PostDoc Positions (m/f/d) in Cryo EM

Scientist Dortmund
Structural and Cell Biology Physiology Chemistry

Job Code: 35/2019

Job Offer from October 10, 2019

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology seeks to fill PostDoc Positions in Cryo-EM  (m/f/d).

The positions are available immediately in the Department of Structural Biochemistry (Director: Stefan Raunser) and are initially limited to 2 years.

Job description: Our research focuses on structural and functional studies of macromolecular protein complexes by single particle electron cryo-microscopy (cryo-EM), electron cryotomography (cryo-ET), X-ray crystallography, biochemical and biophysical methods. There are three projects available in the lab concentrating on the structural organization of muscles, cytoskeletal proteins and bacterial toxin complexes using single particle cryo-EM and/or cryo-ET.

Requirements: The successful candidates hold an excellent PhD in structural biology, biochemistry, biophysics or physics. Experience in electron microscopy, in particular single particle cryo-EM or cryo-ET is not essential but will be considered highly advantageous. Strong written and oral communication skills in English and excellent computational skills are required.

Payment: Payment of Postdocs depends on personal conditions and qualification according to the directive of TVöD. Social benefits correspond to those of the public service.

Application: The Max Planck Society (MPG) is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

The MPG seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourage women to apply.

Furthermore the MPG strives for gender equality and diversity within its workforce.

Please send your CV, two references and a statement outlining your interests and relevant work experience until November 08, 2019 to Stefan Raunser at

Prof. Dr. Stefan Raunser
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology
Department of Structural Biochemistry
Otto-Hahn-Str. 11
44227 Dortmund

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