Doktorandenstelle (d/m/w)

Das Helmholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung in Leipzig sucht eine engagierte / einen engagierten Doktorandin/en (m/f/x) zur Untersuchung des Transports organischer Chemikalien durch biologische Zellmembranen. Der aktive Transport von organischen Verbindungen durch Zellschichten soll mit einem Transwell-Ansatz experimentell untersucht werden. Sie sind sowohl für die Kultivierung der Zellen im Transwell-Ansatz verantwortlich als auch für die Durchführung der Versuche, die Analytik, die Auswertung und die Interpretation.
Bewerbungsfrist 30.09.2021. Die Stelle ist auf drei Jahre befristet.
Für eine elektronische Bewerbung und weitere Informationen besuchen Sie bitte die folgende Webseite: https://recruitingapp-5128.de.umantis.com/Vacancies/2234/Description/1

PhD Student or Postdoc (f/m/d) (Code number 18-21)

Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie Göttingen
The Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry is one of the largest institutes of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science and conducts basic research to advance knowledge and benefit society. Innovative projects and interdisciplinary cooperation characterize research within the Max Planck Society.
The research group of Computational Biomolecular Dynamics (Prof. Dr. Bert de Groot) invites applications for a position as
PhD Student or Postdoc (f/m/d) (Code number 18-21)
for the following projects
         • Interactions of focused ultrasounds with lipid membranes and ion channels
         • Pharmacological regulation of potassium channels
         • Combined computational alchemy and deep learning for:
                      o ligand design and optimisation for drug development
                      o mutation scans in protein design and drug resistance

The successful candidate for either position has a keen interest and strong skills in computational molecular physics, structural biology, statistical mechanics, and scientific computing, and a strong interest in interdisciplinary research and collaboration with experimental groups.
PhD candidates hold (or expect to complete soon) a Masters 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 four years funding, 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. For those who are interested, the institute offers free German courses.
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.
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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry Research Group „Computational Biomolecular Dynamics“ Prof. Dr. Bert de Groot Am Fassberg 11 37077 Göttingen Germany
Web: https://www.mpibpc.mpg.de/degroot Information pursuant to Article 13 DS-GVO on the collection and processing of personal data during the application process can be found on our website below the respective job advertisement.

PhD Position in Experimental Molecular Biophysics

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the research group of Professor Karin Hauser at the University of Konstanz. The project is dedicated to study protein folding dynamics by time-resolved infrared (IR) spectroscopy. In particular, a homebuilt IR spectrometer with a laser-excited temperature-jump will be used to monitor submillisecond structural dynamics. Focus of the project is the understanding of molecular mechanisms in the stabilization of protein structures. Model peptides with novel site-specific infrared probes will be applied to analyze structural dynamics on the basis of individual amino acids, thereby exploring backbone and side-chain dynamics separately.
We are looking for a highly motivated student who has successfully completed a master in (bio)physics or chemistry. The ideal candidate should have experience in spectroscopic techniques or laser spectroscopy or optics. Interest in biophysical research and interdisciplinary work is expected. Further requirements are the ability to work independently and in a team, as well as good English language proficiency.
The position is integrated in the Collaborative Research Center 969 “Chemical and Biological Principles of Cellular Proteostasis” (A2) and immediately available. Interested candidates should send their application (including motivation letter, CV, brief summary of master thesis, certificates) by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Related publications:
Scheerer, D., Chi, H., McElheny, D., Keiderling, T., Hauser, K. "Enhanced sensitivity to local dynamics in peptides by use of temperature-jump IR-spectroscopy and isotope labeling", Chem Eur J, 2020, 26, 3524-3534
Siu, H., Heck, B., Kovermann, M., Hauser, K. "Template-assisted design of monomeric polyQ models to unravel the unique role of glutamine side chains in disease-related aggregation", Chemical Science 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0SC05299J
Popp, A., Scheerer, D., Heck, B., Hauser, K. "Biomolecular dynamics studied with IRspectroscopy using quantum cascade lasers combined with nanosecond perturbation techniques", Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc, 2017, 181, 192–199

