PhD position (m/f/d) on the molecular reconstruction of artificial helical peptide fibres in cells using 3D electron microscopy approaches

Job Offer from November 28, 2022

The Physical Chemistry Department at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research is looking for a highly motivated and creative

Ph.D. student

for a project on structural biology of artificial helical peptide fibres using single particle analysis and 3D cryo electron microscopy. The successful candidate should have a master degree in chemistry, physics or biology (or equivalent), good communication skills and he/she should like to work in a highly interdisciplinary team with state of the art equipment. The research work comprises the structural examination of artificial peptide fibres that form by intracellular self assembly after uptake of the monomer building block. Aim of this project is to reconstruct the molecular structure of the intracellular fibres up to near atomic resolution using 3D electron microscopy techniques. This project is funded by the newly established SFB 1551 and the successful candidate will profit from being part of the associated graduate school. Of advantage is a solid experience in electron microscopy or programming knowledge. Fluent English is required. The work will be supervised by Prof. Katharina Landfester and Dr. Ingo Lieberwirth.

To apply please submit your complete electronic application (cover letter, CV, copy of academic records, references) to:

Dr. Ingo Lieberwirth
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
E-Mail: lieberw@...
For further information and contact details please see this website

The selection process will continue until the position is filled.

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