Research Assistant (PhD Studentship)

Darmstadt University of Technology

Germany

August 2, 2021

Description

The Synthetic RNA Biology Lab at the Department of Biology invites applications for the position of a

Research Assistant (PhD Studentship) – 65%

for a funding period of three years initially.

Our research focuses on regulatory RNA structures. One of our key topics is viral replication, in particular the characterization of RNA-ligand interactions.

The aim of the project "Target-RNAantiV" is the development of novel small molecule inhibitors against essential regulatory RNA elements in the genome of SARS-CoV-2. RNA structures in the genome of SARS-CoV-2 are crucial for viral replication and therefore potential drug targets. Especially, RNA structures that control the translation of viral proteins will be investigated.

The project includes FACS-based high-throughput screening, toxicity assays, and genome editing by CRISPR/Cas in BSL1 cell culture. Active collaboration with structural biology and pharmaceutical/medical groups is expected.

We offer:

Successful applicants will work in an exciting and interactive research environment as members of a dynamic team of international scientists and apply the latest technologies in biochemistry and molecular biology. The projects are embedded in an international consortium “COVID19-NMR” as well as the CRC 902 “Molecular Principles of RNA-based Regulation”. Association to both the international community of the consortium and the integrated graduate school of the CRC guarantees an excellent collaborative and interdisciplinary environment for research and a well-structured training in scientific and other key competences.

We expect:

The prerequisite for employment is a completed degree (Master of Science or comparable) in life sciences or related natural sciences with excellent grades. You have practical experience in the field of biochemistry and/or molecular biology and have a keen interest in experimental research. We expect highly motivated students who enjoy working in a team. Excellent English language skills are essential.

Opportunity for further qualification (doctoral dissertation) is given. The fulfillment of the duties likewise enables the scientific qualifications of the candidate.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt).

Applications (in german or english) including the standard documents, the abstract of the Master's thesis and the contact details of the supervisor of the Master's thesis should be sent in electronic form (as a single pdf) giving the identification number to: julia.weigand@tu-darmstadt.de

By submitting your application, you agree that your data may be stored and processed for the purpose of filling the vacancy. You can find our privacy policy on our webpage.

Code No. 403

Published on

July 19, 2021

Application deadline

August 02, 2021

Similar Jobs

Darmstadt University of Technology

Germany Jul 20, 2021

Add to favorites Read more...

Wiss. Mitarbeiter_in (w/m/d)

Our research focuses on regulatory RNA structures. viral replication, in particular the characterization of RNA-ligand molecule inhibitors against essential regulatory RNA elements in the genome of RNA structures in the genome of SARS-CoV-2 are crucial...

Add to favorites Read more...

Msc Student Position In Laboratory Of Neurodegeneration

The Laboratory of Neurodegeneration at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw, headed by Prof. opportunity to learn several biochemical, molecular, and cell biology techniques and work with stem cells and primary...

Universities and Institutes of Czech

Czech Republic Jul 15, 2021

Add to favorites Read more...

Postdoc Position In Enzymology & Protein Engineering

Research Field: Biological sciences › Biological engineering Chemistry › Location: Czech Republic › Brno research in the field of enzymology and protein engineering. understand the structure-function relationships of proteins and improve their Biophysical analysis of...

Add to favorites Read more...

University Assistant With Doctorate

Independent research on molecular mechanisms of bacterial-host interactions Cooperation with established research groups at the Institute of Molecular Contribute to teaching in molecular biology and microbiology (Bachelor, international journals in the fields of infection biology...

Add to favorites Read more...

Research And Teaching Assistant Professor

Research Field: Biological sciences › Biology Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Lodz competences in conducting scientific research in the field of biochemistry, experience in laboratory techniques used in molecular biology, especially in...

Add to favorites Read more...

Assistant - Faculty Of Biotechnology, University Of Wrocław

outstanding scientific achievements documented by publications; scientific publications and writing projects; scientific interests related to protein engineering, biophysical chemistry, purification, physico-chemical analysis of proteins, cell biology methods motivation to scientific work; knowledge of the Polish...