Postdoctoral position in Centrosome Organisation

Updated: 25 days ago

Over the past decade, research in the Hyman lab has focused on intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) and their ability to phase separate. After investigating how liquid-liquid phase separation is involved in centrosomal organization of the C. elegans embryo, we are now addressing the control mechanism of phase separation specifically to coiled coil proteins. As a protein expert, you will also provide a resource platform involving purification of standard lab proteins, teaching and troubleshooting protein production for collaborative projects, in and outside of the lab.

This position is affiliated to a 3-year Wellcome Trust grant for working on the Centrosome Organization together with Prof. Jordan Raff’s lab at the University of Oxford, UK.

Salary and social benefits will be in accordance with the regulations of the German TVöD Bund (salary agreement for public service employees). The contract will be initially limited for 3 years with the possibility of extension.

Working at the MPI-CBG offers many advantages due to well-established in-house scientific facilities. Interdisciplinary research coupled to a highly communicative environment are the key success of our institute. In a survey conducted by The Scientist, the MPI-CBG was ranked number one for institutions outside of the United States for postdocs.

Candidate profile:

  • Candidates have a PhD degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology or a related field
  • Strong experience in protein purification is essential
  • Candidates are able to work in a multidisciplinary research environment
  • Experience in in vitro assays as well as general lab skills
  • Excellent English communication skills (written and oral)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with IDPs and/or coiled coil proteins
  • Experience with insect cell expression
  • Applicants show excellent work ethic
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to train others

Applications should include:

  • Cover letter indicating the motivation to apply for this position
  • CV including a publication list
  • A short description of previous research accomplishments
  • Contact details of at least 2 approachable academic referees

This material should be submitted via our online application system stating Code 2020-PostDoc-1030 in your application letter at:

This full-time position is available immediately and applications will be reviewed on receipt. The position will be kept open until filled.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Pfotenhauerstraße 108
01307 Dresden, Germany

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