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Postdoc in Protein Biochemistry/Biophysics (f/m/x)

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

Postdoc in Protein Biochemistry/Biophysics (f/m/x) 

to study the mechanism of enzymes in the nucleus

In our laboratory, we investigate mechanisms and functions of enzymes that work on chromatin. We combine protein biochemistry, biophysics, structural approaches, mass spectrometry, genomic and genetic techniques. In this project, we will investigate the mechanism of ATP-dependent nucleosome remodeling factors. These are enzymes that slide nucleosomes along DNA. They also take part in phase separation of chromatin. We will use in-vitro fluorescence techniques, cryo-EM and cutting-edge mass spectrometry. Besides research, the position offers teaching opportunities.

The group is located at the biomedical campus of the Technical University Dresden, which belongs to one (of eleven) Elite Universities in Germany and which offers an excellent infrastructure, and a highly international, vibrant and collaborative research community.

Your Profile:

  • You have gained strong experience in protein biochemistry and have purified proteins and carried out enzyme assays in-vitro
  • You have expertise in fluorescence spectroscopy or other biophysical and structural techniques
  • You are a great team worker
  • You can work independently and diligently and enjoy making discoveries
  • You have a good command of the German language and can communicate your science effectively in English
  • You have first-hand experience in writing peer-reviewed papers
  • You are motivated to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship with support by the PI

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
  • Child care through partnerships near the university hospital
  • Use of our company´s prevention offers, courses and fitness in our health center Carus Vital
  • A job ticket for public transport in Dresden and the surrounding area
  • A position according to the TV-L conditions (E13)

 We kindly ask you to apply via our online form with registration number PCH0921895. Applications of all genders are appreciated. Disabled persons with equal qualification will be preferred.

Please describe in your cover letter your motivation to join the project, your proficiency in German and English, and provide names, emails and telephone numbers of at least two references.  Prior inquiries can be made with Prof. Felix Mueller-Planitz (felix.mueller-planitz@tu-dresden.de). The initial deadline is February 15th 2022. We look forward to receiving your application.