Benutzerspezifische Werkzeuge

PhD Student in Biophysics of protein machines (f/m/x)

The Institute for Physiological Chemistry performs internationally acknowledged, competitive life science research and offers teaching in biochemistry/molecular biology to students of human medicine and dentistry.

The Mueller-Planitz group at the Technische Universität Dresden is looking for an ambitious, highly motivated, science-driven

PhD student (f/m/x)

in Biophysics of protein machines

The Mueller-Planitz group specializes in chromatin und epigenetics, and combines genomics, mass spectrometry, protein biochemistry and biophysics. Please follow this link for more details: The group is located at the Institute for Physiological Chemistry (chair Prof. Jessberger) of the Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus. The Institute offers an international work environment, excellent research infrastructure, and is part of a vibrant biomedicine campus.

In the project, we plan to visualize conformational changes of protein machines that work in the cell’s nucleus. We will use fluorescence and kinetic techniques, cryo-EM and cutting-edge mass spectrometry. Besides research, the position can involve teaching of biochemistry and molecular biology to students of medicine. The teaching language is German.

Your Profile:

  • You are (almost) finished with your M.Sc. in biochemistry or a related discipline and are looking for opportunities to continue with your scientific career with enthusiasm and Ambition.
  • You have gained experience in protein biochemistry or biophysical techniques.
  • You are fluent in English, are a great team worker, and you can communicate effectively.
  • You can work independently and diligently and enjoy innovation.

We offer:

  • Implementation of your own ideas and work in an innovative interdisciplinary Team
  • flexible working hours in order to make the connection between family and work a reality
  • Care providers institutions for your children through partnerships near the University Hospital
  • Use of our company´s prevention offers, courses and fitness in our health Center Carus Vital
  • A position according to the TV-L conditions (E13)

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Please apply online until June, 12th 2020 with registration number PCH0920110. Please describe in your cover letter your motivation to join the project. Please also provide names, emails and telephone numbers of at least two references. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Felix Mueller-Planitz by e-mail (