• Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biophysik e.V.
  • Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biophysik e.V.
  • Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biophysik e.V.
  • Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biophysik e.V.
  • Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biophysik e.V.
  • Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biophysik e.V.
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15 PhD-student positions: Innovative training network PROTON

PROTON is an international training network (ITN) in the frame of Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA). 10 academic and 2 industrial partners joint to train 15 PhD students in the field of proton transport and proton coupled transport. The research projects of the PhD students aim at clarifying the molecular reaction mechanisms of protons in the confines of interfacial water layers and proteinaceous cavities with emphasis on proton mobility.

PROTON offers full time positions for 36 months with many additional benefits.

Students interested in joining PROTON are invited to apply. The earliest starting day is 1.10.2019. We look for students holding or very close to completing their Master degree in (Bio)Physics, (Bio)Chemistry or Optics with the following qualities: i) exceptional academic performance, including qualifications, prizes; ii) subject specific skills and expertise iii) communication, presentation skills and team working abilities.

You are eligible to apply if you are: (i) in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of your research career; (ii) have not resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of your potential host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. iii) are competent in written and spoken English.

https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/431883

PhD Position from autumn 2019 Research Projects in Biophysical Chemistry at the University of Freiburg

We are a young, interdisciplinary team in biophysical chemistry and connected
to the department of pharmaceutics at Freiburg University. We collaborate with
groups in Prague, Halle, Jena, Shanghai.
Interaction of antimicrobial polymers with lipid membranes.
We work with alternatives to classical antibiotics. Using microcalorimetry, timecorrelated
fluorescence spectroscopy, monolayers, and other biophysical
methods, we investigate the selectivity of antimicrobial polymers for different
lipid membranes, and thus organisms.
We measure and model membrane permeabilization, characterize the
interactions of the designed antimicrobial compounds, and reach out to
microbiology.


We are looking for motivated colleagues
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PhD Student or Postdoc (f/m/d) 08-19 at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

PhD Student or Postdoc (f/m/d)

 

Ausschreibungsnummer: 08-19

Stellenangebot vom 28. März 2019

The Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry is one of the largest institutes of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science e. V. and conducts basic research to advance knowledge and benefit society. Innovative projects and interdisciplinary cooperation characterize research within the Max Planck Society.

The Department of Theoretical and Computational Biophysics (Prof. Dr. Helmut Grubmüller) invites applications for a position as

PhD Student or Postdoc (f/m/d)
(Code Number 08-19)

for the project

- Mechanism of Ribosomal Antibiotics-Induced Stalling Studied by Molecular Dynamics Simulations and Non-Equilibrium Statistical Physics -

The ribosome synthesizes proteins by catalyzing peptide bonds between amino acids and is the target for many antibiotics. The growing peptide chain leaves the ribosome through a 10-nm exit tunnel. Certain antibiotics, the macrolides, bind inside this tunnel. Depending on the sequence of the peptide, the presence of these antibiotics can have different consequences: (1) peptides are not able to pass by the antibiotic, thereby stalling the ribosome, (2) peptides extend further than the antibiotic binding site but are stalled at a later stage, and (3) peptides can pass the antibiotic and become fully synthesized. This sequence-specific stalling is used by bacteria as a sensor for the presence of the antibiotics and to regulate resistance mechanisms, but also has pharmacological implications. The aim of the project is to use extensive MD simulations of different peptides and antibiotics in the ribosomal tunnel to understand how the interplay between the peptides, the antibiotics and the ribosome leads to the sequence-specific stalling, and to rationalize the results in terms of a simplified statistical mechanics model. (https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms12026)

The successful candidate for either position has a keen interest in computational molecular biophysics and in interdisciplinary collaborative research, as well as a strong background in theoretical physics or physical chemistry, structural biology, and scientific computing.

PhD candidates hold (or expect to complete soon) a Master’s or equivalent degree; Postdocs hold a PhD or equivalent degree in any of these or a related field.

PhD students will have the opportunity to participate in one of several available PhD programs, with three years funding and a possibility of extension, in collaboration with the University of Göttingen. Masters students aiming at a fast track PhD are also welcome. The Postdoc position is limited to two years with a possibility of extension.

Payment and benefits are based on the TVöD guidelines. The starting date is flexible.

The group language is English, so no German language skills are required – but it’s 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.

Interested? Submit your application including cover letter (explaining background and motivation), CV, transcripts, and publication record preferably via e-mail as one single PDF file to

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Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Department of Theoretical and Computational Biophysics
Prof. Dr. Helmut Grubmüller
Am Fassberg 11
37077 Göttingen
Germany

Tenure Track Professorship in Experimental Molecular Biophysics salary grade: initially W 2, 5 years; after evaluation W 2 with tenure reference code: TT-Biophys

Freie Universität Berlin Department of Physics


Tenure Track Professorship in Experimental Molecular Biophysics salary grade: initially W 2, 5 years; after evaluation W 2 with tenure reference code: TT-Biophys

Application deadline: 30.09.2019

The successful applicant will cover Experimental Molecular Biophysics in research and teaching.
Appointment requirements are governed by Article 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz - BerlHG).

