Benutzerspezifische Werkzeuge

Postdoc or PhD student (f/m/x)

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

Postdoc or PhD student (f/m/x) 

to study protein-DNA phase separation and the structural mechanism of chromatin enzymes

The position is initially for two years, starting January 1st, 2022.

Our laboratory investigates mechanisms and functions of chromatin enzymes and their phase separation behavior in vitro and in vivo. We combine protein biochemistry, biophysics, structural approaches, mass spectrometry, and genomics. 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 will 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. Selected reading: PMID 24008565, 29395785, 28109157. Besides research, the position offers teaching opportunities. The teaching language is German.

Your Profile:

  • You are a great team worker, and you can communicate your science effectively in English and teach in German
  • You have gained strong experience in protein biochemistry, structural and biophysical techniques
  • You can work independently and diligently and enjoy making discoveries
  • Prior teaching experience is a plus

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 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)

A detailed CV (with publications, if available), cover letter and references should be provided. Application of women is appreciated. Disabled persons with equal qualification will be preferred.   

We kindly ask you to apply preferably via our online form  with registration number PCH0921733 and describe in your cover letter your motivation to join the project, your German language proficiency, and provide names, emails and telephone numbers of at least two references. Please inquire with Prof. Felix Mueller-Planitz should you have any questions ( We look forward to receiving your application by October 31st, 2021.