PhD student position in structural biology

 TU München  Garching
The TUM Department of Chemistry is seeking applications for a PhD student position in integrative structural biology. The position is embedded within the DFG-funded Emmy Noether junior research group on virion assembly led by Dr. Anne Schütz.

Activities and responsibilities

Our young group integrates spectroscopic and microscopic techniques to study the organization of large biomolecular assemblies. Our research focus is on the Hepatitis B virus - one of the most common pathogens afflicting humans worldwide. Our goal is a better understanding of the assembly of the virion - a prerequisite for the rational design of drug molecules that manipulate its form and function in desired ways.

Qualification profile

The positions are open to candidates having a M.Sc. or equivalent degree in (bio)chemistry, physics, biology or related fields. A master thesis with the option to subsequently transfer to a doctoral student position is also possible. Your work will involve an integration of biochemistry, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and electron microscopy as well as computational approaches for structure determination. Previous experience in any of these fields is beneficial but secondary to commitment and a keen interest in learning these techniques.

We offer

You will join a young and emerging research group and become part of a multi-disciplinary collaboration with virologists and medical scientists at TUM Medical Department (Klinikum Rechts der Isar). More information can be found on our website
Doctoral candidates will be employed by TUM (65 % TV-L E13) for a total duration of three years and will be enrolled in the TUM Graduate School receiving a structured doctoral training.

Send application to

We look forward to receiving your application including your CV, a copy of your most recent thesis, a transcript of your grades, a motivation letter and contact information of two referees. Positions are available immediately. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
Applications and questions regarding the positions should be sent to

Dr. Anne Schütz
Bayerisches NMR Zentrum
Department Chemie
Technische Universität München
Lichtenbergstr. 4
85747 Garching

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