2 Postdoc Positions: Structural Biology, University of Cologne 1582 views

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.

 Focus Areas:

  1. 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).
  2. 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.


  1. PhD in a relevant field is required
  2. Driven by the motivation to discover something new and to make a relevant contribution in the field of structural biology.
  3. Prior high-level research experience
  4. Ability to drive projects with a high degree of independence are a requisite.
  5. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills including good IT literacy,
  6. Willingness and ability to learn new methodologies and strong communication skills especially the ability to write clearly and concisely in English.
  7. 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.
  8. The other position requires a strong background in chemistry, preferred in combination with biological questions.

Deadline: 01/06/2017

Quick Overview————-
Organization MPI, University of Cologne
Fellowship Level Postdoc
Country Germany
Subject areas Biotechnology
Fellowship amount As per Uni. regulations
Eligibility PhD degree
Deadline 01/06/2017



Company Information
  • Total Jobs 6 Jobs
  • Address Germany
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