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PhD position: NMR spectroscopy of molecular machines

The department/research group NMR-based Structural Chemistry of Prof. Dr. Teresa Carlomagno at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig (Germany) is offering a

PhD position:  “NMR spectroscopy of molecular machines”

Project description:
The group studies RNA-protein and protein-protein complexes involved in RNA metabolism, regulation of gene expression and protein homeostasis. We use an integrative structural biology approach in solution, where state-of-the-art Nuclear Magnetic Resonance techniques are complemented by Small Angle Scattering, Electron Paramagnetic Resonance and biochemical data to reveal the structure and mechanism of function of molecular machines.

We are looking for PhD candidates to study:
  • Multicomponent complex involved in protein quality control and homeostasis
  • RNP complexes involved in bacterial infections

  • Master’s Degree/Diploma in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a related field of the life sciences
  • Excellent English communication skills (written and spoken)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of an international team
  • A strong desire to do research with high self-motivation and enthusiasm
  • Analytical skills, broad scientific interests and an excellent university track record.
  • Excellent laboratory skills, experience with NMR spectroscopy and protein expression and purification will be considered as a bonus.

Starting date: as soon as possible (initial contract for 3 years)

Salary: TVöD E13 (65%)

Probation period: 6 months

Closing date: 03.04.2016

Application: Applicants are required to complete the online application form here: (Please refer to the job number 08/2016)

Equal Opportunities are part of our personnel policy – qualified women are especially invited to apply. With equal professional qualification, severely disabled persons will be prioritized.

Further information:
The Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, the largest scientific organization in Germany. The HZI offers a unique research environment in the field of infection biology, excellent state-of-the-art equipment, a stimulating scientific community and intensive training of scientific and personal skills.
Further information about the institute and the research group of Prof. Dr. Teresa Carlomagno can be found on our website:

How to apply:
Applicants are required to complete the online application form here: (Please refer to the job number 08/2016)
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For questions regarding the PhD project, please contact Prof. Dr. Teresa Carlomagno via e-mail or phone +49-531-6181-7300.
While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: 08/2016

About Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung GmbH

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung. Wir konzentrieren uns auf Bakterien, die medizinisch relevant sind oder als Modell für die Erforschung von Infektionsmechanismen genutzt werden. Mit unserer Arbeit leisten wir einen nachhaltigen Beitrag für die Gesundheitsvorsorge.

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