Postdoctoral Scientist Position (Biochemistry & ESR Spectroscopy)

The Macromolecular Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) Spectroscopy group located in the Institute of Biophysics at Goethe University Frankfurt invites application to fill a Postdoctoral Scientist position as soon as possible. Our group investigates the functional mechanism of membrane-embedded heterooligomeric macromolecular machines using ESR spectroscopy as the primary research tool complemented with further structural and biophysical techniques. The Postdoctoral Scientist will work on elucidating the molecular mechanism of the lipopolysaccharide transport (Lpt) system. Please visit our homepage for further details of the project (www.in-situ-esr.de). The Institute has a diverse research program including IR spectroscopy, theoretical biophysics, and cryo-electron microscopy. Thus many opportunities exist for collaborative research in these directions.

The ideal candidate has a PhD in Biophysics, Biochemistry, or Chemistry. Experience in molecular biology techniques and membrane protein expression/purification is desired. Knowledge in ESR spectroscopy or another structural biology tool will be considered as a bonus. Scientific curiosity, good communication skills, and ability to work in an international environment are essential. The position is embedded within the framework of the Center for Biomolecular Magnetic Resonance (BMRZ), which hosts state-of-the-art EPR and NMR spectrometers. We offer a position for three years (further extension is possible) with salary and benefits according to the German collective labor agreement for public service (TV-G-U). Our Institute is located close to Frankfurt, which is a cosmopolitan and culturally diverse city. The University advocates gender equality and therefore strongly encourages women to apply. People with disabilities are given preference if equally qualified.

Interested candidates may send the application (including motivation letter, CV, names of referees, and copies certificates in one PDF file) to Benesh Joseph (email: joseph@biophysik.uni-frankfurt.de). Find more about us at www.in-situ-esr.de.

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