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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

Work­ing field:

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

Require­ments:

  • 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 oliver.lenz@tu-berlin.de, 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.