PhD position in biochemistry and structural biology: Germany

The University of Tübingen is inviting applications for a PhD position (m/w/d; E13 TV-L, 60%) in biochemistry and structural biology. The position is available within the group of Dr Khaled Selim which focuses on cell signaling in bacterial pathogens including Burkholderia sp. and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The PhD student will investigate the regulatory mechanism and structure of a new class of PII-like signaling transduction protein, using state-of-the-art techniques of protein biochemistry, structural biology, proteomics and genomics.

The research project will be performed in close cooperation with Max-Plank Institute of Developmental Biology and Medical Microbiology Department, Tübingen University. The IMIT and the Center of Excellence EXC 2124 “Controlling Microbes to Fight Infections” at Tübingen University are providing a first-class research environment with a unique opportunity to conduct this research, by highly interactive groups with state-of-the-art methodological equipment.

The position will be in the group of Dr. Khaled Selim and will be associated with the qualification programme of the Interfaculty Graduate School of Infection Biology and Microbiology (IGIM). The earliest possible start is the 1st of January 2021 (with flexible of starting data) and funded for 1-2 years with possibility of extension for 1-2 more years upon positive evaluation of the project.

We offer a Research Assistant position with possibility of obtaining PhD (60% E13) in an international team and excellent equipped laboratory at the University of Tübingen. The University of Tübingen seeks to increase the number of women in research and teaching and therefore encourages qualified female to apply. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference.

Candidate qualities:

The ideal candidate will have an excellent master degree in biochemistry or biological sciences, with a strong background in structural biology including X-ray crystallography, molecular biology tools and biochemistry. High motivation, dedication to research, experimental creativity, cooperative and self-organized working is expected. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required. The students in end of their Master are highly welcomed to apply.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send their application including a statement of interest (max. 1 page), CV, copies of university degree(s) with grades, a short summary of the master’s thesis (1-2 pages max.) and two letters of recommendation as a single PDF document to referencing the keyword “PII-like signalling – Research Assistant position”. Please note, that only complete applications will be considered.

Application deadline: as early as possible until the position is fulfilled

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