Max Planck Institute
for Molecular Physiology
PhD position: “Biochemical reconstitution of cell division and
its modulation with supra-molecular chemistry”
A PhD position is available to work in the research group of Prof. Andrea Musacchio at the Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Physiology in Dortmund, Germany. The Musacchio laboratory applies a combination of biochemical reconstitutions and structural analyses to investigate crucial mechanistic aspects of the process of cell division in human cells, in particular regarding the process of chromosome segregation. Further information on research and publications of the Musacchio group can be found at http://www.mpi-dortmund.mpg.de/8695/Mechanistische_Zellbiologie
The project will develop in close collaboration with supra-molecular chemistry groups within the Collaborative Research Center 1093 (https://www.uni-due.de/crc1093/
). The CRC wants to promote a deeper understanding of the underlying principles of protein recognition, manipulation and functional modulation by external agents. The specific PhD project aims to develop supramolecular ligands that modulate (e.g. interfere or enhance) macromolecular interactions within kinetochores that are crucial for accurate chromosome segregation.
Applicants need a master or diploma in Chemistry or related fields and should be highly motivated to work in basic research. Experience in handling proteins is desirable but not strictly required. The project will benefit from an excellent scientific environment, state of the art equipment and central facilities, and a graduate program of the Collaborative Research Center 1093 at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
Salary is according to TVöD E13 (65%) and is initially available for three years with a starting date of March 2016 or earlier.
Please use for application the CRC1093 Application Form (https://www.uni-due.de/crc1093/en/jobs.php
) and send your application by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Application deadline is January 31st, 2016.
The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce
and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.
The Max-Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepre-
sented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.