The successful candidate is required to have a distinguished record of preferably international research activities in the field of experimental molecular biophysics. We are looking for someone experienced in the development of experimental methods, e.g. for analyzing the structure and function of proteins. Applicants will have experience in university teaching of physics at the Bachelor and Master level, preferably in an international environment. Additionally, she or he is expected to have experience in acquiring and leading externally funded research projects.

Apart from the official duties in accordance with Article 99 of the Berlin Higher Education Act, we expect the appointee to engage in the following activities:
She or he is expected to independently manage a group working on issues of experimental molecular biophysics. The appointee should participate in the joint projects of Freie Universität Berlin (e.g. Focus Area Nanoscale, SfB 1078 “Protonation Dynamics in Protein Function”) and in the Berlin research environment.

Teaching and research will include aspects of gender and diversity approaches. If necessary, the appointee is expected to acquire missing German language skills.
The professor will be appointed as a civil servant for an initial period of five years.

Under the condition that the appointee passes the tenure evaluation, upon its expiry the tenure track professorship entails appointment to the tenured position which will not be advertised. Objectives for this evaluation will be negotiated during the appointment procedure for the tenure track professorship (according to Article 102 c BerlHG).

The objectives to be agreed upon will include (but are not limited to) the following areas:
• Research
• Teaching
• Support of junior scholars
• Academic self-governance
• Personnel leadership
• Language proficiency

The conditions of employment according to civil service law must be fulfilled at the time of the tenure appointment.
Please note that Article 102 c, Sections 3 and 7 of the BerlHG applies for candidates that completed their PhD at Freie Universität Berlin and/or are employed at Freie Universität Berlin.

Further Information
Applications should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification in German or English; if applicable the letter of appointment (please add translations if needed), a list of publications, a list of courses previously taught, and evidence of teaching competence. Furthermore, please include information on involvement in ongoing and future research endeavours, joint research projects and externally funded projects, and if necessary language certificates. If applicable for the respective content area, please give information on industrial cooperation, inventions/patents and spin-offs.

All materials including a private postal and an email address must be received preferably electronically in one PDF file (maximum 5 MB), quoting the reference code no later than September 30th , 2019 at
Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Physik
Dekanat
z. Hd. Frau Theodos
Arnimallee 14
14195 Berlin
Germany
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Application guidelines, general information on the appointment procedure, appointment requirements for professorships at Freie Universität Berlin, and regulations of the Berlin Higher Education Act which are relevant for professorships (Articles 99, 100, 101, 102 a,102 c BerlHG) can be found online: www.fu-berlin.de/praesidialamt. For additional details, please visit www.fu-berlin.de and https://www.physik.fu-berlin.de/en/index.html.

PhD Student or Postdoc (f/m/d) 07-19 at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

PhD Student or Postdoc (f/m/d)

 

Job Code: 07-19

Job Offer from March 28, 2019

The Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry is one of the largest institutes of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science e. V. and conducts basic research to advance knowledge and benefit society. Innovative projects and interdisciplinary cooperation characterize research within the Max Planck Society.

The Department of Theoretical and Computational Biophysics (Prof. Dr. Helmut Grubmüller) invites applications for a position as

PhD Student or Postdoc (f/m/d)
(Code Number 07-19)

for the project

- Macromolecular Structures from Single Molecule X-Ray Diffraction Experiments -

to advance structure refinement of single molecule x-ray diffraction data. In these “diffract and destroy” experiments, femtosecond x-ray free electron laser pulses are shot at a single molecule, and the diffraction pattern is recorded. Depending on sample size, only very few photons are scattered in each shot, such that many scattering images have to be combined. The analysis is complicated by the fact that for each shot the orientation of the sample molecule is random and unknown. We have recently shown that as few as three recorded photons per image suffice. You will develop, implement, and test with recent experimental data a rigorous Bayesian approach, which holds the promise to drastically reduce the number of required photons, thus rendering single molecule x-ray structure determination feasible.
(https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-04830-4)

The successful candidate for either position has a keen interest and strong skills in computational physics, mathematics, and probability theory and a strong interest in interdisciplinary collaborative research.

PhD candidates hold (or expect to complete soon) a Master’s or equivalent degree; Postdocs hold a PhD or equivalent degree in any of these or a related field.

PhD students will have the opportunity to participate in one of several available PhD programs, with three years funding and a possibility of extension, in collaboration with the University of Göttingen. Masters students aiming at a fast track PhD are also welcome. The Postdoc position is limited to two years with a possibility of extension.

Payment and benefits are based on the TVöD guidelines. The starting date is flexible.

The group language is English, so no German language skills are required – but it’s 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.

Interested? Submit your application including cover letter (explaining background and motivation), CV, transcripts, and publication record preferably via e-mail as one single PDF file to

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Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Department of Theoretical and Computational Biophysics
Prof. Dr. Helmut Grubmüller
Am Fassberg 11
37077 Göttingen
Germany