Postdoctoral researcher (f/m/d)
About the Institute
The Max Planck Institute of Biophysics is a leading international research institute that uses biophysical, biochemical and computational methods to investigate the structure, dynamics and function of cellular systems at the molecular scale. It consists of four scientific departments, multiple research groups and scientific core facilities, with about 200 employees from more than 25 countries. It is located at the Campus Riedberg in Frankfurt am Main.
About the lab
The research group of Eugene Kim at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, focused on the structure and dynamics of chromosomes, is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) to investigate the mechanisms of genome organization by Structural Maintenance of Chromosome (SMC) complexes using in vitro single-molecule and structural methods. The candidate will isolate SMC complexes and analyze their structural and dynamic properties via cryo-electron microscopy and TIRF-based single-molecule imaging. A dynamic, enthusiastic, and international team of biophysicists and biochemists will await the candidate, ready to tackle exciting problems related to genome organization collaboratively.
We are seeking for
- An outstanding experimentalist with a keen interest in biophysics, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related field of science.
- Prior experience in cryo-EM and/or single-molecule imaging
- Experience with molecular biology and/or in vitro protein biochemistry.
- A creative and independent individual with a strong interest in motor proteins and genome organization.
- Proficiency in English (both speaking and writing)
The Max Planck Institute of Biophysics is an internationally leading research institution in the fields of structural biology, biophysics and cell biology located at the center of the Frankfurt science campus. We are offering excellent working conditions, state-of-the-art infrastructure and an international research environment. The salary is in accordance to the Public Sector Collective Agreement Bund (TVöD, E14). The position is available from April 2023 onwards and is initially limited for two years with an option of extension.
Please send your application including a cover letter (one-page maximum explaining background and motivation), CV (including min. two references) and the contact details via the "submit" button below until 31.05.2023. Please address any questions to email@example.com
The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. We are also committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in our workforce. Therefore, applicants of all back-grounds and identities are welcome.