Postdoc position (m/f/d) | Systems neuroscience

 



The Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology of Behaviour – caesar (MPINB) is a neuroethology institute located in Bonn that studies how the collective activity of the vast numbers of interconnected neurons in the brain gives rise to the plethora of animal behaviors. Our research spans a large range of scales from the nano-scale imaging of brain circuitry, to large-scale functional imaging of brain circuitry during behavior, to the quantification of natural animal behaviors.

The Research Group Neural Circuits investigates the dynamics of neural circuits underlying behavior in Drosophila melanogaster. For this group we are offering a Postdoc position (m/f/d) in systems neuroscience.

We are looking for a highly motivated scientist interested in investigating neural circuits underlying behavior in the fruit fly Drosophila using advanced optical imaging and behavior techniques.

Available projects

Depending on your interests, a range of projects that investigate neural circuits underlying behavior are available, for example focusing on learning and memory or sleep. Our lab studies the brain of the fruit fly using two-photon calcium imaging and optogenetics in behaving animals. Over the last years, we have developed a number of advanced methods for optical microscopy, imaging and optogenetics, in particular in flies behaving in virtual reality, as well as for the quantification of behavior. These methods can now be applied for elucidating the computations of neural circuits in the brain.

What we expect from you

  • A PhD in neuroscience, biophysics , physics, physical chemistry, engineering or related fields
  • Good knowledge of programming languages for data analysis (Python, Matlab) and a strong interest in quantitative approaches for describing behavior and neural circuits
  • Interest in computational modeling for data analysis, analysis of large data sets, as well as in using modern methods for data analysis, for example machine learning
  • Interest in working with and understanding custom built scientific instruments

What we offer

  • You will work in a multidisciplinary, international team
  • Cutting-edge equipped laboratories with a range of novel behavior and imaging paradigms
  • Salary in line with the Max Planck regulations
  • Employee benefits, a family-friendly culture, and flexible working hours

The MPNB is committed to diversity and inclusion and is aiming to increase the percentage of women in areas where they are under-represented. We therefore explicitly encourage women to apply. Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive preferential status.

Application

Please apply only via our application tool.

If you have any further questions please contact: Dr. Johannes Seelig, .

Postdoctoral Scientist (m/f/d) | Electron microscopy

 

The Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology of Behavior – caesar (MPINB) focuses on basic research in neuroetholo-gy. International researchers at the institute study how the collective activity of vast numbers of neurons gives rise to the plethora of animal behaviors. The interdisciplinary research spans from imaging neural circuits at the nanoscale to analyzing neural activity in a freely moving and naturally behaving animal.

The Max Planck Research Group “Neurobiology of Magnetoreception” headed by Dr Malkemper is looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist (m/f/d) - Electron microscopy

We are looking for a talented and highly motivated scientist interested in studying the neural basis of the magnetic sense. We use African mole-rats and planarians as model systems to study magnetic orientation. The successful candidate is expected to explore new methods (SEM-EDX, TEM, Synchrotron-XRF, nitrogen-vacancy center imaging, MRI-QSM, µ-CT) to screen mole-rat tissues and planarians for iron-based magnetoreceptors.

What we expect from you

  • A team-oriented, flexible personality driven by curiosity and ambition
  • A PhD in physics or biology/neuroscience
  • Experience with electron microscopy or any of the above mentioned imaging methods
  • Programming skills in python are a plus
  • Knowledge of the German language is not a requirement  

What we offer

  • An ERC/DFG-funded position initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of extension
  • You will work in international and collaborative environment in a stimulating scientific institute
  • Cutting-edge equipped, newly installed laboratories
  • Access to state of the art electron microscopes and µ-CT
  • Salary in line with the German public tariff (TVöD)

About the institute

The MPINB is part of a cluster for neuroscience in the Bonn-Cologne region, comprising the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases and two Max-Planck-Institutes. The Institute hosts the International Max Planck Research School for Brain & Behavior and is involved in the Bonn International Graduate School of Neuroscience.

MPNB is committed to diversity and inclusion and is aiming to increase the percentage of women in areas where they are under-represented. We therefore explicitly encourage women to apply. Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive preferential status.

How to apply

Please submit your application at our job portal: job portal at mpinb or send an email to .de for informal enquiries.

