Technische Universität Dresden - Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB), B CUBE - Center for Molecular Bioengineering, Chair of Molecular Biophysics
The TU Dresden is one of eleven German universities that were identified as an “excellence university”. TUD has about 36.500 students and almost 5319 employees, 507 professors among them, and, thus, is the largest university in Saxony, today.
Having been committed to sciences and the engineering before the reunification of Germany, TU Dresden now is a multi-discipline university, also offering humanities and social sciences as well as medicine.
Research Associate / PhD Student / Postdoc
(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)
The position is available starting at the next possible date.
The position is limited for one year with the possibility of an extension of two additional years. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz-WissZeitVG).
lntracellular membrane-bound organelles are specialized to perform specific (bio)chemical reactions within the cell. However, organelles also communicate and exchange their content by fusing their membranes in a selective fashion. Such selectivity is due to a set of specific proteins that are devoted to tether organelle membranes and bring them closer for subsequent fusion. One tethering factor is the protein EEA1, which generates an active pulling force by an entropic collapse (Murray, Jahnel et al. Nature 2016). We hypothesize that this collapse is the result of a long-range allosteric communication along the coiled-coil structure of EEA1.
We are looking for a PhD Student or a postdoc (biochemist or a biophysicist) to reveal the mechanism of the allosteric coiled-coil collapse using state-of-the-art biochemical and single-molecule techniques, including single-molecule FRET.
For questions please contact
Marino Zerial (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Michael Schlierf (email@example.com).
The position requires a university and - if applicable - PhD degree in biochemistry, biophysics or related fields. The applicant needs to have a profound background in membrane associated proteins and their purification, and the use of state-of-the-art biochemical techniques. Experience with single-molecule techniques is welcome.
Excellent communication skills in English are essential as this is the language at the research centres.
What we offer:
The B CUBE (http://www.tu-dresden.de/bcube) and MPI CBG (http://www.mpi-cbg.de) as weil as their partner institutions, the Biotechnology Centre (BIOTEC) and the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for Molecular Bioscience research.
How to apply:
Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.
Complete applications (letter of motivation, CV, list of publications, and certificates of qualifications) should be sent via the
via mail to
TU Dresden, B CUBE
Herrn Prof. Michael Schlierf
until 30.10.2019 (stamped arrival date applies).
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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