Max Planck Institute of Biophysics (MPIBP)

Postdoctoral fellows – in situ structural biology, protein evolution, synthetic biology

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. 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
  • Eukaryotic Evolution
    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 personal52@biophys.mpg.de until 22.11.2019. For inquiries about the positions please also contact personal52@biophys.mpg.de.

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.

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Postdoctoral fellows – in situ structural biology, protein evolution, synthetic biology