System specialists (m/f/d) (2 positions) for the development and operation of complex scientific storage infrastructures

 The Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF), based at the research campus Garching near Munich, Germany, is a competence centre of the Max Planck Society (MPG). The MPCDF operates supercomputers and data repositories for the MPG with more than 350 Petabytes of data being stored on disk and on tape backends. The MPCDF is also engaged in the development and optimization of algorithms and applications for high performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as in the design and implementation of solutions for data-intensive projects in close collaboration with the Max Planck Institutes.

The MPCDF is looking for System Specialists (m/f/d) (2 positions) for the development and operation of complex scientific storage infrastructures.

As part of the storage team, the applicants will be responsible for the operation of  the generic block-, file- and object storage systems at MPCDF. Within our team, you will ensure that these systems operate in a secure, stable and performant manner. Using in-depth information gathered from proactive monitoring tools, combined with feedback from our users, you will  contribute to further extensions of our systems - both in terms of hardware expansion/replacements and software evolution. Additionally, you will be involved in the planning and deployment of new systems such as Ceph object storage with data access, from different high-level applications and HPC systems.

Your tasks

Your responsibilities will also include the operation of a well established web-based sync&share service, including the evaluation and potential implementation of more scalable alternatives integrated with the generic Ceph based storage.

Your qualification

  • University degree (B.Sc or higher) in computer science or comparable qualification
  • Proficient in spoken and written English
  • Communicative team player, with the ability to work independently and responsibly
  • Several years of professional experience in Linux systems administration, automation and DevOps

Preferred qualifications in some of the following areas:

  • Software-defined storage (Ceph, S3)
  • Distributed and parallel file systems (CephFS, NFS, Samba, Spectrum Scale, Lustre, BeeGFS)
  • Configuration management (Ansible, Puppet, Git)
  • HA technologies (Pacemaker, Stonith, Keepalived)
  • Operation of distributed web applications (HAproxy, Nginx, Redis, MariaDB)
  • Cloud and container technologies (Docker, Podman, Kubernetes, OpenStack)
  • Programming and scripting languages (Python, Go, PHP, Bash)

The two positions start as soon as possible and are initially limited to a maximum period of 2 years with the possibility of a longer-term extension. Salary will be based on experience up to salary group E13 TVöD.

Benefits include

  • Helpful, highly motivated and multi-disciplinary team
  • Open, inspiring, dynamic and international atmosphere
  • Options for training and professional development
  • Flexible working hours with  options for mobile working
  • Various offers to reconcile work and family life, e.g. childcare on campus
  • Close by subway station (U6); MVV job ticket with extra grants
  • Free parking on premise

For further questions, contact Florian Kaiser .

Your application

Please apply with a letter of motivation and a CV online by October 30th, 2022.

The ideals of mutual respect, open-mindedness and consideration are important to  MPCDF where we have a diverse workforce from different countries and cultures. We aim to increase the proportion of women in IT and therefore encourage qualified women to apply. In order to cultivate teamwork and a positive working atmosphere, equal opportunities and equal treatment play an important role for all aspects of personal identity, such as gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, nationality, language skills, race, religion, culture, appearance, family status, age, or handicap. Persons with disabilities will be given preferential consideration if equally qualified.

Student Assistant (m/f/d) | Historical Epistemology of the Final Theory Group

 

The Max Planck Research Group Historical Epistemology of the Final Theory Program, headed by Dr. Alexander Blum, is looking to employ one Student Assistant (m/f/d) (up to 10 hours per week) at the earliest possible date and until September 30, 2023 with the possibility of extension.

Duties

Range from general support of the Group’s work, to carrying out scientific research and compiling of literature for the Research Group Leader and other Group members, supporting project members with the organization of scientific events, the maintenance and updating of the department website and helping to maintain databases and digital repositories.

Requirements

We expect applications from candidates with very good English and German skills. Native English speakers are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be at least in their second semester of study at a university in Berlin or Brandenburg. They should have a good working knowledge of modern information technology and the ability to work both independently and in a team.

Our offer

The weekly working time is up to 10 hours. The salary is based on the rates for student employees within the framework of the Max Planck Society's promotion of young scientists. It is currently 12.00 euros for bachelor students and 13.95 euros for students in a master program who have a bachelor's degree.

The Max Planck Society (MPG) is committed to promoting equality and diversity. As an institute of the MPG, we explicitly encourage qualified individuals of underrepresented ethnicity, gender identity, skin color, nationality, sexual orientation, or social background to apply. We are committed to employing more people with disabilities and especially encourages them to apply. Further information about the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.

