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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.

With equal professional qualification, severely disabled persons will be prioritized.
Starting date: as soon as possible - Initial contract for 3 years –

Salary: TVöD E13 (65%)
Probation period: 6 months
Published: 10.05.2016

Closing date: 07.06.2016
Applicants are required to complete the online application form here: https://hzi.opencampus.net/ (Please refer to the job number 18/2016)
For questions regarding the PhD project, please contact Prof. Dr. Teresa Carlomagno via e-mail teresa.carlomagno@helmholtz-hzi.de or phone +49-531-6181-7300.

Contact detail

How to apply:
Applicants are required to complete the online application form here: https://hzi.opencampus.net/ (Please refer to the job number 18/2016)
Send application to
Further information about the institute and the research group of Prof. Dr. Teresa Carlomagno can be found on our website: http://www.carlomagno-group.org/

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Niedersachsen)
Working place
38124 Braunschweig
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Chemistry