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PhD Student (m/f)

Workscope: Research Associate

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The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e. V. (HZDR) has an excellent reputation as an international competence centre for research in the sectors health, energy and matter with more than 1,100 employees. HZDR is a member of Germany`s largest research organisation – Helmholtz Association (HGF). Further information can be found at http://www.hzdr.de.

The Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology invites applications as

PhD Student (m/f)

The position will be available from 01.05.2016. The employment contract is limited to three years. The salary is based on the collective agreement TVöD-Bund. The place of work is Dresden-Rossendorf.

  • Diploma or Master's degree in biotechnology, molecular biology or related field knowledge in biotechnology, genetics, chemistry
  • experiences in the heterologous expression of proteins and purification of fusion proteins
  • interest in the immobilisation of proteins for the development of biosorptive materials
  • experimental skills, ability to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • willingness to write a doctoral dissertation
  • interest in applied research and work in an interdisciplinary project
  • very good English skills and experience with MS Office
  • Application of Phage surface Display Technology for the isolation of metal binding phages
  • synthesis of recombinant metal binding proteins
  • characterisation of the interactions of the proteins with metals
  • development of a biosorptive material for the removal of metals
  • publication of the results and presentation on conferences
  • writing of a doctorate dissertation

Contact detail

How to apply:
Please submit your complete application (cover letter, CV, certificates,…) by 15.03.2016 via Online application https://www.hzdr.de/jobs.
Send application to
For further information, please contact Dr. Katrin Pollmann, Tel.: +49 351 260 - 2946 and Dr. Martin Rudolph, Tel.: +49 351 260 - 4410, +49 3731 39 3450.

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Sachsen)
Working place
01328 Dresden
Area of expertise
Biotechnology, Biology & Life Sciences, Chemistry