Application

Please send your application exclusively online by attaching a letter of application, CV, and a scan of your current enrolment certificate by October 23, 2022. Only electronic applications submitted until 11.59 pm via this job portal will be accepted.

Contact

For further information please contact Kseniia Mohelsky, Departmental Assistant of the Research Group “Final Theory Program”: . Please note that this email contact is only intended for questions concerning the announcement text. Applications submitted via email will not be accepted.

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Boltzmannstraße 22
14195 Berlin
Germany

PhD Student or Postdoctoral Fellow (f/m/d) | Chemistry for Isotopic Labeling

 


The Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences is a leading international research institute of exceptional scientific breadth. With more than 40 research groups and some 1,000 employees from over 50 nations, it is the largest institute of the Max Planck Society.

The research group for Magnetic Resonance Signal Enhancement headed by Stefan Glöggler is inviting applications for a PhD Student or Postdoctoral Fellow (f/m/d) - Chemistry for Isotopic Labeling.

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student (m/f/d) or Postdoc (m/f/d) who will work on the synthesis of contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging experiments. Especially the development of new routines for isotopic labelling (deuterium, 13C and 15N) of biological active compounds will be the main task. The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

The candidate should have a strong background in synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry or related disciplines and interest/experience with isotopic labeling. Knowledge about magnetic resonance (MR) methods is advantageous.

For a PhD student position, candidates should hold a Master’s (or equivalent) degree in chemistry or related disciplines. The PhD position is limited to three years with a possible extension.

Postdoc candidates hold a PhD degree in chemistry or related disciplines. The initial appointment for Postdocs is two years with possibilities for extension.

What we offer

  • Interesting and varied work in an interdisciplinary environment
  • A wide range of offers to help you balance work and family life: on-campus kindergarten places including vacation care, parent-child offices, etc.
  • Further training opportunities and language courses
  • Spacious cafeteria with a wide range of meals plus an espresso bar
  • Health management: free fitness and yoga room, sports groups, course offerings for a "moving break"
  • Initiatives for sustainability and a green environment with a new biotope

Payment and benefits are based on the German public service pay scale (TVöD Bund) guidelines.

The group language is English, so no German language skills are required – but it is a great opportunity for you to learn German!

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Application

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Please submit your application including cover letter (explaining background and motivation), CV, transcripts, publication record and two contacts for letters of reference preferably via E-Mail as a single PDF file to .

Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences
Research Group “NMR Signal Enhancement”
Dr. Stefan Glöggler
Am Faßberg 11
37077 Göttingen
Germany

PhD student (m/f/d) | Biophysics

 


The Biophysics Lab (Dr. Rumiana Dimova) at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany invites applications from outstanding young scientists for the position of PhD student (m/f/d) in Biophysics - for the project “Gauging membrane tension and channel activity with light”. Payment follows TVöD (Salary Class 65% E13, 3 years).

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student (m/f/d). The candidate should have a MSc degree in physics, chemistry, engineering or closely related fields, with an outstanding profile, a strong background and interests in

  • biophysics, biochemistry, bioengineering
  • physics of biological systems
  • interdisciplinary work
  • experience with membranes & membrane proteins / microscopy / microfluidics will be an advantage but not a necessary requirement.

A detailed project description is available in a PDF on the institute's website.

The position is available from January 1, 2023.

To apply please send an email to: , including your CV, university grades (BSc and MSc), motivation letter (why do you apply for this position, what are your research interests, how do you fit) and names & emails of 2 reference persons.

Please send us your application until October 23, 2022.

The candidates will be evaluated and the best ones invited for an online interview. After the interview the candidates will receive an email with the final decision. The accepted candidate will join the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, in the Biophysics Lab led by Dr. Rumiana Dimova.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities 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.

Postdoc Position (m/f/d) | Enzyme Engineering of Glycosyltransferases

 


The Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg is offering a Postdoc Position (m/f/d) in the field of Enzyme Engineering of Glycosyltransferases.

Biocatalytic reaction networks for the production of oligosaccharides are of steadily increasing significance in the biopharmaceutical and food industry. The team for synthetic biotechnology of the department of bioprocess engineering at the MPI Magdeburg has developed various multi-enzyme reaction networks for the synthesis and modification of highly valuable oligosaccharides. In addition, it has established methods for the modification of glycan structures of cell culture-derived, recombinant proteins. To lead the way towards the viable application of our technology, we seek to engineer enzymes as the bottlenecks of our cascades by enhancing their activity and/or specificity. For this purpose, we are seeking an outstanding candidate that will support our enzyme engineering facilities.

