Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden)

Research Associate / PhD student

TU Dresden

Dresden, Germany

At TU Dresden the Excellence Cluster Physics of Life offers a position starting 01.07.2020 as

Research Associate / PhD student
(subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

which entails 65 % of the fulltime weekly hours, until 31.05.2023 with the option of extension. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification (e.g. PhD).
Tasks: scientific research activities within the Junior Research Group Mechanics of Active Biomaterials of Dr. Elisabeth Fischer-Friedrich with the following research topics: mainly experimental study of the binding dynamics of cytoskeletal cross linker proteins in dependence of contractile mechanical stress. The underlying goal is to generate a better understanding of emergent material properties of cells and cellular shape regulation in tissues. Methods include atomic force microscopy, confocal fluorescence microscopy, cell culture and mechanics of viscoelastic materials. Furthermore: analysis of experimental data, writing of scientific manuscripts for publication in the relevant periodicals; conducting detailed literature searches; writing regular interim reports; participation in professional conferences and presentation of the research work of the laboratory and its projects; support of the institute for applications for third-party funding.
Requirements: university degree (Diplom / Master) in physics, biophysics, bioengineering or material science. Good command of spoken and written English; communication skills; high motivation and teamwork.
Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.
Please send your detailed application documents by 30.04.2020 (stamped arrival date applies) to TU Dresden, Excellenzcluster Physik des Lebens, Nachwuchsforschungsgruppe Mechanik aktiver Biomaterialien, Frau Dr. Elisabeth Fischer-Friedrich, Tatzberg 47 /49, 01307 Dresden or preferably via the SecureMail portal of the TU Dresden https://securemail.tu-dresden.de as a PDF document to till.kirst@tu-dresden.de. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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Research Associate / PhD student