Open Positions 4
Time Span as soon as possible for 4 years
Application Deadline 28 Feb 2022
Type of Position
PhD - Doctoral Programme
Field of Research
Mathematics / Natural Sciences
Subjects Cellular Logistic
Description The Max Planck Institutes for Biophysical Chemistry and
Experimental Medicine in Göttingen are internationally leading research
institutes of exceptional scientific breadth, which will merge in 2022 to
become the largest institute of the Max Planck Society. The new institute will
com-prise more than 40 research groups and employ around 1,000 people from
over 50 nations.
The Department of Cellular Logistics (Prof. Dr. Dirk Görlich) invites
applications for two positions as a
PhD Student (f/m/d)
- Development of Nanobodies for therapeutic applications -
The envisioned projects aim at developing therapeutic nanobodies to treat
infections by multiresistant bacteria, sepsis, immunerelated diseases
(autoimmune conditions, cytokine storm), and snake venom poisonings. They
will include the generation of neutralizing nanobodies against a wide range of
bacterial virulence factors, immune regulators, as well as snake toxins.
Projects will also include establishing assays for quantifying biological
nanobody effects, the structural characterization of nanobody-target
complexes, optimization of nanobodies by di-rected evolution and computational
methods, and optimizing production workflows.
Successful candidates will have a keen interest and strong background in
biochemistry and molecular biology. For some of the projects, experience in
structural biology, protein design, molecular dynamics simulations, and
Rosetta modeling would also be of advantage.
PhD candidates hold (or expect to complete soon) a Master's or equivalent
PhD students will have the opportunity to participate in one of several
available PhD programs, with four years of funding, in collaboration with the
University of Göttingen. Masters students aiming at a fast track PhD are also
Payment and benefits are based on the German public service pay scale (TVöD
Bund) guidelines. The starting date is flexible.
The group language is English, so no German language skills are required – but
it is a great opportunity for you to learn German!
The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals
with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from
such qualified individuals. The Max Planck Society strives for gender and
diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.
Interested? Submit your application including cover letter (explaining
background and motivation), CV, transcripts, and publication record,
preferably via E-Mail as a single PDF file. Applications will be reviewed on a
rolling basis until the positions are filled.
Please send your application to:
Language of Dissertation
Letter of Motivation
List of Publication
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