The start is scheduled for November 2022 or later.

Requirements

  • Doctoral / Postdoctoral research in the field of enzyme engineering
  • Master degree in biosystems engineering, biotechnology, biophysics or a related field
  • Independent working style and efficient self-management
  • Motivation and scientific curiosity
  • Excellent social skills and high incentive for team work

We offer

  • Active participation in ongoing, cutting-edge research projects
  • Three year contract with the option to extend or join our spin-off company 
  • Joining an international, high-performing and friendly team of young scientists
  • Individual development and training opportunities
  • Excellent support from our senior staff
  • Optional: involvement in lecturing and/or tutoring at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg

Your salary will be in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement for the public service (E13 TVöD-Bund) including corresponding social benefits.

Application

Please send your application in German or English including a cover letter, your CV as well as relevant certificates.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Contact

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Udo Reichl
E-Mail: 
Tel.: +49 (0) 391 6110 200

Dr. Thomas Rexer
E-Mail: 
Phone: +49 (0) 391 6110 375

Please note the information regarding storage of personal data.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (f/m/d) | Cellular Biochemistry

 


The Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPIB) in Martinsried, Munich is one of the leading international research institutions in the fields of biochemistry, cell and structural biology and biomedical research. With about 30 scientific departments and research groups and about 800 employees, the MPIB is one of the largest institutes of the Max Planck Society.

The Department of Cellular Biochemistry headed by director Prof. Dr. F. Ulrich Hartl is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (f/m/d).

Scientists in the Cellular Biochemistry department investigate the mechanisms of molecular chaperone functions in protein folding and related cellular processes. The department also studies the interference of toxic protein aggregates with key cellular functions and their role in neurodegenerative diseases. We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join an enthusiastic and collaborative team in an outstanding scientific environment. You will work in a European Research Grant (ERC) funded project to globally analyze the folding of nascent polypeptides using a range of approaches including proteomics methods.

Qualifications

The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry or related fields. Prior experience with mass spectrometry is required. The applicant should have a strong interest in molecular mechanisms of proteostasis and excellent collaboration and communication skills. You should be able to develop new methods independently and have excellent team working skills. Written and oral command of English is essential.

Research environment

The Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, was founded in 1972 with the aim to understand fundamental mechanism of biochemistry, cell and structural biology, biophysics and molecular medicine. New imaging methods as well as proteomics and bioinformatics play an increasingly important role. The institute is part of a strong network of research institutions in the southwest of Munich and provides outstanding research opportunities for its scientists. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art technology and excellent core facilities.

Payment will be according to qualifications and in accordance with TVöD (German public service tariff scale). The initial appointment will be for 2 years with a possible extension. Informal inquiries are welcome and should be sent to Dr. Roman Körner ().

The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in Research and explicitly encourages women to apply.

Application

Then please upload your complete application documents, containing a one-page letter with a personal statement describing your scientific accomplishments and your interests in our department, your CV and bibliography, as well as contact information for three references, in electronic form via the online application websiteDeadline: 15 November 2022

Postdoctoral Researchers (m/f/d) | Molecular and Cell Biology

 


The lab of Meritxell Huch at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics seeks Postdoctoral Researchers (m/f/d) in molecular and cell biology.

Job description

The lab of Meritxell Huch is seeking talented, curiosity-driven postdoctoral scientists to pursue projects investigating molecular and cellular mechanisms of liver and pancreas regeneration and disease using both newly developed organoid and animal models. Epigenetic background, genetic engineering and lipid metabolism backgrounds are desirable. Bioinformatic knowledge is also desirable.

The long-term goal of the Huch lab is to gain mechanistic understanding of the principles that govern proliferation and differentiation of adult organs and tissues using both organoid and animal models with the final objective of understanding organogenesis. Dr Huch pioneered the development of organoid models for non-intestinal tissues with seminal papers on stomach (Cell Stem Cell 2010), liver (Nature 2013, Cell 2015, Nature Protoc 2016, Nature Medicine 2017, Cell stem cell 2021) and pancreas (EMBO J 2013, BMC development 2020) organoids. 

