MASARYK UNIVERSITY

PhD Position in the Loschmidt Laboratories

Location
Brno, Czech Republic
Posted
05 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Oct 2018
Ref
42169
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

DESCRIPTION:

Part of the Marie Curie Innovative Training Network ES-Cat, aimed at directed protein evolution for synthetic biology and biocatalysis. The project is an EU-funded collaboration between European laboratories working on protein engineering: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/hollfelder/Research/es-cat. We are seeking a motivated student for a Ph.D. in the Loschmidt Laboratories at the Masaryk University and International Centre For Clinical Research, Brno, Czech Republic: http://loschmidt.chemi.muni.cz/peg.

RESEARCH TOPICS:

  • protein engineering, directed evolution, mechanistic enzymology
  • software engineering: Caver, Hotspot Wizard, PredictSNP, FireProt

 PROFILE OF CANDIDATE:

  • experience in protein or software engineering
  • high motivation and enthusiasm
  • basic molecular biology OR programming in JAVA
  • proficiency in English language

 APPLICATIONS:

 SELECTED PAPERS:
Nucleic Acids Research 46: W356, 2018                
Nucleic Acids Research 46: W344, 2018
Angewandte Chemie 56: 4719, 2017       
ACS Catalysis 8: 2402, 2018
Nature Chem. Biol. 10: 428, 2014             
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137: 4988, 2015

 Information about Brno, Czech Republic

  • The capital of South Moravian Region and the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a population of almost 400,000 people
  • Modern, dynamic and fast growing centre of industry, trade, science, research and innovation with business incubators and centres of excellence in science
  • A city of universities with more than 86,000 students
  • More than 10,000 researchers; 2,200 IF publications/year; 600+ PhD graduates/year, 500 mil. EUR of R&D investment per year, more than 350 companies with in-house R&D
  • City of Gregor Mendel, the founder of genetics; the prestigious Mendel Lectures series takes place in Brno since 2003 (lectures of the world´s top scientists, including Nobel Prize winners)

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