Technische Universität Berlin - Faculy II - Institute of Chemistry / Biophysical Chemistry, Max-Vollmer-Laboratory
Research Assistant - 0.65 working time - salary grade E13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen
The research group “Biochemistry of Gas-converting Biocatalysts” at the Technische Universität Berlin primarily works on the molecular biology, biochemistry, and application of H2-converting metalloenzymes, which are able to catalyze H2 oxidation/formation in the presence of molecular oxygen. We offer an outstanding research environment with state-of-the-art instrumentation and strong links to the Cluster of Excellence “Unifying Concepts of Catalysis (UniCat)”.
The DFG-funded project aims at the application of an O2-tolerant hydrogenase for H2 driven biotransformations as well as for future light driven H2 production. The PhD candidate will work on
i) the engineering of recombinant microbes for H2 driven biotransformations,
ii) protein engineering for efficient biohydrogen production, and
iii) the physiological characterization of hydrogenase carrying microorganisms.
The latter includes the investigation of the interplay of hydrogenases with cell metabolism via quantitative physiology studies and metabolic flux analyses. The project will be co-supervised by Dr. Lars Lauterbach (TU Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Bruno Bühler (Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig). A lab rotation will be part of this project. PhD thesis preparation is possible.
successfully completed university degree (Master, Diplom or equivalent) in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, chemistry or a related discipline, very good grades desired
previous experience in biochemistry and molecular biology are expected, preferably in microorganisms, experience in genetic expression and protein engineering
independent working style
flexibility and ability to form part of a team
interest in working in a multidisciplinary and international environment
willingness to cooperate and travel
good interpersonal skills as well as written and oral communication skills in English and German are required
of advantage are:
background in protein engineering, biocatalysis and/or systems biology
Please send your application with the reference number (II-268/18) and the usual documents (including motivation letter, CV, copies of your education certificates, a brief summary of previous research experience, contact information of two referees) to Technische Universität Berlin - Der Präsident - Fakultät II, Institut für Chemie, FG Biophysikalische Chemie, Max-Vollmer-Laboratorium, Prof. Dr. Hildebrandt, Sekr. PC 14, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin or by e-mail in a single pdf-file to email@example.com.
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.
Technische Universität Berlin - Der Präsident - Fakultät II, Institut für Chemie, FG Biophysikalische Chemie, Max-Vollmer-Laboratorium, Prof. Dr. Hildebrandt, Sekr. PC 14, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin