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. We invite applications for two
Postdoctoral fellows – in situ structural biology, protein evolution, synthetic biology
to join the laboratory of Martin Beck. Applicants should hold a PhD degree in Life Sciences or related disciplines and have significant publication track record that demonstrates their scientific competence. We offer postdoctoral training within an international and interdisciplinary team of researchers. The projects will be largely based on cryo-FIB, cryo-electron tomography and subtomogram averaging methods. Since the Beck laboratory is moving from EMBL Heidelberg to the MPI of Biophysics in Frankfurt, successful applicants are expected to spend a considerable fraction of their time at EMBL Heidelberg for training purposes (only during the first year). Researchers with experience in one or more of the following scientific areas are particularly encouraged to apply:
In situ structural biology
cryo-EM, cryo-FIB, cryo-electron tomography, subtomogram averaging, correlative light and electron microscopy, integrative structural modeling
culturing of diverged eukaryotic species, phylogenetic analysis, protein and organelle evolution
Molecular and Synthetic Biology
synthetic organelles, pathway engineering, genetics
The initial appointment is for 3 years but may be extended. Please submit your application with a detailed CV, a list of publications, and contact details of at least 3 references to email@example.com until 22.11.2019. For inquiries about the positions please also contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.