The core competence of the research group of Prof. Schwaneberg (http://www.biotec.rwth-aachen.de/) is the evolutionary and rational design of proteins. Our projects range from basic research to elucidate structure-function relationships and their modeling, methodological developments for Directed Evolution and optimization of biocatalysts for industrial production and peptides as materials for medical applications.
In a BMBF fundet project you will generate,inprove and charakterize whole cell hybrid catalysts.
We are looking for enthusiastic and talented PhD fellow with a M.Sc. in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or Biology or related fields. You are highly self-motivated and ambitious and can work well in a highly active international research team, but also work on your own. Additionally you show a high level of English language proficiency (verbally and written) and excellent communication skills. Analytical thinking and self-motivation complete your profile. A background in modeling of structure and dynamics proteins is desirable. Interest in catalytic properties of enzymatic systems and basic chemical knowledge is highly required.
The position is for one year and is to be filled as soon as possible. An extension by two years is possible. This is a part-time position (50% of the standard weekly hours for full-time employees).
The successful candidate has the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree.
The salary corresponds to level TV-L EG 13.
RWTH Aachen University is certified as a "Family-Friendly University". We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled persons and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.
Please send your application by January 31, 2017 to
Dr. Nursen Sözer
Lehrstuhl für Biotechnology
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