications from candidates with international experience are especially welcome, and a willingness to apply for independent fellowships will be considered an asset.

Please send a single pdf file including a one-page motivation letter, a CV and names of two referees to: bonnie.murphy@biophys.mpg.de. The position is available from January 1st 2020 or later for two years with possible extension. Applications will be evaluated upon receipt until the position is filled.

The Institute and the Max Planck Society intend to enhance the proportion of women in areas where they are underrepresented, and they are therefore especially encouraged to apply. The Max-Planck Society welcomes and encourages applications by disabled individuals.

Max Planck Institute of Biophysics
Dr. Bonnie Murphy
Max-von-Laue-Straße 3
60438 Frankfurt am Main
bonnie.murphy@biophys.mpg.de

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Postdoc in single-particle cryo-EM of redox proteins