Research Ass./Postdoc in Molecular Modelling & Simulation of Glycosaminoglycan-Protein Interactions

Dresden (DE)
26 Jun 2017
End of advertisement period
14 Aug 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At the Biotechnology Centre (BIOTEC), the Research Group Structural Bioinformatics is inviting applications for a 

Research Associate / Postdoc Position
(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

working on Molecular Modelling and Simulation of Glycosaminoglycan-Protein Interactions. 

The position is within the Collaborative Research Network SFB/Transregio 67 “Functional Biomaterials for Controlling Healing Processes in Bone and Skin - From Material Science to Clinical Application”, and it will be available as soon as possible and limited until 30.06.2021. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG). The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification.

The BIOTEC is an international and interdisciplinary institute of the Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering focused on molecular bio-engineering, proteomics, genomics, biophysics, stem cells and computational biology. The TU Dresden is one out of eleven German Universities of Excellence.

Tasks: The successful candidate will work on modelling and simulation of glycosaminoglycan-protein systems in close collaboration with experimental partners in the multidisciplinary and highly collaborative environment of the scientific Transregio network. 

Requirements: The candidate should have a university degree and a Doctoral (Ph.D.) degree in structural and computational biology/physics/chemistry or a related scientific discipline. The ideal qualified candidate should be highly motivated and interested in working in the multidisciplinary, international and highly collaborative environment of the Transregio scientific network. The candidate should be able to work independently and also to be a team player. Suitable candidates should have outstanding internationally recognized scientific accomplishments in the area of computational glyco-biology and strong experience with docking methodology and molecular dynamics simulations of proteins and glycosaminoglycans. Proficiency with AMBER and excellent communication skills in English will be required. 

Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.

Application: To apply for this position, please send electronically as a single PDF a cover letter and CV including a research interest statement, description of past research activities, publications and names and e-mail addresses of three referees until 14.08.2017 (stamped arrival date of TU Dresden applies) to: (Please note: We are currently not able to receive electronically signed and encrypted data.) or to: TU Dresden, BIOTEC, Frau Ph.D. Maria Teresa Pisabarro, Tatzberg 47/49, 01307 Dresden, Germany. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. 

The Research Group Structural Bioinformatics and the BIOTEC are excellently equipped and provide outstanding working conditions in a very international environment. The group has access to the supercomputing facilities of the TU Dresden (ZIH). For scientific details please refer to our group’s web site: