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2 Postdoctoral fellow postions (f/m) in the area of structural biology

2 Postdoctoral fellow postions (f/m) in the area of structural biology

MPI, Cologne,  Germany

 

The  research  group  of  the  Alexander  von  Humboldt  Professor  Jijie  Chai  at  the University of Cologne invites applications for

2 Postdoctoral fellow positions in the area of structural biology

starting August 2017. The initial contract will be funded for 2 years and be extended up to 4,5 years with a weekly working time of 39,83 hours (100% position). Payment is based on the German TV-L E13 scale if terms and conditions under collective bargaining law are fulfilled.

The research group of the Alexander von Humboldt Professor Jijie Chai, recently established at the University of Cologne, has a competitive research lab based at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne. The labs focus is on the understanding of structural and functional aspects of Receptor-like Kinases (RLKs) and NOD-like receptors (NLRs), mainly using crystallography and Cryo-Electron Microscopy (Cryo-EM). The research group Chai is collaborating with many groups including those from the University of Cologne, the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research and Tsinghua University in several ongoing projects.

We are looking for 2 talented scientists (PhD in a relevant field is required) driven by the motivation to discover something new and to make a relevant contribution in the field of structural biology. Prior high-level research experience and the ability to drive projects with a high degree of independence are a requisite. The applicants should have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills including good IT literacy, willingness and ability to learn new methodologies and strong communication skills especially the ability to write clearly and concisely in English. One position requires a profound knowledge of biochemistry and molecular biology and prior research experience in the field of structural biology. A strong plus is experience working with Cryo-EM. The other position requires a strong background in chemistry, preferred in combination with biological questions.

 

More information to be found here

Location: 
MPI Cologne, DE
Deadline: 
01/06/2017

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