RWTH Aachen - I. Physikalisches Institut (IA), AG Biophysik
The research activities of the AG Biophysik aim to establish a fundamental, physics-based understanding of the function of bio-macromolecular systems. In this respect proteins and (protein based) macromolecular complexes, also within in their cellular context, are of particular interest for our research topics. The experimental techniques used are confocal fluorescence spectroscopy and single molecule wide-field microscopy. Thereby fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS), simultaneous multi-color detection, and Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) are employed in our research projects.
We offer the possibilities to work with state-of-the-art equipment at the interface between physics and molecular biology in a highly motivated group and an international and interdisciplinary working environment at the RWTH Aachen University and at the Forschungszentrum Jülich.
We are looking for an excellent and highly motivated postdoc candidate for a DFG funded research project “Co-translational mechanisms of protein folding studied on the single molecule level” which will be conducted in a close collaboration with the Institute of Complex Systems ICS-5 at the Forschungszentrum Jülich. You will be part of a team using state-of-the-art equipment (TIRF microscope for simultaneous dual color imaging, confocal microscope with pulsed excitation and multi-channel detection) which investigates structural and dynamical properties of proteins and protein complexes. This includes to application of nano-apertures like zero mode waveguides (ZMWs) to study protein ligand interactions at physiological relevant concentrations on single molecule level. The results of your research are expected to be published in international peer reviewed journals.
Applicants must have a doctorate/Ph.D. or equivalent.
A higher degree in Physics, Chemistry or Biochemistry and a Doctorate in a related field
Extensive knowledge of high resolution fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy
Comprehensive experience in conducting research projects in structural biology by using fluorescence based single molecule techniques.
The ability to communicate and work effectively in an interdisciplinary an international team
A structured and systematic approach to problem solving
What we offer:
The position is 3 years and is to be filled as soon as possible. This is a full-time position.
The salary corresponds to level EG 13 TV-L.
RWTH Aachen University is certified as a "Family-Friendly University". We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled persons and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit. RWTH Aachen is an equal opportunities employer. We therefore ask you not to include a photo in your application. For information on the collection of personal data pursuant to Articles 13 and 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), please visit: http://www.rwth-aachen.de/dsgvo-information-bewerbung
Please send your application by July 15, 2019 to
Prof. Dr. J. Fitter
I. Physikalisches Institut (IA), AG Biophysik
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