Further information: www.biophysik.uni-konstanz.de

PhD Student or Postdoc (f/m/d) (Code number 19-21)

Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie Göttingen
The Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry is one of the largest institutes of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science 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 19-21) for the project Theory and Algorithms for Structure Determination from Ultrafast Single Molecule X-FEL Diffraction and Fluctuation Correlation X-Ray Scattering Experiments
The aim is to develop Bayesian methods to obtain high-resolution molecular structures and dynamics from sparse and noisy experimental data. A particular focus is to develop accurate uncertainty models to be included within the probabilistic approach.
More details: www.mpibpc.mpg.de/9660732/SM-Ultrafast-XRay-Diffraction
The successful candidate has a keen interest and strong skills in computational physics and probability theory, and also a strong interest in interdisciplinary research and collaboration with experimental groups.
PhD candidates hold (or expect to complete soon) a Masters 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 four years funding, 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. The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.
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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry Department „Theoretical and Computational Biophysics“ Prof. Dr. Helmut Grubmüller Am Fassberg 11 37077 Göttingen Germany
Web: www.mpibpc.mpg.de/grubmueller
Information pursuant to Article 13 DS-GVO on the collection and processing of personal data during the application process can be found on our website below the respective job advertisement.

PhD Position in Biophysical Chemistry

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the research group of Professor Karin Hauser at the University of Konstanz. The project is dedicated to study molecular interaction mechanisms with infrared spectroscopy. We established an ATR-FTIR spectroscopic approach to study aggregation pathways of polyglutamine (polyQ) proteins by the controlled initiation of the aggregation process facilitating the structural characterization of intermediates in dependence of time. Expanded glutamine repeats are found in many neurodegenerative diseases, but molecular mechanisms leading to disease-related aggregates or preventing aggregation are not well understood. Focus of the project is the further development of the infrared spectroscopic approach and the analysis of molecular interactions between polyQ repeats and chaperones. PolyQ aggregation kinetics and pathways shall be analyzed in the presence of chaperones to get insights into molecular mechanisms of chaperone function. Applications are invited for a PhD position in the research group of Professor Karin Hauser at the University of Konstanz. The project is dedicated to study molecular interaction mechanisms with infrared spectroscopy. We established an ATR-FTIR spectroscopic approach to study aggregation pathways of polyglutamine (polyQ) proteins by the controlled initiation of the aggregation process facilitating the structural characterization of intermediates in dependence of time. Expanded glutamine repeats are found in many neurodegenerative diseases, but molecular mechanisms leading to disease-related aggregates or preventing aggregation are not well understood. Focus of the project is the further development of the infrared spectroscopic approach and the analysis of molecular interactions between polyQ repeats and chaperones. PolyQ aggregation kinetics and pathways shall be analyzed in the presence of chaperones to get insights into molecular mechanisms of chaperone function.

We are looking for a highly motivated student who has successfully completed a master in (bio)chemistry, (bio)physics, life science or biology. The ideal candidate should have a strong interest in spectroscopy and biophysical research. Further requirements are the ability to work independently and in a team, as well as good English language proficiency.

The position is integrated in the Collaborative Research Center 969 “Chemical and Biological Principles of Cellular Proteostasis” (A2) and immediately available.Interested candidates should send their application (including motivation letter, CV, brief summary of master thesis, certificates) by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. publications:
Yushchenko, T., Deuerling, E., Hauser, K. "Insights into the aggregation mechanism of polyQ proteins with different glutamine repeat lengths", Biophys. J., 2018, 114, 1847-1857
Krüger, A., Bürkle, A., Hauser, K.*, Mangerich, A.* "Real-time monitoring of PARP1-dependent PARylation by ATR-FTIR spectroscopy", Nat. Commun 2020, 11, 2174

Further information: www.biophysik.uni-konstanz.de
Distributed: 1.12.2020

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