Research group members exploit the liver as a model of extensive regenerative capacity and the pancreas, which exhibits very little regeneration potential, to unveil the biological processes that control adult tissue homeostasis and repair and their deregulation in disease. Their experimental strategy involves the combined use of: (1) animal models and (2) in vitro mouse and human organoid models that recapitulate key aspects of mouse and human liver development, proliferation and regeneration in vivo and in culture, in a controlled environment. The team is highly interdisciplinary, international and collaborative; English is the working language of the Huch lab and the institute. 

Required qualifications

  • A doctoral degree in life science or similar
  • documented experience in bioinformatics or molecular and cellular biology
  • at least one first-author publication in press or in a pre-print server
  • Good command of the English language, 
  • Excellent communication and data presentation skills

Our offer

The full-time position is for an initial period of 2 years with the possibility of extension. Salary and social benefits will be in accordance with the regulations of the German TVöD Bund (salary agreement for public service employees). The MPI-CBG offers a JobTicket in collaboration with the VVO, as well as a broad network for career development and training opportunities through the Max Planck Society.

Your application

Interested candidates should submit a single PDF file comprising:

  • a letter explaining the motivation to join our research group, your research interest and a short description of current research projects demonstrating relevant experience 
  • a CV including your list of potential fellowships, grants, awards/ honors, conference participations and publications 
  • Grade transcripts of academic education and qualifications

Please send all documents by November 15 2022 via our online application system stating Code 2022-PostDoc-MACB-1110.

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis. Start dates would be possible as of February 15 2023. After a first pre-selection of your application, please be prepared to furnish three recommendation letters to be sent in short notice as PDF. 

The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

For further details on the position offered, please contact Meritxell Huch .
Follow us on twitter @MeriHuchlab

Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) | Biogeochemical Integration

 


The Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (MPI-BGC) in Jena is dedicated to interdisciplinary fundamental research in the field of Earth system sciences with a focus on climate and ecosystems. The internationally renowned institute, which currently employs around 230 people, will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2022. Jena is known for high-tech industry, internationally renowned research institutions and a modern university, but it also has a beautiful natural setting in the green Saale valley with steep limestone slopes. The city of Jena has an active student scene and a diverse cultural life. For the department of Biogeochemical Integration we are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) in full time, 2 years, with possibility of extension.

Background and position description

Droughts, forest fires and other massive forest disturbances that have occurred in the last decade may be an early warning signal of coming threats to forests from climate change. However, available data and process understanding of the interactions between climate, major disturbance types and the carbon cycle are limited. This also applies to our ability to simulate the effects of compound extremes and disturbances on the CO2 sequestration potential of forests in future climate projections of Earth system models.

The European Research Council Starting Grant (ERC-StG) project ForExD "Forest vulnerability to compound extremes and disturbances in a changing climate" aims to integrate the study of climate extremes and forest disturbances as part of the common ecoclimatic variability to improve process understanding and attribution of events with strong climate change impacts. This position is primarily assigned to the Climate-Ecosystem Disturbances Interactions group, in collaboration with the Terrestrial Biosphere Modelling group in the Biogeochemical Signals department.  The main objective of this work is to develop representations of biotic and abiotic forest disturbances in the terrestrial biosphere model QUINCY as well as integrated in ICON-Land, the land surface model of ICON-ESM.

Your tasks

  • Conduct independent and creative research on the specific topics described above;
  • Collaborating with and supporting the scientific work of the ForExD team
  • Co-supervision of PhD students
  • Publications in international scientific journals and representation of the research group at national and international meetings

Your profile

  • Successfully completed doctorate in meteorology, bioinformatics, physics, geosciences or comparable fields
  • Basic understanding of terrestrial biogeochemical cycles and biosphere-climate interactions
  • Practical experience in the scientific development and application of dynamic global ecosystem models
  • Previous experience in process-based modelling of vegetation disturbances is ideal, but not required
  • Excellent quantitative skills (e.g. data analysis, modelling)
  • Knowledge of relevant software and higher level programming languages (FORTRAN, c++) as well as Python/R
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken

Our offer

The full-time position as Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) is to be filled by January 2023 (date flexible); part-time work is generally possible. The position will be evaluated and graded following the collective agreement according to TVöD Bund; in addition, we will provide a pension plan based on the public service (VBL). The Max Planck Society (MPS) strives for gender equality and diversity. The MPS aims to increase the proportion of women in areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore explicitly encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from all fields. The Max Planck Society has set itself the goal of employing more severely disabled people. Applications from severely disabled persons are expressly encouraged.

