Technische Universität Berlin - Faculty II - Institute of Chemistry / Biophysical Chemistry
Research Assistant (PhD candidate) - 0.65 working time - salary grade E13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen
under the reserve that funds are granted
DFG-funded research on the assembly and molecular function of complex metal centres in biotechnologically relevant enzymes. The project focuses on the assembly of the nickel-iron active site of hydrogenase and its role in catalysis. The employed analysis methods include molecular biological, biochemical, physiological, as well as spectrometric and spectroscopic techniques. We offer state-of-the-art instrumentation, an outstanding research environment, and the possibility to attain a doctoral degree (PhD). The interdisciplinary project will be performed as integrative part of the DFG priority programme “Iron-Sulfur for Life” and is designed as a collaborative endeavour together with other research groups of the consortium. PhD thesis preparation is possible
Successfully completed university degree (Master, Diplom oder Äquivalent) in natural or life sciences (biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology)
Familiar with molecular biology and genetic engineering, preferably on microbes
Experience in gene expression and protein purification
Ability to work independently as well as in a team; flexibility and resilience
Very good skills (speaking and writing) in German and English
Interest in an interdisciplinary work environment
Willingness to travel and to cooperate with project partners
Good command of English and German
How to apply:
Please send your application (including an one-page summary of your Master/Diplom thesis work) with the reference number and the usual documents preferably by e-mail (as combined pdf file) to email@example.com, alternatively in written form to Technische Universität Berlin - Der Präsident - Fakultät II, Institut für Chemie, FG Biophysikalische Chemie, Dr. Oliver Lenz, Sekr. PC14, Straße des 17. Juni 115, 10623 Berlin.
To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.
Please send copies only. Original documents will not be returned.