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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 underlyi

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-ba

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

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 w

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,  13 C and  15 N) 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 isotop

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:  rumiana.dimo

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

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 Gra

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 201

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, ava

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 c