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Postdoc/Teamleader position: Downstream Processing of Cell Culture-Derived Virus Particles and Proteins

The Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg, Department of Bioprocess Engineering (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Udo Reichl), has an opening for a:
Postdoc/Teamleader position
Downstream Processing of Cell Culture-Derived Virus Particles and Proteins
The position is granted for 3+3 years with the aim to gain scientific experience to qualify for next level positions. As a postdoc/teamleader you are assigned to the head of the Bioprocess Engineering department but the next step might be leading a research group of your own. The salary will be according to the German pay grade to conduct scientific research. In addition, the financing includes a competitive package for personal, equipment, and yearly operating costs.
Our downstream processing activities focus on the establishment and optimization of novel applications, techniques, and matrices for the purification of virus particles (e.g. influenza virus, vaccinia virus, flaviviridae), virus like particles, and other cell cultured-derived biologicals, i.e. recombinant proteins/glyco­proteins. Furthermore we develop new analytical tools for monitoring individual unit operations and purification trains, and investigate the aggregation behavior of macromolecular biological components and virus particles.
Your profile:
We seek for a candidate with a PhD degree in biosystems engineering, bioprocess engineering, biotechnology or related engineering and natural science disciplines. Knowledge about downstream processing of animal cell culture-derived virus particles, virus-like particles or recombinant proteins, on-line and off-line process analytics, regulatory aspects, and experience with modeling of chromatography processes is appreciated. Moreover, the ideal candidate is highly motivated to work efficiently, self-directed and as part of an interdisciplinary team on scientific challenges.

Contact detail

How to apply:
Please submit your structured CV together with a motivation letter, copies of master and bachelor degrees, high school certificate, and personal references until September 30, 2016.
Note that applications from women are especially welcome and that the Max Planck Society is committed to employing disabled individuals and encourages them to apply.

Send application to
Annegret Frauendienst

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Sachsen-Anhalt)
Working place
39106 Magdeburg
Area of expertise
Biotechnology, Biology & Life Sciences, Chemical & Process Engineering, Medical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Engineering