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Postdoctoral position in the field of protein chemistry/enzymology

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Postdoctoral position in the field of protein chemistry/enzymology

Join our scientific team in a key position and be responsible for the research on technical enzymes. You will work in a team on the identification, purification and characterization of enzymes with potential for application in industrial biotechnology, medicine and plant protection. You will perform complex protein expression and purification work as well as biochemical work to verify enzyme activity. The scientific project coordination with our industrial partners is also part of your job as well as the publication of results and the supervision of doctoral students.

What we expect from you:
  • You have successfully completed your studies with a PhD degree in the areas of biochemistry, biology, biotechnology or a comparable field
  • You have a specialized knowledge in molecular biology and biochemistry and good laboratory experience in protein expression, purification (large-scale), and characterization of enzymes
  • Experience in LC and GC analysis as well as knowledge in bioinformatics are desired
  • You are an independent worker, analytical thinker and have a high degree of creativity
  • A good publication record is as self-evident as a very good knowledge of English, German is a plus
  • You like to work in a multicultural, highly motivated team and are characterized by your communication skills
  • You are enjoying the supervision of doctoral students and students

What you can expect from us:

The Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME practice applied life sciences from molecule to ecosystem. The project group "Bioresources", a member of the research network of the LOEWE center offers a varied and challenging work environment in a stimulating and interdisciplinary research environment with very good infrastructure and many industrial partners.

You will find more details about this:
http://www.ime.fraunhofer.de/en/businessareasMB/bioresources.html or http://www.insekten-biotechnologie.de/start.html.

Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD). Additionally Fraunhofer may grant performance-based variable remuneration components.
The working time consists of 39 hours per week.
The position is initially limited until 31.12.2016.
In case of identical qualifications, preference will be given to severely disabled candidates.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is committed to providing equal career opportunities for men and women.

Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas.

Job Reference: IME-BR-2015-5
Closing Date: 26.07.2015

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How to apply:
Please apply directly online by clicking on the blue "Apply" button on our homepage.
Please abstain from submitting paper copies for environmental reasons.
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For questions about this position please contact:
Frau Dr. Ina Schüttmann (ina.schuettmann@ime.fraunhofer.de).


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Germany (Hessen)
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35394 Giessen (Lahn)
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