Your application

Please contact Dr. Ana Bastos () for any questions you may have. Are you interested? Please send us your application with cover letter, curriculum vitae as well as names and contact information of two references summarised in a PDF file (max. 10 MB) by October 25, 2022, quoting the reference 41/2022 by e-mail to  or to the

Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie
Personalbüro: Kennwort “Wissenschaftlicher PostDoc”
Hans-Knöll-Straße 10
07745 Jena
Deutschland

We ask that you do not use application folders, but only submit copies, as your documents will be destroyed in accordance with data protection regulations after the application process has been completed. We look forward to receiving your application!

3 Postdoctoral Researcher Positions (m/f/d) at the Dioscuri Centre for Structural Dynamics of Receptors (Krakow, Poland) – Structural Biology

 


3 Postdoctoral Researcher Positions (m/f/d) at the Dioscuri Centre
for Structural Dynamics of Receptors (Krakow, Poland) – Structural Biology

Three postdoctoral positions are available at the Dioscuri Centre for Structural Dynamics of Receptors, led by Przemyslaw Nogly at the Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland), to investigate the molecular mechanisms of photoreceptor proteins. The Nogly Lab applies state-of-the-art structural biology techniques, including time-resolved serial crystallography at synchrotron and X-ray Free Electron Laser to capture proteins' structural dynamics at high spatiotemporal resolution. The structural insights are complemented by biophysical, functional and theoretical studies. The current focus of the lab is to define the structural and mechanistic basis of light perception, energy conversion and signaling output in bacteria and plants. For our recent work, please see Mous et al., Science, (2022) "Dynamics and mechanism of a light-driven chloride pump." Ongoing research, funded within the generous Dioscuri Programme initiated by Max Planck Society and National Science Center, will reveal broader principles of how light is utilized by determining the dynamics of additional photoreceptor proteins. Experimentally derived "molecular movies" of protein in action will provide unique insights into structural transitions and a basis for studying the driving forces behind protein function.

Ph.D. in biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, or a related field is preferred. However, candidates with a background in chemistry or physics and demonstrated interest in protein mechanisms would also be considered. We are looking for candidates with experience in protein biochemistry, crystallography, structural data processing and analysis, and biophysical characterization. One of the positions can be dedicated to data processing and analysis (without experimental work). Exciting crystallographic data is already available for processing and analysis.
The working language is English and we will assist in finding accommodation and dealing with the administration to ensure a smooth start in the beautiful city of Krakow.


What we expect from you

  • A team-oriented, flexible personality driven by curiosity and ambition
  • A PhD in biology, physics or chemistry
  • Experience in protein biochemistry, crystallography, biophysical characterization or structural data processing and analysis
  • Programming/scripting skills are a plus
  • Knowledge of the Polish language is not a requirement


What we offer

  • Full employment contract initially for 6 months and extending to maximum of 4 years after initial period
  • Position with 100% focus on research (no teaching obligations)
  • Benefits including reduced-rate for an individual private medical care package and membership in MultiSport programme
  • Cutting-edge equipped, newly installed laboratories
  • Full technical, administrative and organizational support from professional English-speaking personnel
  • Participation in courses, scientific training, support from peers, and academic mentoring
  • Competitive salary in line with experience


About the Faculty

The Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology is one of the sixteen faculties of Jagiellonian University. FBBB is a leading research and teaching institution in Poland well recognized internationally in the field of modern biology. Since 2001 the Faculty occupies a modern "intelligent building" located on the Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Jagiellonian University.
Research conducted at the Faculty includes contemporary biochemical, biophysical and biotechnological aspects of biological objects ranging from the molecular level through the cellular and up to the level of whole animal and plant organisms. Many modern experimental and computational methods are used by researchers of the Faculty in standard and specialized laboratories that are well equipped with modern scientific instruments.
According to the Nature Index (May 2016), that tracks the affiliations of original research articles, the Faculty received the highest score among all life science research institutions in Poland.

How to apply

Please sent any nquiries and applications with CV to: przemyslaw.nogly@uj.edu.pl
The review of applications will start on 05.10.2022, application deadline is 24.10.2022. However, applications are also welcome afterwards since hiring will continue until the positions are filled.

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