Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemical Biology / Chemical Proteomics
Department of Chemistry, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Be’er Sheva, Israel
The group of Prof. Michael M. Meijler at BGU is searching for a talented chemical biologist with experience in the use of small molecule probes to study biological systems. The candidate should preferably have a wide range of experience in more than one of the following fields: organic chemistry, mass spectrometry, biophysical characterization of protein-ligand interactions and proteomics. The specific project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the framework of the Germany-Israel Project, and it focuses on the following exciting and fundamental questions: how do bacteria in the human gut sense incoming bacteria chemically? What signals are recognized and which proteins function as the sensors? With use of small reactive molecular probes based on bacterial signaling molecules, the candidate will apply advanced chemical proteomics techniques, in collaboration with the group of Prof. Matthias Mann (MPI Biochemistry) to identify and validate (in collaboration with Prof. Eran Elinav, WIS) relevant proteins. Salary will be determined by the candidate’s experience and qualifications.