Thursday, 28 May 2009

Max Planck Institute scholarship in Structural BiologyS

The Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry is one of the leading research institutes within the fields of biochemistry, cell- and structural biology, and biomedicine. With its ten scientific departments, twelve junior research groups, and a staff of around 800 people, the institute is one of the largest institutes within the Max Planck Society.

The department of Structural Cell Biology invites applications for a

PhD studentship

The project involves the structural, biochemical and biophysical analysis of clock proteins, which play an essential role in the regulation of the biological clock and many daily (circadianly) regulated physiological processes in mammals. Next to the cloning, recombinant expression and purification of proteins of interest, the project involves their crystallization (X-ray crystallography), protein-protein- and protein-cofactor interaction studies as well as spectroscopic analyses.

Candidates must have a master or equivalent degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, protein structure analysis or related subjects. Candidates with keen interest in structural biology and protein structure-function relationship are encouraged to apply.

Depending on qualifications remuneration of up to group 13/2 TVöD (public service payment tariff scale) is possible.

The position is open from July 1st 2009 for an initial period of two years with a possible extension for one additional year.

Planck Society is committed to employing more disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply.

The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Please email your application including certificates and references quoting Ref No. 11.09 by 20.06.2009 to the personnel department:

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