PhD Student (f/m/d)

Ausschreibungsnummer: 33-19

Stellenangebot vom 17. Dezember 2019

The Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry is one of the largest institutes of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science and conducts basic research to advance knowledge and benefit society. Innovative projects and interdisciplinary cooperation characterize research within the Max Planck Society.

The research group Biochemistry of signal dynamics (Alex C. Faesen) invites applications for a

PhD Student (f/m/d)
- Molecular mechanisms of signal complex dynamics -

(Code number 33-19)

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student who will work on reconstituting the assembly dynamics of key signaling protein complexes involved in autophagy. Our primary interest is to unveil the molecular mechanisms that drive the controlled assembly and disassembly of these signaling protein complexes in the cell, so to be able eventually to manipulate them meaningfully. Most of our projects use a bottom-up approach, building macromolecular machines from scratch to understand them in details using a combination of biochemical reconstitution, structural biology and biophysical investigations.

Candidates should hold a Master’s (or equivalent) degree in life science and a strong interest and motivation to biochemically reconstitute molecular machines and should appreciate detailed problem solving. A background in molecular biology is essential and experience with protein biochemistry would be an advantage.

You will join a young dynamic international research team, which is generously funded by the Max Planck Society. You will collaborate with scientists with expertise in different disciplines and you will be closely supervised and supported at this pivotal stage of your career. The payment and benefits are based on the TVöD guidelines.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Please send your application including a cover letter (explaining background and motivation), CV, a list of publications (if applicable) and contact names and addresses of two to four references. Please submit all materials preferably (as one single PDF file) via e-mail until January 31st, 2020 at the latest to

MaxPlanck Institut for Biophysical Chemistry
Research Group „Biochemistry of signal dynamics“
Alex C. Faesen
Am Fassberg 11
37077 Göttingen
Germany

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