I am looking for two PhD students to join our research group in Mainz/Germany. Here is the ad:2 PhD positions in Structural Biology at JGU/IMB Mainz, GermanyTwo PhD positions are available in the group of Eva Wolf at the Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) and the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) in Mainz, Germany. Research in the Wolf group is focused on thestructural, biochemical and biophysical analysis of proteins involved in circadian (day-time dependent) regulation and light-synchronization. To elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying circadian regulation, the PhD student will apply a wide range of techniques including 3D-structural analyses (e.g. X-ray crystallography, Cryo-EM, SAXS, Crosslink-MS), biochemical and biophysical protein interaction studies as well as UV/VIS spectroscopy. To produce highly pure proteins and protein complexes for these applications, she/he will perform cloning, recombinant protein expression (E.coli, insect cells) and protein purification using FPLC systems. Within collaborations, she/he will also analyze clock protein functions in cell-based approaches and in vivo systems. Candidates with a strong interest in structural biology, protein biochemistry, protein structure-function relationship and a significant previous exposure to these research areas during their master education are encouraged to apply.
Please send your application including your CV, motivation letter, certificates and contact details for 2 references in one pdf-file to Eva Wolf (email@example.com). The deadline for this application is November 4th 2020.
The prospective PhD student will also be affiliated with IMB’s International PhD program (IPP) and must have a good command of English. PhD candidates must also apply to the International PhD Programme (IPP, https://www.imb.de/students-postdocs/international-phd-programme).The deadline for registration at the IPP is November 27th 2020.
With best regards,
Prof. Dr. Eva Wolf
IMB and University Mainz
55128 Mainz, Germany