PhD position

Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg

Structural and Cell Biology

(Code number14 - 2018 )

Type of Job

Young Researchers

PhD position: Bottom-up engineering of synthetic cells

Job offer from October 04, 2018

At the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, one of the 83 institutes of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, physicists, chemists and biologists create knowledge of long-term relevance to life and basic medical sciences.

In the Department of Cellular Biophysics we are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our lab at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, for a PhD position. The concerted effort in our lab is directed towards developing of highly innovative and creative approaches in bottom-up synthetic biology. The successful candidate will develop novel approaches for bottom-up reconstitution of dynamic actomyosin and microtubule cytoskeletal networks within the synthetic cells.

Candidates should have a Master’s or equivalent degree in Biophysics, Biochemistry, Molecular Cell Biology, Chemistry, or related fields. An experimental background in biophysics and microfluidics is preferable. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required.

The payment is based on the TVöD guidelines (“Promotionsfördervertrag”). The PhD position is limited to three years with a possibility of extension.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with dis-abilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, 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.

For further information, please contact Dr. Ilia Platzman, Engineering of Synthetic Cells, Department of Cellular Biophysics. ilia.platzman@mpimf-heidelberg.mpg.de.

Prof. Dr. Joachim P. Spatz, Department of Cellular Biophysics.

Joachim.Spatz@mpimf-heidelberg.mpg.de

For general questions, please contact Ms. Esther Seiberth (0049 6221 486 – 310) or Mrs. Dominique Finkler (0049 6221 486 – 452) from human resources.

Please submit your application, including a cover letter (explaining background and motivation), your CV and complete transcripts  and the names of two referees via e-mail as a single PDF file with the above reference preferably until October 31st, 2018 (excellent applications will be considered year-round).

 
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