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PhD position (Molecular Biology): Protein quality control and aging

In the field of “Protein quality control and aging” the research group of Dr Anton Khmelinskii offers the following PhD project:

Quality control of mislocalized proteins

In this project we will dissect quality control mechanisms of mislocalized proteins through a combination of high-throughput screening, molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry. We will take advantage of powerful yeast genetics and a proteome-wide platform for conditional protein mislocalization to screen for machinery involved in quality control of different types of mislocalized proteins, to understand how cells recognize mislocalized proteins as abnormal and to investigate the roles of such quality control systems in the aging process.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or related fields. The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic team and combine genetic screening approaches with proteomics, biochemistry and molecular biology techniques to uncover general principles of protein quality control. Excellent core facilities in the institute will provide the necessary support with mass spectrometry, sequencing and flow cytometry requirements of the project.

We offer
  • The possibility to work on a cutting-edge project using state-of-the-art technology in a highly motivated research team
  • A stimulating, diverse and international research environment
  • Advanced training opportunities in scientific, technical and transferrable skills
  • Fully funded positions
Required qualifications
  • Master or Diploma
  • Motivation to solve complex scientific problems
  • Good communication skills in English
Further requirement:
  • Two letters of reference

Starting date: 1 October 2018 or later
Duration of stipend/salary: 3 years, with the possibility of extension
Deadline for registration (exclusively online via web form): 15 May 2018

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About Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH

Our International PhD Programme on the “Gene Regulation, Epigenetics and DNA Damage Response” gives talented and enthusiastic students the opportunity to undertake PhD research at the cutting edge of modern biology. Our groups cover a broad range of expertise and include leading biochemists, geneticists, cell and developmental biologists who study the molecular mechanisms of...

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