Two Postdoc fellow postions in the area of structural biology at MPI, University of Cologne, Germany
The research group of the Alexander von Humboldt Professor Jijie Chai at the invites applications for Postdoctoral fellows.
Area: Structural biology
Starting Date: August 2017.
Duration: The initial contract will be funded for two years and be extended up to 4, 5 years
Working hours: 39,83 hours (100% position).
Fellowship: payment is based on the German TV-L E13 scale.
Research Center: The research group of the Professor Jijie Chai, recently established at the University of Cologne, has a competitive research lab based at Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research.
- The labs focus is on the understanding of structural and functional aspects of Receptor-like Kinases (RLKs) and NOD-like receptors (NLRs), mainly using crystallography and Cryo-Electron Microscopy (Cryo-EM).
- The research group Chai is collaborating with many groups including those from the University of Cologne, the MPI for Plant Breeding Research & Tsinghua University in several ongoing projects.
- PhD in a relevant field is required
- Driven by the motivation to discover something new and to make a relevant contribution in the field of structural biology.
- Prior high-level research experience
- Ability to drive projects with a high degree of independence are a requisite.
- Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills including good IT literacy,
- Willingness and ability to learn new methodologies and strong communication skills especially the ability to write clearly and concisely in English.
- One position requires profound knowledge of biochemistry and molecular biology and prior research experience in the field of structural biology. Alongwith, A strong plus is experience working with Cryo-EM.
- The other position requires a strong background in chemistry, preferred in combination with biological questions.
|Organization||MPI, University of Cologne|
|Fellowship amount||As per Uni. regulations|