Postdoctoral Position in Protein Biochemistry
The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany, is a highly visible and international research institute focused on cell and developmental biology. Currently about 500 employees are working at the institute, where half are from abroad with 53 nations represented. MPI-CBG has twice been awarded the title “Best Place to Work” (Academia and postdocs) by the journal “The Scientist”. It tops the list of the top ten research institutions outside the United States in 2009, and is the only German institution listed.
The group of Marino Zerial is looking for a highly-motivated postdoctoral candidate with strong background in protein biochemistry to compliment a team of cell biologists with an emphasis on advanced imaging techniques and processing. The candidate will work in an interdisciplinary project that aims to study protein compartmentalization on the endosomal membrane using in vitro and in vivo techniques. These studies will provide important information on the structure-function relationship of endosomal proteins.
The successful candidate should have a doctoral degree and documented experience in protein expression, purification and characterization, plus at least 1 first-author publication. A background in membrane biology, structural biology or biophysics would be advantageous. The candidate should be able to interact with members of an interdisciplinary team of cell biologists, biochemists, computer scientists and clinicians, work in a competitive international environment and possess excellent communication and data presentation skills (English is working language at the MPI-CBG).
The full-time position is available immediately for an initial period of 2 years with the possibility of extension. Salary and social benefits will be in accordance with the regulations of the German TVöD Bund (salary agreement for public service employees). We especially encourage women to apply.
For further information contact Dr. Janelle Lauer by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.
Please submit your complete application including the names of three referees by Feb 28th, 2021 via our online application system stating Code 2021-PostDoc-Biochemistry-1040 at