PhD student sensory photoreceptors & optogenetics
The Department of Biochemistry is housed in a brand-new building at the University of Bayreuth and is equipped with top-notch instrumentation for biochemistry, protein crystallography, optical spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and flow cytometry. In addition to offering excellent training and research infrastructure, the institute and the university provide a highly interdisciplinary and stimulating environment for biochemical/biophysical projects. The PhD candidate will be enrolled in the BayNAT graduate school (http://www.baynat.uni-bayreuth.de/en/phds/index.php) with an anticipated starting date of June 1st 2016 or later. The project is funded by a DFG research grant, and salary is according to the TV-L scale.
The ideal candidate holds an excellent M. Sc. or diploma degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Chemistry or a related discipline. Enthusiasm for experimental research, ability to work in a team and good English skills are expected. Training and prior research experience in one or several of the following subjects are of decisive advantage: molecular biology, protein biochemistry and crystallography, biomolecular spectroscopy and cell culture.
Applications from handicapped persons will be favored when all other qualifications are equal. The University of Bayreuth is an equal opportunity employer and we therefore especially encourage women to apply.
Applications should be sent as PDF to the below email address and should comprise CV, course transcripts and contact information for two referees willing to provide reference letters. A motivation letter explaining why you are interested in our research and in joining our group should be included as well.
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University of Bayreuth
Department of Biochemistry, NW III
95447 Bayreuth, Germany
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