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[ccp4bb] Job opportunity in Berlin - HZB and MDC advertise a postdoc position

The Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, the Freie Universität Berlin and the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin jointly operate three experimental stations for bio-macromolecular crystallography at BESSY II, one of the world’s most modern synchrotron radiation sources for VUV and soft X-rays.


The Max-Delbrück-Center is seeking a


Post Doctoral Research Assistant


to support a structure-based drug discovery project on various GTPase families (headed by Dr. Oliver Daumke). The successful candidate will also be involved in the operation of the BESSY II bio-macromolecular crystallography beamlines (headed by Dr. Manfred S. Weiss) and will take part in graduate student education.


Initially, a three-year contract will be offered to the successful candidate with the possibility for an extension. The salary will be based on German Federal TVöD. The position is available from March, 2018.


Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in the biological, chemical or physical sciences and have a background in bio-macromolecular crystallography, biochemistry or computational chemistry. The position also requires the documented ability to conduct independent research as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


The MDC is an equal opportunity employer and supports gender equality.


Please send applications (CV, list of publications, .pdf-file format) in electronic form until 30.11.2017 to:



Dr. Manfred Weiss (msweiss@helmholtz-berlin.de)




Dr. Oliver Daumke (oliver.daumke@mdc-berlin.de)


Dr. Manfred S. Weiss
Macromolecular Crystallography
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
Albert-Einstein-Str. 15
D-12489 Berlin

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH

Mitglied der Hermann von Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e.V.

Aufsichtsrat: Vorsitzender Dr. Karl Eugen Huthmacher, stv. Vorsitzende Dr. Jutta Koch-Unterseher
Geschäftsführung: Prof. Dr. Bernd Rech (kommissarisch), Thomas Frederking

Sitz Berlin, AG Charlottenburg, 89 HRB 5583

Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1
D-14109 Berlin